We’re a social bunch here in the East Midlands and like to get together every month. We generally meet in the evening on the first Wednesday of the month in a different city across our region. We usually opt for a pub that is fairly central and serves food should anyone fancy some grub whilst having a natter. We can be easily identified by new members as at least one of us has a copy of the latest ITI Bulletin to hand. Our Saturday meetings are held during the day and wider family members are more than welcome to join us, too.

Our next events are planned as follows:

Wednesday 4th December 2019: Nottingham meeting. We’ll be meeting in the Museum Room at The Olde Trip pub from 7 p.m. onwards. This is an informal gathering so arrive when you can. Some people will be eating and others simply pop along for a drink – please do join us if you can.

The Olde Tripe is reportedly the oldest pub in England and is well worth a visit. Built into the rocks that Nottingham Castle are built on it has a wealth of history and enchanting features. This does however mean that the stairs inside are quite steep! If anyone thinks they may have problems with steep stairs, please let me know.

The address is Brewhouse Yard, 1, Nottingham NG1 6AD which is just outside the town centre. There is on-street car parking if you are lucky enough to get a spot outside or there are a couple of car parks within walking distance. It takes about ten minutes to walk to the pub from the train station.


Annual AGM and Fuddle: 11th January 2020, 1-4 pm

As has become an annual tradition, we will once again be combining our AGM with a bring-and-share lunch. However, in a break from tradition, we have decided to move the venue this year. We would like to thank Janine Roberts and her partner Sandy for their kind hospitality over the years – we really do appreciate it. Recognising however the distance some of our members from the south of the region have had to travel, we are trying out a new venue that is hopefully more central and accessible for everyone.


We will therefore be meeting at Fearon Hall in Loughborough. The address is Rectory Road, Loughborough, LE11 1PL. While there is limited parking at the venue, Julia has tested out the public transport services for us and the hall is a just short walk from the train station.


As always, we would ask you to bring a dish to share with the group. While we have tea and coffee making facilities at the hall, we cannot heat anything up as in previous years, so please bring a cold dish to share. Some people home bake or make, others buy from the supermarket. All is welcome! Please let Claire know what you intend to bring so we can ensure we don’t have duplicates.


Another element of hiring a room is that we also have a bigger space to be in. Many of us are parents, and we have sometimes experienced that feeling not being able to be somewhere due to childcare. If this is you on this occasion, we would like to encourage you come with your child(ren) in tow if that means you can join us. We would ask of course that in the AGM part of the meeting that they are quietly entertained.


As much as anything, the AGM is an opportunity to plan our events and activities for the coming year. We’d love you to be involved!


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EMRG members enjoying a game of “Translator Top Trumps” as part of International Translation Day, 30th September 2017

Continuing Professional Development

CPD involves refining and expanding your skills and subject knowledge, as well as keeping up to date with commercial and linguistic developments, learning new technologies and contributing to our profession. The ITI recommends that all its members undertake 30 hours of CPD in each membership year, and as such the EMRG strives to organise two workshops a year to help local ITI members achieve this CPD goal.

Our most recent CPD offering was on Saturday 21st September 2019, where local East Midlands accountancy firm Bulley Davey were on hand to guide us through all things financial. It was a very useful workshop and our speaker Mandy was incredibly generous with her time and advice. We’ll be publishing a more detailed write-up in due course.


Thanks to the speakers at our Building Bridges event
in association with the University of Leicester
May 2018