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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. For more information about our premises click here.

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, Jane Bishop. 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 Rebecca Tregarthen. 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.

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 main Contacts tab


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