SEWBReC Company History

Milestones in SEWBReC’s Development

 

  • 1998: The National Biodiversity Network Linking LRCs project began the process of establishing the first Welsh LRC in Powys and Brecon Beacons.
  • Spring 2000: The Wildlife Trusts Consultation on LRC Development in Wales recommended the establishment of four LRCs.
  • September 2001: Potential partners in a South East Wales LRC met in Bridgend and made the decision to appoint a Development Officer.
  • November 2002: A Development Officer was appointed.
  • November 2003: SEWBReC was registered as a limited company.
  • February 2004: The Development Plan was launched at the National Museum of Wales.
  • Spring 2004: The Manager and IT Officer were appointed.
  • January 2005: The Data and Enquiries Officer was appointed.
  • August 2005: SEWBReC's Running Phase began.
  • Autumn 2005: The first Biodiversity Information Assistant (CCW data) was appointed.
  • Summer 2006: A new Biodiversity Information Assistant (CCW data) was appointed.
  • Spring 2007: Restructuring took place to promote existing staff to roles of Senior IT and Biological Records Officer and Senior Data and Enquiries Officer. A new Data and Enquiries Officer post was created.
  • Autumn 2007: Two new Biodiversity Information Assistants were appointed.
  • November 2007: The Wales LRC network is launched at the National Museum Wales, following the successful establishment of all four Welsh LRCs.
  • January 2008: SEWBReC reached the million records mark.
  • Autumn 2008: Two new Biodiversity Information Assistants were appointed.
  • October 2009: The Association of Local Environmental Records Centres (ALERC) was launched, providing a collective voice for LRCs in the UK.
  • October 2011: SEWBReC reached the 2 million records mark.

 

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