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South West

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IoD South West runs a busy programme, including exclusive company visits and presentations, breakfasts with leading business speakers and dinners with entrepreneurs – all informative and valuable opportunities for members to learn, connect and build their business network.

The office is located at the stunning Bristol and Bath Science Park and is headed by regional director Simon Face. His team aims to help local businesses thrive, providing information, support and guidance for directors, entrepreneurs and other organisational and business leaders.

Members enjoy unlimited access to the Engine Shed lounge in central Bristol, as well as the Science Park atrium for informal meetings and working; both offer cafés, free WiFi and discounts on meeting room hire.

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A Celebration of Leadership talent, success and achievement in the South West

Nominate someone you know who represents excellence as a business leader and who you feel deserves recognition at our prestigious awards. If you have been nominated you will be invited to enter the awards, or you can enter on your own accord without being nominated. Please enter below, or to nominate someone send us their name, job title, organisation and a few words about your nominee.

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Upcoming Events

Below is just a selection of the vast portfolio of events available.

New Year Drinks at Whatley Manor

22nd January

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Curry Club Networking Lunch

26th January

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Visit to Bristol Airport

15th February

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Business Breakfast

19th February

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Directors Briefing Lifetime Pension Allowance

21st February

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Directors' Dinner

1st March

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South West branches

IoD South West covers one of the most active and vibrant regions in the UK, representing more than 2,000 members spread across six local branches – Bath & Wiltshire, Bristol, Devon & Cornwall, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Somerset.

About Bath and Wiltshire Branch

The Bath and Wiltshire branch has around 500 members and is led by chair, Guy Tullberg. With the help of the volunteer committee and IoD staff, the branch supports local members, organises valuable business events and, in particular, is building links with senior military personnel in the area.

About Bristol Branch

The Bristol branch is ably led by chair Lhosa Daly. Together with a dynamic group of local entrepreneurs and IoD staff, she represents local members and organises a series of inspirational and valuable business events in the west of England.

LEP Business Board Member

The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is recruiting senior business leaders to help shape the economic future of the West of England.

Seeking Business leaders that are inspirational, influential and have the credibility to champion the West of England at regional, national and international level.

They will have knowledge and expertise in the region’s industry, ideally this will include key areas, such as:

  • Aerospace and advanced engineering
  • Digital creative and high tech
  • Law, finance and insurance
  • Infrastructure (planning, housing, transport, digital)
  • Skills
  • Business growth and innovation
  • Health

The LEP meets six times per year. All business roles are voluntary.

Further information can be found here: Business Board Member Role Requirement

Expressions of interest should be emailed along with a short biography or CV to by Friday 24 November 2017.

About Devon and Cornwall Branch

The Devon and Cornwall branch is chaired by James Jordan, head of corporate banking for HSBC. In conjunction with volunteer committee and IoD staff, he supports the branch’s 400 local members and oversees a programme of inspirational and valuable business events across the two counties.

About Dorset Branch

Angela Piromalli, founder and MD of Rock Recruitment, is chair of the IoD Dorset branch. With the help of her entrepreneurial committee and IoD staff, she represents and supports local members and leads inspirational and valuable business events in Dorset.

About Gloucestershire Branch

Covering around 400 members, the Gloucestershire branch is ably led by chairman Chris Smith, MD of Marshfield Bakery. With the help of other business leaders on the committee and IoD staff, he supports local members and heads up inspirational and valuable business events in Gloucestershire.

About Somerset branch

The Somerset branch is ably led by chairman Helen Lacey, founder and MD of Red Berry Recruitment. With the help of the volunteer committee and IoD staff, she supports local members and organises inspirational and valuable business events in Somerset.

Contact IoD South West

For more information, please contact

0117 370 7785

South West

Branch and staff contacts can be found on the mainContacts tab

IoD South West
The Innovation Centre
Bristol and Bath
Science Park
Emersons Green
BS16 7FR

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