South West London Branch

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Welcome from the Chair

A warm welcome to the South West London Branch. The Branch predominantly runs its events through the two geographical groups based at Wimbledon (CIPD HQ) and Kingston (Kingston University). Additionally, we run an Independent Consultants’ Forum (ICF) and a Coaching Book Club (CBC), which mostly meet at Wimbledon. These are evening events and usually there is no charge for attendance. 

We hold flagship events typically on a Saturday. These provide a greater depth and understanding of the subject matter, and also offer the opportunity to ask detailed questions to the key speakers. Some of these events incur a small charge. 

Our Career Support special interest group provides support to members who wish to progress in their HR journey, including those returning from a career break, made redundant, seeking new opportunities or a mentor, or those just wanting to upgrade membership. 

All CIPD members from all branches are welcome to attend our events. You can view our latest events and book online on our events page. 

 We look forward to meeting you at one of our Branch events. 

Laura Perretta 
Chartered FCIPD – Branch Chair

About us

South West London branch covers the suburbs of Richmond, Kingston and Merton, and also stretches from Clapham Junction, Putney and Barnes, through to Chessington, Surbiton and Esher.

Our activities complement the resources provided by CIPD nationally. We provide an important opportunity for face to face networking, which enables you to build a professional network that will assist you in your work, as well as provide professional development and enhance your career prospects. Our branch is committed to: 

  • play our part in tackling the youth employment and skills agenda
  • strengthen our focus on CIPD Centers and Students
  • provide relevant and topical events across the region to meet the CPD needs of HR professionals. 

Our team of volunteer committee members is dedicated to meeting the needs of our members by delivering a varied programme of events and activities during the year. 

Our branch is also part of CIPD London. The region is made up of seven branches that work collaboratively to help develop an influential presence in London, while also delivering high quality support and networking opportunities at local level. 

If you have any queries or would like to get involved in our branch activities please contact Monika Michalikova, our Branch Administrator.  Remember, the branch is run by members on a voluntary basis, so get involved and make friends, increase your network, and promote your career all at the same time. If you wish to contact the committee please use the Contact Us link.

Wimbledon Group

Regular evening meetings are held at CIPD Headquarters, 151 The Broadway, Wimbledon (SW19 1JQ). Drinks and sandwiches are served from 18:30 and the meetings start at 19:15 and usually finish by 20:45. A wide range of speakers cover all aspects of the roles and responsibilities held by members. No parking but good bus and train services.

Kingston Group

Evening meetings at the Penrhyn Road campus of Kingston University (KT1 2EE) with parking and good proximity to bus and train stations. Drinks and sandwiches from 18:30; meetings start at 19:00 and usually finish by 20:45. We try to supplement speaker presentations with practical experiences from members and plenty of time for Q & As.

Independent Consultants' Forum

ICF is a Special Interest Group for existing and aspiring CIPD HR professionals working in HR, L&D, OD and Change Management. The purpose of ICF is to promote the interests of HR business consultants by providing a forum where ideas, knowledge, and information is exchanged; promotes business opportunities; and supports continuous professional development of its members. ICF holds four to five events a year starting at 18:30 (networking) with the main event at 19:00  to 20:30. The speakers are subject matter experts in their respective fields that benefits ICF members to support and promote business opportunity and growth.


South West London Branch

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