Annual Report & Accounts 2020/21
Published: September 2021
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This year has seen the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the consequent restrictions on travel and social gatherings. For many people, nature has been a vital source of comfort that has contributed greatly to physical and mental health and well-being during this difficult period.The pandemic saw BTO adapt swiftly to staff working from home; the adoption of virtual opportunities made events such as our Annual General Meeting and celebration of 20 years in Scotland more accessible to more of our supporters. The virtual training courses run under lockdown have been a revelation, attended by 2,189 individuals across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; they are set to be a permanent part of the future BTO training offer.
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