The branch organises a number of events throughout the year to build our professional networks and to promote professional development. All our events are advertised on the Events page.

We have various ways of keeping in touch with members. A quarterly e-newsletter features upcoming events at a local, regional and national level, and highlights recent reports and other professional developments.

In addition, we email occasional Branch Updates to members who want to be on our email lists. Please note: we no longer maintain mailing lists for the Croydon Group or the Small Business Group.

We also have a LinkedIn group where we post discussions and circulate information on future events.

Please do not hesitate to contact us about any professional issue and I hope to see you soon at one of our future events.

Best wishes,

Sean Smythe
Branch Chair

The Branch’s geographical area covers most Croydon, Sutton, Lambeth and Southwark postcode areas. Our total Branch membership stands at around 2,500 members

If you live or work in South London or Croydon, the South London Branch can offer a range of events to support your development as a member of a professional community, and to represent your views both locally and nationally

The Croydon Group meets at lunchtimes and offers regular updates on Employment Law related topics.

The Lambeth Group holds occasional evening meetings in Lambeth Town Hall which attracts many colleagues from a public sector background.

Our Small Business Group caters for members who manage small businesses or operate as freelance Consultants or Interim Managers.

We arrange Branch events with topical themes throughout the year, including lunchtime and breakfast meetings. We also hold an annual South Bank Lecture in partnership with South Bank University and the Chartered Institute of Management with a high profile speaker and networking.

The Branch is managed by a Committee of volunteers who are appointed every year at the members' Annual Meeting. Our next Annual meeting will be taking place on Thu 28 June 2018 and Voting Paper for the branch 2018/2019 committee can be found below. 

If you would be interested in becoming a Committee member, please speak to any Committee member or contact the Chair, Sean Smythe via

  • A programme of events to promote your professional development.
  • Encourage new and recently qualified members to join our professional community.
  • Better networking and the sharing of ideas and experience.

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

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CIPD London - a local branch partnership

We are also a part of CIPD London – a collaboration between seven regional branches – and we are working together to strengthen the links between all our branches, draw on our collective expertise and contacts, and create and promote a London-wide events programme. So no matter which CIPD London branch you belong to you are welcome to attend events across the capital.

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