Welcome to our branch

Thank you for visiting the North Staffordshire and South Cheshire Branch page. We serve over 1,500 members, and our volunteer committee creates local opportunities for CPD and networking with our local members.

As the Chair of the CIPD North Staffordshire and South Cheshire branch, I’m delighted to tell you that my fellow committee members are continually developing and sourcing an exciting series of events, to promote member and potential member engagement in the geographical area assigned to the branch.

Our ethos is that by Championing Better Work and Working Lives, we can support you in your everyday role, and help you further your career, both though CPD, and by networking with other people professionals in our area.

Heather Beattie, 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

We cover a wide geographical area, which has a broad mix of employment, and therefore, HR professionals at all levels, within our catchment. This enables learning and networking in a dynamic environment.

We run a regular programme of events designed to cover all aspects of the CIPD’s strategic priorities, to build capability and engagement amongst our members. Among these are our particularly successful events around CIPD membership benefits and progression and our ever-popular site visits. 

We are active participants in working collaboratively with other branches in the Midlands region, contributing to learning opportunities for our members.

We're looking for volunteers to join the branch committee, to help us take the branch forward, to raise our profile locally, and to help us deliver an interactive programme of events that is tailored to our members’ needs. If you would like to know more, or get involved, please email the branch so you can have a chat with a committee member. Read more about branch 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.  

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.

Chartered Fellows and Members group

This SIG meets on the first Tuesday of each month for networking and knowledge sharing. Mostly the group meets online but between two and four times a year the SIG meets in-person.  

Mentors and coaches 

This group is for members who coach and mentor others. It provides a discussion, support and networking opportunity. The group meets six times a year. 

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

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

Email us

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Ten branches across the Midlands connect as the Midlands Area Partnership. Together we serve nearly 23,000 members, delivering local branch events, learning opportunities, professional networks and special interest groups. 

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