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South West

Welcome to the South West Branch. Click here to view committee details.

My name is Gerry Thomas MCICM(Grad) and I am Chair of the South West Branch.

Our branch covers the area from Cornwall to North Devon and we normally get together approximately 2 times a year plus our annual AGM. Our meetings and social events are not only a great place to meet other credit professionals and develop a useful support network, but they have resulted in lasting friendships.

Branch get-togethers offer a mix of informative and social events. Our meetings aim to be educational, covering a broad range of interesting and entertaining subject matter, and we often have guest speakers from the region and beyond. Social events are also varied and include local tours, quiz nights, or maybe just a visit to the local curry house. 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 ages and particularly welcome young credit professionals just starting out in their career. We feel that if you miss the meetings you are losing one of the big advantages of being a member of the Institute.

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!

Kind regards,

Gerry Thomas MCICM (Grad) – South West Chair

South West Branch Committee


Position Name Telephone Mobile
Chair Gerry Thomas MCICM(Grad) +44 (0)1392 219427 +44 (0)7833172300
Vice Chair Martin Wood
+44 (0)1752 608034 +44 (0)7823884973
Secretary/Treasurer Tony Jopson
+44 (0)1752 775068
Committee Member Tracey Palmer ACICM