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.

                                              You can find photos of our events on our Facebook page



Who's who in your region


Christina Earls

Find out who else is on your regional council.

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


President's blog

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

Vice President's blog

Find out what's been going on in the South West with President Amanda Card's 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 Dorset/Jurassic Hub Conference - Friday 9th November 2018 - West Dorset District Council, Dorchester

CIPFA South West AGM 2019 - Friday 15 March 2019 - Exeter Guild Hall

CIPFA South West Annual Dinner 2019 - Friday 24 May 2019 - Fleet Air Museum Yeovilton

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 3-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 are very excited to be planning for next years.

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.

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.

Managing your membership

  • MyCIPFA –
    update your contact details and access benefits.
  • Membership fees –
    current fees and how to pay.
  • FAQs –
    a list of popular questions to help guide you.

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.