Bournemouth, Poole and District

Dear Members

I am very pleased to have been selected as the Chair for the Bournemouth, Poole and District Group, part of the Wessex Branch of the CIPD.

Bob Cox has resigned as the chair and I would like to pass on my thanks to him for the way he has moved the group forward during his tenure, he has kindly agreed to stay on as a member of our committee.

The committee consists of Louise Woodward as Secretary, Donna Stonehouse as Treasurer and committee members: Bob Cox, Jonathan Saunders, Ned Seabrook, Averil Brown and Barras Stone, with new committee members joining us: Jasmine Sharma, Heather Muirhead, Mark Saddington and Lucy Stocks.

I would like to also thank, Louise, Donna, Jonathan, Averil, Ned and Barras for their support during 2012/2013. I’m really looking forward to working with the new, enlarged, committee in 2013/14.

As one of the largest Groups in the country, I am keen to attract more members to our events and the programme we have planned for the coming year I hope will cover topics that are going to be relevant for members operating across a wide range of business and HR sectors, but I would value any comments or feedback from our members on our events as we go through the year.

As we are unable to communicate to you all through e-mail, we have set up a Linked In Group for members to join, check up on events and make any comments, so please join the group to stay in touch.

Our first event will be an evening event held in October which will be a Legal Update from Kemp Jones Solicitors on Thursday 17th October 2013, but we will also holding some breakfast events as well, which may be more convenient for some of you to attend.

For details of the forthcoming events for 2013/14 please go to our linked in site or our events page as this year we will not be sending out ‘hard copy’ details of this years agenda.

We have moved our evening meetings to Thursdays and our breakfast meetings to Friday mornings.

I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible at our forthcoming events and any ideas you have for future topics do please feel free to let me know.

Sue Heyes
Chair Bournemouth, Poole and District Group

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