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Welcome to the CIPFA South West region

UK mapWe support members across the South West of England, and have groups in Bristol, Dorset 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. Given the vast size of our region, we are particularly concentrating on collaborating and working together with likeminded groups and organisations to work with, to help find locally sourced CPD and networking opportunities. 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.

CIPFA South West – Winners of the Regional Events Programme of the Year 2019

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email

You can find photos of our events on our Facebook page.

And finally, a reminder for anyone who may need support. CIPFA’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub is available to you and anyone in your personal or workplace networks. The hub brings together information and support on a wide range of topics. Access is free of charge, anonymous and there’s no need to register.

Who's who in your region


Christina Earls
Find out who else is on your regional council.

To contact the regional council, please email


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 Vice 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

Women in NHS Leadership: A career journey – 22nd July, 12.30-13.30pm

A discussion featuring Jaki Meekings-Davis (past President of CIPFA and a veteran non-executive in the NHS) and Angela Hibbard (CFO jointly for the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust) on how the NHS has shaped their work as finance professionals.

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CIPFA South West NHS Finance: a national and south west perspective – 12th August, 12.30-13.30pm

Leaders from NHS finance discuss the changing landscape of NHS funding.

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CIPFA South West have now created a separate Dorset/Jurassic Coast hub for our members in the Dorset area. This was inaugurated in November 2018.

CIPFA South West has agreed a discount on the course fees for obtaining the accredited CIPFA's Finance Business Partnering Level 7 Certificate. That brings the cost down to £1,750, and ensures the course is run locally to the South West, reducing travel time and costs as well! Contact us at for more details and your interest, and we will be in touch.

Meetings and minutes

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

    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.