Welcome to our branch

The North East of England Branch is a thriving community of members covering the NE, SR and DH postcode areas.

We're proud of the inclusive community we have and are continually looking for ways to evolve our regional offer to best meet the needs of members. The branch runs a member-to-member mentoring programme and we now have two special interest groups for L&OD and ED&I specialisms. Read about these below. 

We're here for our members and share information on our events and activities via our social media channels. We're always open to exploring opportunities, so if you have any ideas or suggestions, or are keen to get involved, let us know by email.

We offer a range of services and events aimed at practitioners working within the people profession and the wider business community in the North East of England. We hope you will want to  learn more and join our events. 

Scott Smith, Chartered FCIPD, and Victoria Bullerwell, Chartered FCIPD

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. 

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Get involved

We provide opportunities for learning through a broad events programme and raise the profile of the CIPD and profession within the region to promote best HR&D practice. Attending our events gives you regular opportunities to boost your CPD, discover new areas of specialism, explore new thinking and build your network.

We run speaker-led and learning sessions, a member-to-member mentoring program and offer volunteering opportunities. You can access all events via our Eventbrite booking page and we provide regular updates via our soical media channels. 

Are you a passionate people professional based in the North East? Are you a current CIPD member? Have you attended CIPD events or been involved in our mentoring programmes over the last 12 months? If the answers are yes, we have an opportunity that you may be interested in!

The CIPD North East of England Branch are an active branch, keen to develop the HR&D profession within the region, through events programme. Branches arrange activities and events which provide opportunities, at a local level, for regional members to network with one another and to update their knowledge and skills.

The branch is run by a committee of volunteers - HR&D professionals that commit their time on a regular basis. All members have specific roles and responsibilities and plenty projectsthat we all get involved with. Read more about sharing your skills by volunteering below.  

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.

HR L&D Communicate

Our group provides regular events, networking and discussion for members working in people development.

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

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Ten branches across the North of England form the Northern Branch Network. Together we serve our 30,000 members, delivering local branch events, learning opportunities, professional networks and special interest groups.

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