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CIPFA's conference centre facilities are available to help make your next event an outstanding success.

At the beginning of 2015 CIPFA moved into a newly furbished, state-of-the-art building at 77 Mansell Street, located conveniently between Tower Hill and Aldgate.

The new offices, and accompanying conference centre, further established the institute as a forward-thinking body which was committed to providing first class services to members and clients alike –both at home and abroad.

The conference centre is designed to host a number of different events, from casual breakfast meetings to formal dinners. Contact our team and they will talk you through the options available and the size of rooms you can book.

When booking your next event through CIPFA, you get the best of both worlds as you will enjoy the latest in conferencing facilities coupled with the heritage and history associated with the CIPFA brand.

To see our conference rooms or discuss availability please call the conference centre team on T: 0207 543 5898 or E:

The history of CIPFA

Since our inception in 1885, CIPFA has a long and proud history of bringing public finance officials together and championing the industry.
George Swainson
CIPFA was originally founded as the Corporate Treasurers and Accountants Institute and was based in Manchester, which was a thriving and rapidly expanding industrial centre. The first president of CIPFA was George Swainson, the Borough Treasurer of Bolton (pictured).

During this period local authority treasurers united to support each other and share best practice to help combat the significant changes to the infrastructure of towns and cities, as well as the predominantly poor living conditions of Victorian citizens.

On 6 January 1959 a Royal Charter was granted as the Institute regulated the professional conduct of its members in the public interest.

In 1973 the Institute became the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, or CIPFA for short. By this time it had branched out from local authority treasurers to supporting the whole financial aspect of the public sector.

The continuing expansion of the Institute saw CIPFA purchase No. 2 and 3 Robert Street in 1983. Previous residents of the building included the author JM Barrie (the creator of Peter Pan), the poet Thomas Hood and the playwright Sir John Galsworthy.

This extensive history is what makes CIPFA stand out from the crowd, and you can utilise this vast experience and the strength of the brand by booking your next conference centre room with us.