CIPFA South West Inaugural Dorset/Jurassic Hub Event, November 2019
CSW was delighted at the attendance and quality of sessions at the first meeting of a new hub for our region, with thanks to our hosts, the Dorset Partnerships based at West Dorset District Council Offices in Dorchester.
We had the fantastic
support of Carolyn Williamson, the Vice President of CIPFA, and Deputy Chief
Executive at Hampshire County Council, who gave us an update on CIPFA
activities and described the journey she had taken at Hampshire in developing
and implementing the Public to Public shared services model for corporate
services. We had an excellent and broad range of subjects from the Dorset
Partnerships Journey from Jason Vaughan and Julie Strange, Health, from Loretta
Outhwaite, Audit, from Geri Daly at Grant Thornton, Investment Insights from
Roy Nolan at RP Mellon and our own President Christina Earls on Ethics.
CIPFA South West Annual Dinner 2018
The CIPFA South West Regional Annual Dinner was on 18 May 2018 on Bristol's SS Great Britain, for CIPFA members and special friends. The evening on board the SS Great Britain was fantastic. With just over 60 guests joining us for the evening, we enjoyed a three-course meal, and celebrated five of our recently qualified students, with Andy Burns presenting them with their certificates .
There was also a talk from Simon Mason, a former England and Great Britain hockey player, which was all about not giving up and persevering but when things don't work out, you may just get opportunities and experiences that will be just as good.
We had a wonderful time looking around the ship with guided tours and staff on hand to answer any questions. Bob, an SS Great Britain member of staff was fantastic and full immersed us in the history of the ship.
All in all it was a fabulous evening, and CIPFA South West is very excited to be planning for next year's event at the Fleet Air Arm museum, under Concorde 002.
A big thank you to CCLA, RP Martin and Aberdeen Standard Investments for sponsoring parts of the event, which helped make it such an enjoyable evening.