Welcome to the North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch area! Serving over 1100 members, our volunteer committee creates local opportunities for CPD and networking with other local members.

We are proud to have a cross section of HR and L&D professionals within our committee, with wide ranging experience at all levels in a vast variety of industries and sectors so that we can be representative of our membership base.

Our local events cover a wide range of different areas of HR and L&D, catering for everybody’s interests. You can find further details of forthcoming events.

We are also pleased to have strong links with local CIPD approved centres so we can support you from the beginning of your career in HR and as you progress, including upgrading support to Chartered Member and Fellow.

The branch is here for you, our members. If you have any ideas or feedback please contact us. You can also get in touch on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook – we use all three platforms to keep you up to date with news, events and items of interest. You can also speak to other local members via our LinkedIn group to share items of interest and best practice.

Thank you for visiting our branch area; we look forward to seeing you at one of our forthcoming events.

Corrine Ward
Branch Chair

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North Staffordshire/South Cheshire Branch profile

Numerically, ours is a relatively small branch (1,263) members but it spans a considerable geographic area. Although we are one of 48 branches, our membership accounts for only just over 1% of the total for the Institute (124,251).

Based on postcodes, our branch stretches from Crewe & Nantwich in the west almost across to Burton-on-Trent in the east and Stafford in the south up to Middlewhich in the north. Some members from outside our normal geographic area choose to belong to our branch, just as others within our area choose to belong to neighbouring branches. This is often to do with the fact that the home/work locations bridge the boundaries.

Branch overall strategic objective

To develop a branch, which communicates effectively with its members and other appropriate local professional bodies, is well managed and which actively seeks to promote the highest standards of educational, developmental and networking opportunities, in line with the Institute's professional standing.

Branch and Membership Information

CIPD branches across the United Kingdom and Ireland are run by locally elected honorary officers who work on an unpaid voluntary basis. The prime role of local Branches is to provide local networking and Continuing Professional Development opportunities for members. Each CIPD member is allocated to a branch on joining.

The Branches produce and manage their own area. These areas, together with the Branch newsletters, keep you posted about local diary dates of interest as well as general branch news and discussion of people management and development issues.

Contact us

Contact the team with your enquiries about local events or feedback on the future shape of branches

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