Early December 2015 saw an ABA International event held this time near London - Great Britain. Co-hosted by Crawley Borough Council and supported by County Tree Surgeons the event was a great success. Over 30 participants were involved in a variety of skills activities during the 5 day event. This included training in European chainsaw techniques ECC/ICC levels 1-3, Emergency First Aid, the two new European Arborist qualifications, use of a mobile elevating work platform and assessor workshops. By the end of a very busy week a total of 60 skills assessments had been undertaken during the event, a number of these were carried out by the newly approved ABA assessors under supervision to a very high standard. Further assessor training events will take place throughout 2016.