During the 106th annual SLTC conference a number positions were elected. The election of Ken Nokes, Satra, to the position of vice-president. He replaces Ian Tate, Stahl. Karl Flowers, BSLT was elected as honorary secretary/treasurer. Dr Geoff Attenburrow, BSLT and Ian Richardson, Pittards, both stepped down as council members. They were replaced by Dr Matt Walker, Clariant, and Christine Powley-Williams, BLC Leather Technology Centre. Dr Amanda Long, BLC Leather Technology Centre, was elected as chairman of the SLTC technical subcommittee and Judi Moakes replaces John Williams as the membership secretary.

During the conference John Percival, formerly of the Scottish Tanning Group and David Kellet were awarded honorary life memberships of the society and Richard Turner, Satra, was made a fellow of the society.

Dr Amanda Long, R D Allan and Michael Goldmann were all awarded SLTC professional grade status during the past year.