West London Branch

CIPD Branches - networking, insights and professional support

Welcome from the Chair

As a Branch we aim to offer members access to an exciting programme of free or low cost events and activities each year - as part of the benefits of your CIPD membership. 

Our events offer the chance to add to your CPD and make new contacts in a supportive and inclusive environment. We offer opportunities to hear leading edge thinking from a range of experts in HR and OD; to consolidate our professional knowledge; and to network with fellow professionals, exchanging ideas and sharing experiences. 

We aim to cover hot topics that reflect the strategic focus of the CIPD year on year - as well as running groups that focus on particular professional roles and areas of interest. But all our events are open to any interested members. 

We run popular employment law sessions through the year including free evening update sessions in September and May – and a full day paid for workshop in March. 

Our annual programme includes: 

  • Leading Edge HR 
  • Professional Practice – including OD, L&D and Reward as well as Employment Law 
  • Mentoring and Career Development (Mentoring Group & Career Advisory Group) 
  • Student events – open to all members but of particular help to those currently studying or just starting out 
  • Consultancy network – with sessions of particular interest for those working as internal or external consultants 

The Branch is run by a group of volunteer members who all contribute to organising the branch events programme. Our events get a very positive response from those who attend – and we seek and act on the feedback and suggestions we receive. We do our best to reflect the kind of subjects we know are of interest to you – whether you’re a generalist or specialist, an experienced practitioner or just starting out. 

We hope you make the most of all the opportunities the CIPD branch network offers. 

Please don’t hesitate to come along with colleagues or on your own. The events are friendly and informal, there is food and drink available and time to network and make new contacts, and whether you attend regularly or are coming for the first time, we look forward to seeing you there. 

Karen Partridge
West London Branch Chair

About us

Our branch has over 3,000 members of all grades. The West London area is a base for a diverse mix of private, public and third sector companies and organisations – and this mix is reflected in the multi-talented make-up of the branch membership from students just starting out on their careers to well-established and senior practitioners. 

This range of knowledge and experience can also be seen in the membership of our branch committee which includes employees of commercial companies and public institutions, independent consultants and academics. 

Some of the key committee members are: Karen Partridge, Branch Chair Julie Hadwin, Vice Chair Kevin Haslam, Vice Chair Karen Partridge, Branch Secretary Julia McDonald, Branch Treasurer Nelun Barrow, Membership Adviser Paula Lewis, CPD Adviser.

If you wish to get in touch with any of the committee members above please use Contact Us link. 

You can find out more about our committee and branch activities by reading our Branch newsletters.

CIPD London - a local branch partnership

We are also a part of CIPD London – a collaboration between 7 regional branches – and we are working together to strengthen the links between all our branches, draw on our collective expertise and contacts, and create and promote a London-wide events programme. So no matter which CIPD London branch you belong to you are welcome to attend events across the capital.