Welcome to our branch

Welcome to our branch where we bring HR and learning and development professionals in Lancashire together to network, contribute their views, and share best practice. With almost 3,000 local members, volunteers and stakeholders, we’re uniquely placed as Lancashire’s experts in HR and learning and development policies and practice.

We work with employers, other professional bodies, and local and national government, but keep our members at the heart of everything we do. Our branch events are an excellent opportunity to listen to our members' viewpoints and hear about the professional challenges we all face.

As a branch we aim to champion better workplaces and more fulfilling working experiences.

I have been working as an HR professional for nearly two decades and during this time have developed a keen interest in transformational change and employee relations. I am passionate about mental wellbeing, for both adults and young people and am a qualified mental health first aider and youth mental health first aid instructor, so you can expect to see wellbeing themes explored in our branch activities.

Joining our branch events will contribute to your continuing professional development. Joining our branch committee will do the same and expand your network. You can read more about how to do both below. I hope to see you at a Lancashire branch event soon.

Victoria McLean, Chartered MCIPD

Branch Chair

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. 

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Get involved

As the voice of the CIPD in Lancashire we aim to;

  • Act as a voice for HR and L&D professionals in Lancashire
    We’re here to share local experience and expertise in HR and learning and development.
  • Develop useful networks
    Our extensive network of volunteers, stakeholders and members allows individuals and organisations to grow and develop their skills, contacts, and ideas.
  • Build stakeholder partnerships
    We encourage the development of better Lancashire workplaces and more fulfilling working lives for people in Lancashire. We work to strengthen the HR capabilities of businesses and other organisations.
  • Engage with policymakers
    We’re always at the heart of the conversation when it comes to talking about the policy agenda, regional issues, and the CIPD’s vision for better work.
  • Organise events
    We organise learning events and talks to help your professional development, network with your peers and gain valuable knowledge and insights.
  • Create an HR and L&D community
    Our branch builds a community for HR and L&D professionals in Lancashire, encouraging the sharing of learning and expertise. We train professionals at all levels of their careers, giving them the capabilities they and the market need.

Our branch is run by a committee of Lancashire-based CIPD members. Sometimes we look for more volunteers to join the committee to continue to take the branch forward, raise our profile and help deliver a diverse range of events for our members. If you're interested in finding out more, the best place to start is by coming along to one of our events where you can speak with one of our committee members. There will either be opportunities available immediately, or we may contact you when a role becomes available that matches your skills.

You are welcome to contact the branch with your suggestions, ideas for events or networks and topics you would like to see us cover or to contribute your time and expertise by speaking at a branch event.

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.  

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

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