They have done a successful data import and trial run, and are aiming for a launch date for the new site around 17th August all being well.
The new platform is lightning fast, and purpose built to be responsive for all devices. It has a very clean and modern new design, and is a lot less cluttered.
It's human nature to dislike change (!), but I believe the new site will be a huge improvement.
Plus with a team of coders on board, we can make any changes our membership deem as necessary, in a much more expedient manner going forward.
Here are some screenshots from the front page of the staging site to give you an idea of how it will look (apologies for the grainy images, the forum resizes them):