Welcome to our branch area

Welcome to our South West Wales CIPD Branch – we cover a large and diverse area both geographically and in terms of the organisations that fall within our region. Traditionally, we have focused on holding events for fellow HR professionals looking to learn, share and network in order to help champion better work and working lives in their organisations. Given our geography we have been delivering a mixture of in-person and virtual events since before the pandemic and will continue to do so in coming years.

I became involved with the branch in 2013 and have been Vice Chair since 2015 stepping up to Branch Chair in 2021. I’m a passionate HR professional, and throughout my career I’ve worked across a number of sectors since taking up my first HR role in 2010. Currently I am Head of HR in a housing organisation, where I get the opportunity to put great HR into practice.

Our Branch Committee is made up of other equally passionate HR professionals from a broad range of backgrounds and sectors, and together with our colleagues at CIPD Wales, we organise and host a number of high-quality HR events each year.

Chris Stokes, Assoc CIPD
Branch Chair

Learn about our branch

Our main focus is on the events that we run between September and March each year (full details of which can be found in our programme). Our events provide learning and networking opportunities for HR professionals from across sectors and at various stages of their careers.

As always, we continue to champion better work and working lives and dovetail with the wider networks of CIPD Wales and at a national level, doing our bit to help support HR professionals and engage in wider conversations around issues that impact on the workplace.

Get involved

The easiest way to get involved is to come along to one of our events where you will find a great welcome and engaging content from our speakers. If you would like to get even more involved and lend a hand, feel free to get in touch with our committee to learn about the benefits of taking a leading role in helping other HR professionals further their professional and career development and the advantages to your own learning.

We’d very much like to welcome you to the branch and onto the committee if you would like to become a part of it.

Upcoming events

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