Rose Turner

We are sad to announce the death of Rose Turner. Rose was an organiser for Home Counties North and widow of Tony Turner. Rose’s funeral will be held at Cam Valley Crematorium, Great Chesterford, CB10 1RP, at 11.00 on Monday 17th June and afterwards at The Crown House, Gt. Chesterford.  We are advised that Rose died […]

Council news

The society’s council held its first meeting of 2024 on 22 February in London. Two of the key discussions centred on the website and a project looking at options for the future of the bp society. Website update Dominic Emery, deputy chair, reported on the website update. The site went live after the annual general […]

Your summer party invitation

Following the success of last year’s summer party revival, the society is holding another of its summer get-togethers. For 2024, the party is on 18 July and the venue is the Atrium at bp’s St James’s Square offices in London, SW1Y 4PD. We hope you can join us. This is a great opportunity to catch-up […]

bp helios fund

A lot of information has been provided to bp pensioners about the bp helios fund in the last six months. Much of this information related to the offer of a one-off cost-of-living assistance grant. However, it’s important to remember that the bp helios fund (formerly the bp benevolent fund) is available at any time if […]

Could you be the next editor of bps news?

As you may have read in my editorial on page 2 of bps news, I have decided to stand down as your newsletter editor after five years in the role and I’m looking for someone to take over from me. I believe I’m leaving the newsletter in a good shape – the design and layout […]

David Hunter

I have received a message from John Hunter (David’s brother) who sadly informed me that David died last week (4thApril). His health deteriorated last November as he suffered Prostate Cancer and Vascular Dementia, but following a few weeks in hospital, he then received very good palliative care in a nursing home until the end. Thinking […]

New venue but same vibe for AGM and reception

The society’s annual general meeting (AGM) and annual reception were held on 23 November at a new venue – etc.venues St Paul’s, 200 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4HD. As ever, it was wonderful to see some 100+ members from across the regions, coordinators and council members catching up with friends and colleagues, enjoying the wine […]

bp society AGM and annual reception

bp society agm 2022

The society’s 61st AGM and annual reception will take place on Thursday, 23 November 2023 at etc.venues St Paul’s, 200 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4HD. We have moved to a different venue for the AGM and reception as bp’s head office is unavailable. The new venue is right next to the London Wall and the […]

Annual retirees/guests golf day

bp retirees golf day

The annual Grangemouth retirees/guests golf day was held at Auchterarder Golf Club on Wednesday 23 August. A delighted Ian Howarth, the event organiser, reported that 30 golfers took part on a rather overcast day and the raffle raised £325.00 for the charity Water Aid. PHOTO: Team winners of the Howarth Trophy were Kevin Sutcliffe (visiting […]

Life after bp

Nevin stewart

In our occasional series looking at how former bp employees are spending their lives in retirement, we’re pleased to introduce you to Nevin Stewart FRSC whowas a bp synthetic chemist. Man with a mission Your editor has known Nevin Stewart since 2013 and he’s always had a project or two on the go. His current […]