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Advancing the credit profession

Bristol and West

Welcome to the Bristol and West Branch.  Click here to view committee details. View the Branch AGM 2022.

Our branch covers the regency towns of Bath and Cheltenham, seaside resorts of Weston and Minehead, cities of Bristol and Gloucester, the beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds and Forest of Dean and the small market town of Swindon. In counties we cover Gloucestershire, Somerset and part of Wiltshire. We normally get together approximately three times a year plus our annual AGM. As our region is connected by the M4 and M5 we tend to hold our meetings near Bristol and close to the M5/M4 intersection. Our meetings and social events are a great place to meet other credit professionals, develop a useful support network and have some fun and good food.

Other meetings aim to be educational, covering a broad range of interesting and subject matter, and we often have guest speakers from companies who work in the credit industry. Social events are also varied and include golf days, brewery trips, quiz nights and wine tasting. You’ll find all our events listed on this page, and you’ll get email notifications of upcoming events in your region as they are organised. Many branch events carry CPD hours that you can add to your personal development plan.

We try to make sure there’s something on offer for all and particularly welcome young credit professionals just starting out in their career. By attending our meetings you can influence the future topics.
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Please get in touch if you want further information or just to have a chat – Better still, join us at our meetings…You will be made most welcome and we are a friendly bunch!

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Bristol and West Branch Committee


Position Name Telephone Mobile
Chair Marcus Knocker FCICM
Vice chair  Vacant    
Secretary  Vikki King  +44 (0)1934 524 076
Committee Member Tim Peakman MCICM(Grad) +44 (0)7765 956 894
Committee Member Glenn Strange MCICM(Grad)  +44 (0)117 987 2408
Committee Member Philip Roberts
Committee Member Jo Shepherd
Committee Member Mike Sargeant
Committee Member Alice Cogan