Swindon Network

Find out more about the Swindon Network

About us

The Swindon Network was created to help coordinate the sharing of information and best practice between members in the area and to help facilitate member networking.  The network aims to provide continuing professional development and networking activities as well as support to the Institute's students. It also operates as a forum for members to share experiences and ideas, as well as a wider business forum for like-minded professionals in the Swindon area who share an interest in good corporate governance.

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Contact Swindon Network

For further information, please contact Maria Willis FCG.

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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

 

Upcoming events

Growth Mindset: Change your mindset … change your life

Date: Thursday 28 November 2019
Time: 5.30pm onward
Venue: Nationwide Building Society, Pipers Way, Swindon
CPD: 1 hour

This session will explore how to change the way you think to fulfil your potential.

Kevin Minton, Leadership Development Manager at Nationwide, will explore research which suggests that people with a growth mindset – a belief in their brain’s ability to learn and adapt – are more likely to persevere with challenges, seek out ways to improve and be resilient in the face of setbacks.

Kevin will be joined by Lesley Ward, Branch Liaison and Mentoring Manager at the Institute, who will speak about the benefits of having a mentor/being a mentor via the the Institute's mentoring scheme.

Book your place

Contact Swindon Network

For further information, please contact Maria Willis FCG.

Find us 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

Next Generation Governance

Date: Tuesday 22 October 2019

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

During this session Peter Swabey, Policy & Research Director, explored the Institute’s latest findings on millennial perspectives on governance.

 

Staying ahead: What governance professionals need to know

Date: Tuesday 10 September 2019

Tracy Gordon from the Deloitte Centre for Corporate Governance in the UK provided an update on the latest corporate developments and best practice for boards. Tracy covered the Government’s legislation on corporate governance reform, the FRC’s new 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code and other recent guidance. She also discussed corporate reporting and governance hot topics with time for questions at the end.

 

The Cutting Edge Company Secretary

Date: 16 May 2019

This session looked at how boards’ expectations of the company secretary are changing. From AI to EI; innovation to influence; creativity to crisis management, the talk focused on emerging trends that are shaping the role and how company secretaries can upgrade their skills to remain relevant in changing times.

 

Workforce and Stakeholder Engagement

Date: Thursday 21 March 2019

In this interactive session, Jayne Meacham FCG from Link Asset Services discussed the workforce and stakeholder engagement implications of the new Corporate Governance Code, Miscellaneous Reporting Regs (s.172) and Wates Code.

 

How far has the corporate world come in terms of diversity and inclusion? 

Date: Tuesday 22 January 2019 

The Swindon Network held our first CPD event of the year on Tuesday 22 January 2019.

There has been an increased focus on diversity issues for all companies, whether that is in respect of gender, ethnicity or disability.

Our speaker David Gracie, Director - Head of Global Entity Management Services at KPMG, looked at developments in this area, with a focus on changes to the Corporate Governance code and how this impacts effective decision making at board level.

Attendees joined us afterwards for an informal dinner at Pizza Express, which was a great opportunity to network with other Company Secretariat professionals based in/around the Swindon area.

 

Christmas Social

Date: Thursday 29 November 2018

The Swindon Network invited you to informal drinks on Thursday 29 November, to kick off the festive season and celebrate a memorable 2018.

This event provided an excellent opportunity to catch up with colleagues, make new connections and share your professional experiences as the year comes to a close.

For those who wished to also eat, drink and be merry, we invited you to join us at a local restaurant afterwards to socialise and network with like-minded professionals. 

Guests, non-members and students were welcome.

 

Autumn CPD Meeting

Date: Wednesday 5 September 2018

The Swindon Network invited you for our first meeting after the summer holidays, which took place on Wednesday 5 September 2018. 

We were joined by Sharon Pickford, Membership Director at the National Trust. Sharon talked about what is special about the Trust and why people want to visit, join and stay. This touched on how the Trust inspires people to become members, how their loyalty is retained and some of the challenges the Trust is facing in this area of its work. 

After the formal meeting, we invited you to join us at Pizza Hut to socialise and network with like-minded professionals. Guests, non-members and students were welcome. 

 

Special meetings on proposed Charter and byelaw changes

Date: Tuesday 3 July 2018

Peter Swabey, Policy and Research Director of The Chartered Governance Institute, 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

 

Special briefing on proposed Charter and byelaw changes

Date: Monday 18 September 2017

Peter Swabey FCG, Policy and Research Director, outlined the strategic drivers for the proposed changes, and what they would mean for you. He also answered any questions that you had and enjoyed hearing your views on these issues.

 

Swindon Branch Meeting

Date: Tuesday 21 February 2017

This CPD event featured a round table discussion led by David Gracie, KPMG and Essex branch Chair, on current hot topics such as good subsidiary governance. 

 

Cyber Crime CPD 

Date: Tuesday 25 October 2016

Presented by Russell Price, Chair of the Continuity Forum, this event covered the effects of cyber crime on both individuals and businesses, and measures that can be taken to prevent it.

 

Minute writing and what happens if you get it wrong

This event followed on from various criticisms from Regulators around the evidence provided by minutes in supporting the decisions made by a Board when reviewed in hindsight (i.e. with 20/20 vision).

Peter Swabey, Policy and Research Director at the Institute, gave us an insight into the criticisms of minute taking, whilst building on the recent Institute Working Party currently on the subject. 

Contact Swindon Network

For further information, please contact Maria Willis FCG.

Find us 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

 

Jobs

ICSA has a new jobs service called ‘Jobs in Governance’ to bring you a more tailored approach to receiving the latest job roles.

Please go to www.icsa.org.uk/jobs to view the site and find your next role.

You can search for roles on the site by locations, job titles, salaries and keywords but we would strongly recommend registering for the site and setting up personalised ‘Job alerts’. To set up an account please click here: https://www.icsa.org.uk/jobs/register/

Should you have any queries about the service, please contact Jonathan Samuel on jsamuel@icsa.org.uk

Contact Swindon Network

For further information, please contact Maria Willis FCG.

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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

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