Welcome to our branch

Welcome to the CIPD Branch in Central London. We are so glad you're here.

We know how hard you work and how much you want to improve your workplace, and we're here to help you do that. That's why we create accessible, thought-provoking and innovative events that will give you actionable insights into how to make your workplace a better place for everyone.

We are part of a vibrant community of 3500 people professionals in the heart of one of the most exciting cities in the world. Our goal is simply to support you in your work and help you achieve your personal and organisation goals.

We're committed to providing events and providing support that will help transform the world of work and champion the diversity of our workplaces.

Garin Rouch, Chartered FCIPD and Krystle Siaw

Co-Branch Chairs

Come along to
our events

Our members rate their access to a local branch in their top three membership benefits. Come along to our branch events to discover other CIPD benefits. Explore the issues and trends impacting our profession. Network, learn and share ideas with people professionals in our area. 

We are one of the seven branches in the London region, and larger events are run by the region. 

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Get involved

Our branch reflects the diversity of the 3,500 members we serve across central London. The branch committee organise a programme of events and activities to support people professionals. Currently we're focusing on the following key themes:

  • Our People Profession - research, reports and future trends
  • Equality, diversity, inclusion and belonging
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Pay, reward and benefits

The CIPD Branch in Central London is passionate about engaging as many members across the people profession as we can, in particular to:

  • Freelancers and independent consultants: we run regular networking events and meetings to support these members.
  • Students: we partner with some of Central London’s finest institutions to maximise our reach and collaborate with student members.

We want to hear from you. Got an idea for an event? Want to get involved in helping to run the Central London Branch? Contact us - we are a responsive and enthusiastic bunch!

Our online branch events can be watched afterwards via YouTube.

Networking and learning

With workshops, round tables, panel discussions and expert speakers, our thought-provoking events cover everything our community needs. Network, learn and stay up to date. 


Keen to get involved, give back or raise your profile? Whatever your skills and interests, learn more about branch volunteering. 

Support for student members

Just starting out on your career? Want to meet experienced people professionals and keep up to date with all the topics you cover in your studies? We’re here for you as you study for your CIPD qualification.  

Member-to-member mentoring

We connect members who want to develop new skills and progress their careers with members who have expertise in coaching and mentoring. 

Want to get involved? Got an idea for an event? We want to hear from you!

Email us

Join one of our special interest groups

We bring together people professionals with a common interest to network, share ideas and learn from one another. Please email us if you’d like to join one of our special interest groups.

Equality, diversity, inclusion and belonging 

Led by our Co-Chair Woosh Raza, who identifies as both a person of colour and a member of the LGBT+ community, we are passionate about making a positive difference to foster a sense of inclusion and belonging for all.

Health and wellbeing 

Led by branch committee member Charlotte Brownlee, we want to make sure we are looking after our members, many of whom have a responsibility for wellbeing within their organisations. As a profession and certainly after the pandemic, we need to make sure we aren’t pouring from an empty cup. Our wellbeing events are focused on both our organisation and ourselves, as people professionals.

Get in touch to find out more. And let us know your ideas for other special interest groups. 

Find other branches in our area

Seven branches across London connect our network of 26,000 members. Our location, and the density of our membership, strengthens our relationships with other professional communities, employers, HR leaders, government agencies and academic centres. 

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