Our organisation

How we’re governed

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Designability was first established in the UK in 1968 under its former name, Bath Institute of Medical Engineering.

A registered charity

We are a charity registered in England and Wales with charity no. 256335 and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 933932.

Our registered office is Wolfson Centre, Department D1, Royal United Hospital, BATH, BA1 3NG.

Our work is overseen by four main bodies:

Our Board of Trustees

Our unpaid Board of Trustees meets at least three times per year and is responsible for ensuring that we meet our charitable objectives and are run according to our Articles of Association and Memorandum of Association.

Our Officers

Our unpaid Officers support and advise our Board of Trustees. Our Honorary Secretary is appointed by the University of Bath and our Honorary Assistant Secretary is appointed by our Trustees.

Our Projects and Research Governance Committee

Our Trustees appoint an unpaid Projects and Research Governance Committee to advise on our research and development programme.

Our Oversight and Scrutiny Committee

Our Trustees appoint an unpaid Oversight and Scrutiny Committee to review income and expenditure against budget.

 

Day to day responsibility for the running of Designability is delegated to our Chief Executive and Executive Management Team