South West

IoD South West - About Us

The IoD South West region is one of the most active and vibrant in the UK, representing over 2000 members spread across 6 local branches - in Bath & WiltshireBristolDevon & Cornwall,DorsetGloucestershire and Somerset.

The South West Region is renowned for its programme of informative, inspirational and valuable business events. These include exclusive company visits and presentations, breakfasts with successful business speakers and dinners with entrepreneurs - all opportunities for you to learn, connect and build your business network.

The South West regional office is located within the stunning Bristol and Bath Science Park and is headed up by Regional Director Simon Face. The regional team aims to provide information, support and guidance for directors, entrepreneurs and other business leaders, helping their businesses to thrive and grow.

IoD members can enjoy unlimited access to the Science Park atrium and café for informal meetings and working, access to the balcony meeting areas, free use of WiFi, in addition to receiving 15% discount on meeting room hire. For more information click here.

We are extremely grateful to our many South West Committee Members whose ideas, experience and contacts within the South West business community ensures the success of these events. If you are interested in joining your local branch committee, please see the South West Regional Strategy and contact Simon Face at the Regional Office in the first instance for more information.

IoD South West CPD Workshops

We hold a number of continuous professional development courses throughout the year, with the schedule for this year here.
These 90 minute interactive case-study led CPD workshops open to both members and non-members cover the latest in strategy, leadership and governance best practice with added opportunities for peer-learning and networking. 

Please click here for further information.

Bristol Business Mayor Hustings: 14th April 2016
In association with Business West and Bristol Junior Chamber, the IoD South West are holding a Business Hustings event, whereby anyone from the business community in Bristol can attend. We will hear from all 10 candidates running this year, with BBC’s Dave Harvey hosting, and live coverage on Points West. The event is free of charge and will be held in the Heineken Lounge at Ashton Gate Stadium. Please book on quickly to avoid disappointment; see the link below for more information and how to book:

Booking link here.

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