The Western Branch organises a number of technical visits and holds meetings/joint meetings that allow topical discussion throughout the year.
Chair: Louise Roberts
Vice chair: Victoria Wychard
Secretary: Ian Jaques
Communications Lead: Catherine Watkinson
Other members: Amanda McCarthy, Kathy De La Bastide, Oliver Whiting.
Each Branch is run by a small committee of volunteer members, who meet both face-to-face and virtually. As part of the committee, members are actively involved in organising and attending meetings in relation to setting up activities, events and webinars across the year. Open our Events page to attend our upcoming events or access the Webinar Hub to watch previous webinar recordings.
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Do you live in or around the Western region of the UK and want to meet like-minded individuals? Log on to our communication platform for all IFST members, IFST Community. This online space is open for you to make contact and communicate freely and easily with other members and to engage with our many Networks. Here are some step-by-step instructions to get you started. We’ve also created a simple how-to video.
Join the Western Branch Community
We value the important contribution that volunteers bring to the work and life of the Institute. Without the contribution of the volunteers who serve on committees, branches and special interest groups, we would find it difficult to achieve the strategic priorities set out by the Board of Trustees. The Impact Award is an opportunity for volunteers to showcase an innovative activity that has been undertaken that meets the set criteria.
Find out more about the previous winners, entry criteria and submissions here.