This year marks IHEEM’s 75th anniversary, providing the Institute with a golden opportunity to celebrate and further raise its profile across the UK.

The anniversary year is being celebrated locally, regionally, nationally and internationally through a programme of special events. Supporting the events programme, there is a range of new projects and initiatives for members, branches, affiliates, and stakeholders to become involved in.

Highlights of the anniversary year include:

  • A series of round table events held across the country. The first of these was held in March featuring a select panel of Past Presidents of IHEEM discussing the key challenges facing the sector. Additional round table events looking at: apprenticeships, technicians & tradesmen and universities are planned.
  • A drinks reception held onboard HMS Warrior in the head office city of Portsmouth on 17 August, marking the anniversary will be attended by local dignitaries, members and stakeholders. 
  • The IHEEM annual conference, exhibition and awards dinner – ‘Healthcare Estates’ in October will provide a key focus for the anniversary year.
  • A special 75th anniversary dinner will be held as part of the IHEEM 2018 Regional Conference and Exhibition in Cardiff in August.
  • In November, the IHEEM President’s Address and Awards Ceremony will celebrate the accession of the new IHEEM President as they set out their vision for the future of the Institute.
  • The ‘IHEEM 75 Partner Programme’ encourages company affiliates to actively take part in the anniversary by hosting an event.
  • IHEEM Honorary Fellowships have been awarded to the 25 members who joined IHEEM before 1970.
  • IHEEM Honorary Apprenticeships will be awarded to the first 25 apprentices who become members in 2018.
  • Members who celebrate their 75th birthday in 2018, will receive a special birthday gift from IHEEM.
  • ‘Volunteer of the Month’ in recognition of the work that members contribute to the Institute.