Have you booked your place at our Annual Conference and Awards Dinner?

It is just over two weeks to our Annual Conference and Awards Dinner sponsored by OAMPS Hazardous Industries!

I am keen to update you on the Conference programme which is below. It will be a solid day of interesting talks by our industry leaders!

The programme is as follows:

UK and Ireland Spill Association Annual Conference Programme 10 November 2022

0930 – Conference opening addresses – Chair, UK and Ireland Spill Association and Chair, International Spill Accreditation Scheme

0940 – Drivers for change in spill response – Neil Stodart, MD, Olteo Ltd

1020 – Sustainability in Spill Response  – Why is this important? – Dan Ellis, Sustainability Manager OHES/Adler and Allan

1050  – Coffee and Tea Break

1120 – PFAS – Opportunity or threat – how do we deal with it?

1150 – Case Study 1 – Domestic Spill Case Study, Response, Design and Structural Liabilities.
Alex Moore, Spill Response Wales

1220  – Open discussion

1240  – Finger Buffet lunch in Exhibition area

1330 – Professional Indemnity Insurance – knowing when you should have it and the risks you take if you do not. Adam Shefras, OAMPS Hazardous Industries

1400 – Plastic and its implication that present opportunity – Josh Doran, Oracle/Plastic Pollution Working Group

1430  – Not oil – where there is muck there is brass! – Mark Orr, Executive Director

1500 – Coffee and Tea Break

1520 – Career pathways in spill response – Employment Opportunities Working Group

1610 – Case Study 2 – Persistent PFC’s – A timely tale of PFAS substances identification, assessment and mitigation associated with airport fire training and emergency response use! Adrian Bhreathnach, ASP Environmental

1640 – Open Discussion

1700  – Closing comments and thanks

The hotel website is at:

We have negotiated the following accommodation rates for this event:

9 Nov: Bed and Breakfast – £115
10 Nov: Conference Delegate Rate to include lunch, dinner and breakfast – £149

Please book your accommodation DIRECTLY with the hotel using the following links:
9 Nov:
Book your group rate for UK & I Spill Association (Bed & Breakfast)
10 Nov:
Book your group rate for UK & I Spill Association (24 hour Rate)


Talking to members there is real enthusiasm for a conference, dinner and awards event.
Please support it to make this a great event but please do book promptly to save a lot of short-notice panics!

Please do get your bookings in as I have to firm up numbers early next week

So far we have two teams entered for the Go Karting Challenge but we need a minimum of four teams of four to hold the event which is kindly being sponsored by NRC.

If you have any queries please do get in touch!


Annex A – Booking Form

Annex B – Conference Programme

Annex C – Wine and Drinks Order Form