Welcome to the CIPFA South West region

UK mapWe support members across the South West of England, and have groups in Bristol and Plymouth.

Our aim is to support Institute members and students across our region and to provide a link between CIPFA's national and local activities. We provide an exciting range of high impact, low-cost (usually free) events across the region. These events address a variety of current topics that help members and students to develop themselves both professionally and personally.

We hope to develop our activities further in the coming year, and we'll keep you up-to-date with these developments as we roll them out. If there is anything you think we could do to help you benefit further from your membership of the Institute, then please don't hesitate to let us know.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email E: cipfasw@cipfa.org



Who's who in your region


Danny Batten

Find out who else is on your regional council.

To contact the regional council, please E: cipfasw@cipfa.org.


Vice President's blog

Find out what's been going on in the South West with Vice President Christina Earls' blog.

What's going on in your region

Regional events

We provide an exciting range of high-impact, low-cost (usually free) events across the region that help members and students to develop themselves both professionally and personally. We're keen to organise more events across the region, so to get involved, please contact E: cipfasw@cipfa.org.

CIPFA South West AGM and Conference - 
16 March 2018, Torbay

CIPFA South West Annual Regional Dinner -
18 May 2018, SS Great Britain, Bristol

South West AGM and Conference 2017

CIPFA SW had a great day on 17th March 2017, with 50 delegates coming to the AGM and Conference. The CIPFA President, Brian Roberts, CIPFA Chief Executive and Dr Paul Thomas all kindly attended the event to share their thoughts on relevant topics such as Brexit and also Leadership skills. The AGM and Conference was followed by our inaugural CIPFA dinner with entertainment from Jimmy Tamley, a Comedian/Ventriloquist. The CIPFA President, Brian Roberts, also presented a newly qualified CIPFA student with his certificate for completing CIPFA training.

Meetings and minutes

The Regional AGM agenda can be downloaded online.

Council agendas and action notes will be posted on our Meetings and minutes page.

CIPFA Student Network

The CIPFA Student Network (formerly National Student Forum (NSF)) is the voice of CIPFA students. It provides a voice for students at all levels of CIPFA governance: Board for the Regions, Members and Students Development Board and CIPFA Council.

Regional networks

CIPFA’s thriving regions offer local events, training and networking opportunities. See what’s happening in your region:

Regional forum

A forum for CIPFA members and students in the regions to share ideas, documentation and discuss future plans.

The forum is restricted to CIPFA region members and uses the same login details as the CIPFA website. You will be asked to login if you are not already logged in to the website.

We have produced a guideline document on how to use the forum and some best practice hints and tips to help you get started.

Volunteering in your region

You could help your region to support members and students, in a variety of ways as a regional volunteer. We need the help of willing volunteers and have a broad range of opportunities for any member or student who is interested in getting involved.