Welcome to our branch

Welcome to the Tees Valley branch page. Our region has SO much to offer and as HR and people development professionals, we have a great opportunity to shape and make a real difference within our working environments and communities. We are proud to represent and support a diverse community of nearly 1,500 registered members from across the Tees Valley area.

Our branch covers Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees.

We hope to encourage greater engagement, networking, peer-to-peer support and collaboration along with active continuing professional development through the exciting opportunities and offerings we are privileged to provide. Canvassing local needs and perspectives is also crucial in the national work CIPD contribute towards. In continued challenging times we hope to truly meet the needs of our members and work with you to ensure we continually review and improve how we achieve this.

We have a great volunteer team in place whom make up our dedicated committee. We have a great balance of fulfilment from our roles and welcome those interested in supporting us in any way.

If you have ideas or feedback you wish to raise, opportunities to share, the desire to get involved and add to your professional and personal development or simply reach out please get in touch via our branch email.

Dr Xiaoxian Zhu, Academic AssocCIPD

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

Our committee of volunteers is made up of people practitioners, with a wealth and breadth of experience across specialisms and sectors. We offer various services and events aimed at practitioners across the region, with an annual programme inclusive of CPD and networking activity. We are also proud of our work with local education institutions, celebrating the development and achievement of our practitioners of the future through our annual Student Awards event.

We are currently collaborating with other branches to further expand our portfolio of member benefits and activity to bring the best possible service, outcomes and benefit for our members.

You can find out more about the branch committee members (who we are and what we do), events to get involved with and other related information through by signing up for our newsletter below, following our social media channels or reaching out via email.

Interested in contributing to the branch as a friend or committee member? Is there a theme or topic that is really important to you and you wish to see represented or you would like to collaborate with us to deliver an event or message? We want to hear from you. Drop us an email or reach out to us through our social media channels and a member of our friendly team will be in touch.

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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