Bristol and District Network

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About us

The ICSA Bristol and District Network was established in 2013 to help coordinate the sharing of information and best practice between members in the area , and to help facilitate member networking.

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Upcoming events

Managing Boardroom Tension

Date: Wednesday 10 January 2018
Venue: Jordans Corporate Law, First Floor, Templeback, 10 Temple Back, Bristol, BS1 6FL 
Time: Doors open from 6.00pm
Cost: Free
CPD: 1 hour

A good board is one that manages tension, while a dysfunctional board allows it to fester and escalate into conflict. 

Join the ICSA Bristol and District Network to hear Peter Swabey FCIS, ICSA Policy and Research Director, talk about Professor Kakabadse’s report on how to healthily manage clashes in the boardroom. 

The Conflict and Tension in the Boardroom report offers a simple set of principles to guide boardroom practice, alongside insights that chairmen, directors and company secretaries can use to make their boardrooms places of harmony and collaboration, as well as challenge and independence.

All participants will receive a copy of the report

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Contact Bristol and District Network

For more info please contact us here.

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For membership and study enquiries please contact the student and membership team:

 

For branch support and event queries please contact the branch support team

Previous events

Networking CPD Event

Date: Thursday 5 October 2017

We were joined by Michael Foster ACIS, Chartered Trademark Attorney from Mewburn Ellis, and a presenter from the employment law team of Burges Salmon. 

This was another great opportunity to network with other ICSA and Company Secretariat professionals based in and around the South West from many different sectors and backgrounds.

 

Special briefings on proposed Charter and byelaw changes

Date: Tuesday 29 August 2017

Peter Swabey FCIS, Policy and Research Director, and Frank Curtiss FCIS, President of the UK, Republic of Ireland and Associated Territories division, outlined the strategic drivers for the proposed changes and what they would mean for you. .

Though only members can vote in the AGM, all students are very welcome to take part.

 

The General Data Protection Regulation CPD Event

Date: Wednesday 17 May 2017

The speaker for the evening was Marcus Clayden, Associate at Burges Salmon, as he examined GDPR and how it has been designed to synchronize data privacy laws across Europe and reshape the way organisations across the region approach data privacy.

About the speaker: 
Marcus Clayden is an Associate in Burges Salmon’s Technology, Media and Telecoms team. He regularly advises clients in relation to their data protection responsibilities – both in the context of IT services arrangements and standalone compliance issues. Marcus has a wide range of experience in acting for clients in the technology, financial services and utilities sectors (in particular) and has supported large multi-nationals through to UK SMEs on the ways in which they should be handling personal data.

 

Professional Development CPD Event

Date: Wednesday 1 February 2017 

Guest speaker, Seamus Gillen MBA FCIS, discussed the benefits when investing in professional development in the workplace.

 

Situational Leadership: Styles and Communication

Date: Tuesday 18 October 2016

Claire Emery, Founder and Director of Emery Support Services, spoke about Situational Leadership and how it can affect a they styles and communications of a business. 

Emery Support is a contracted education specialist for the Department for Education, Open Academies, Free Schools and Brokerage Division. Claire regularly works in partnership with trustees and senior leaders to enable the delivery of the outcomes required to address their specific constitution, context and needs effectively.

 

Network Meeting – The role of the company secretary in preventing value destruction

Many of you will know that Seamus runs his own consultancy business (ValueApha) advising companies on a broad range of governance issues. Seamus is also the former ICSA Policy Director, where he was instrumental in raising the profile of the company secretary community, and strengthening the organisation’s thought leadership and technical output.

This event was a great opportunity to network with other company secretaries based in the South West from many different sectors and backgrounds, kindly hosted by The Unite Group plc in Briston on 26 May.

 

Leadership development for company secretaries – do you have what it takes?

In order to achieve the career transition from subject matter/technical/compliance experts, to being a valued strategic adviser to the board, company secretaries need to use soft skills. This the message of the Bristol & District Network, held in the offices of our kind hosts Burges Salmon, in Bristol on 12 March.

Seamus Gillen, who runs his own consultancy business (ValueApha) advising companies on a broad range of governance issues, addressed governance professionals at the event, and underlined the importance of the need for company secretaries to be effective in the areas that their employers consider business-critical.

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Jobs

Head of Governance

South West England

£55000 - £70000 per annum

DMJ Company Secretarial

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