North West England

Find out more about the North West England Branch

About us

Welcome to The Chartered Governance Institute North West group. We were established in 2009 for like-minded people living in the North West of England who are qualified as, or studying towards being, Chartered Secretaries.

We hold networking and social events, and also technical sessions looking at topical issues of importance for company secretaries. Past sessions have included a seminar on Executive Remuneration in which we heard from Zoe Gannon, Head of Research at the High Pay Commission, and Ed Farrelly, a partner at DWF specialising in employment contracts. Our networking and social events have included an underground walk of Manchester and cocktail making.

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Contact North West England

For further information or to book a place at an event, please email branch chair Vicky Parr.

Find the North West branch on LinkedIn. 

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

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

Upcoming events

Without Question - An innovative learning experience for non-executive directors 

Date: Wednesday 18 September
Venue: Grant Thornton, 4 Hardman Square, Gartside Street, Manchester, M3 3EB
Time: 3.00pm - 5.00pm
Cost: £20.83 + VAT

Join North West group members at an ICAEW film and discussion on Wednesday 18 September.

Without Question focuses on the importance of professional scepticism and extends the scrutiny of behaviours to board members. It probes issues such as reliance on experts, accounting estimates and confidentiality.

This ICAEW film encourages discussions and challenges mindsets about how to deal with difficult decisions and topical issues in business situations. ICAEW films are used around the world to support training needs and business development opportunities.

This film also examines conflicts within a family owned company, its difficult transition to become a listed entity and the struggle of founding shareholders with the loss of control and of new independent directors in asserting control and good governance.

Without Question raises a number of topical issues including:

  • Challenges of working with dominant chief executives.
  • Balancing sustainable development with maximising profits.
  • Remuneration of executives and the basis for their bonus awards.
  • Prior year or current year adjustments.
  • Degree of disclosure of contingent liabilities

We hope to see you there.

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Student networking event

Date: Thursday 26 September 2019
Venue: Leaf Teashop & Bar, 113-115 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 6DW
Time: From 5.30pm
Cost: Free to attend. Food and drinks will be at your own expense

We warmly invite you to our next student networking event taking place in Manchester on Thursday 26 September 2019.

Join us in a relaxed, informal environment to meet and chat with other students within the local network.

The facilitator for this event will be Kate Eldridge, Company Secretary at Unity Trust Bank, who is also a student champion of the North West group.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Book now

Contact North West England

For further information or to book a place at an event, please email branch chair Vicky Parr.

Find the North West branch on LinkedIn. 

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

North West Coffee Group

Date: Wednesday 12 June 2019

Members joined us in a relaxing environment to informally meet and chat with others within the local Institute network.

 

North West Next Generation Governance 

Date: Wednesday 8 May 2019

Big forces are reshaping what it means to be a governance professional in the 21st century - from technological change, to environmental concerns, to new attitudes to the role of organisations in society.

This session was led by Peter Swabey FCG, Policy and Research Director at The Chartered Governance Institute, who explored the Institute's latest research findings on millennial perspectives on governance. 

North West Student Event

Date: Monday 15 April 2019
Venue: Ezra and Gil, 20 Hilton Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M1 1FR
Time: 5.30pm
Cost: Free to attend
CPD: 1 hour

The North West group held a student event on Monday 15 April 2019. This was an informal event which gave students the opportunity to network.

Next Generation Governance CPD Event

Date: Tuesday 19 March 2019

Big forces are reshaping what it means to be a governance professional in the 21st century - from technological change, to environmental concerns, to new attitudes towards the role of organisations in society.

This session was led by Peter Swabey FCG, Policy and Research Director, The Chartered Governance Institute, who explored the Institute's latest research findings on millennial perspectives on governance.

Christmas Social

Date: Monday 3 December 2018

With the festive season around the corner, the North West group invited you to our annual Christmas Social on Monday 3 December.

Attendees came along for a drink and a chat with like-minded company secretaries and governance professionals from the group and reflected upon the year's achievements in a friendly atmosphere.

The event was open to everyone so attendees were also invited to bring along peers interested in the governance profession. 

 

Coffee group

Date: Tuesday 16 October 2018

Attendees joined us in a relaxing environment to informally meet and chat with others within the local  network. We had a coffee and share stories, skills, knowledge, and expertise. Guests were welcome.

 

Special meeting on proposed Charter and byelaw changes

Date: Monday 30 July 2018

Simon Osborne, The Chartered Governance Institute UKRIAT Chief Executive, and John Heaton, The Chartered Governance Institute UKRIAT President, updated you on the introduction of the new qualifying programme syllabus, affiliated membership and the new designation of chartered governance professional. They also sought your views on the International Council proposals to build on these innovations, including a new name for the Institute. You can read more about the proposals here

 

Developing your Company Secretarial Career

Date: Wednesday 24 January 2018

This was an interactive session focusing on the breadth of career opportunities that a company secretarial skill set can deliver. 

Guest speaker Caroline Evans, founder of MindLeap, discussed how to maximise your potential with new skills and the routes your career can take. 

 

Annual Christmas Drinks

Date: Monday 11 December 2017

This was a great opportunity to celebrate the years achievements and network with peers. The drinks are a chance to meet and socialise with like-minded individuals in an informal setting. 

Non-members and those from other professions were welcome at this event.

 

Special briefings on proposed Charter and byelaw changes

Date: Tuesday 15 August 2017

David Venus FCG, International President, and Peter Swabey FCG, Policy and Research Director,  outlined the strategic drivers for the Charter and byelaw 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 North West England Group Christmas Drinks 

Date: Tuesday 6th December 2016

 

The Minuting of Meetings

Date: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Venue: Ray Baker Room, Peninsula Building, Victoria Place, M4 4FB

Taking minutes of meetings creates a record of what has been agreed, and by whom; and of what is to be done, by when and by whom.

Peter Swabey, Policy and Research Director at the Institute, discussed about the Institute’s consultation findings and new guidance for good practice within minute taking.

Contact North West England

For further information or to book a place at an event, please email branch chair Vicky Parr.

Find the North West branch on LinkedIn. 

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

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

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Contact North West England

For further information or to book a place at an event, please email branch chair Vicky Parr.

Find the North West branch on LinkedIn. 

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

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

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