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West of England

West of England Branch Vision:
Our objective is to support the "mission" of CIPS in the west of England region, which covers the Somerset, Avon, Bath and Bristol areas. In particular, we seek to provide a programme of interesting, informative and enjoyable events for members, to recruit new members and to support student members in the region. 

Branch Overview

Welcome to the West of England Branch

Branch Mission:

  • To provide a local Professional Network
  • To promote representation, visibility and engagement in the local environment
  • To develop relationships between Member and Branch
  • To facilitate local sharing of Knowledge and Best Practice
  • To ensure alignment with CIPS strategy
  • Promote the professional and personal benefits of Membership in order to raise the profile and image of CIPS local and thereby recruit new Members
  • Elect an executive committee and hold yearly AGM's
  • Protect the image and reputation of CIPS through good stewardship of the CIPS brand


Social Media Links Join the West of England LinkedIn group here


Branch Chair & Secretary
Tom Casey MCIPS

Vice Chair
Elmer Fardo Bakker MCIPS

Education Liaison Officer
Andrew Parsons MCIPS

Committee Member
Laurianne Castelot