Regional Chair: Paula Veysey Smith FICB
City of London Branch
Branch Chair: Dinah Scudder FICB
The London Branch usually hosts a meeting every month, these meeting will take place in Blackfriars except for in August and December. Branch Chair, Dinah Scudder, is an ICB Fellow and posts information about events past and present on the Forum.
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East Sussex Branch
Branch Chair: Claire Packham FICB
Job title: Senior Partner, Team 4 Solutions LLP
Hobbies: Running, cycling, Pilates, socialising with friends and spending time with my family
When I started the branch in May of 2012, I already knew a number of ICB members in the local area who had expressed an interest in meeting up and networking. Since then we’ve grown and developed a core of regular attendees who have all become good friends; including both students and people in practice. Our meetings are in a lovely venue, where we all sit down and have a meal together after a long day at work. We make a point of welcoming new attendees and making sure they feel looked after!
It’s a great way to make new friends but it’s also a valuable opportunity to develop professionally. Our members have a wide range of experiences and are excellent sources of useful information on developing your own business or bookkeeping practice. It can even help you get a job! Some of our members pass on work less suited to them to other members; others even employ each other. It’s excellent to have a support base in the profession and to feel part of the ICB. We encourage one another and make sure we’re all up to date with developments at ICB headquarters.
I’m happy to say some people get so much out of the meetings that they’re happy to travel from outside of the East Sussex catchment area to come along. We won branch of the year in 2014! If you want to meet a group of friendly bookkeepers who thoroughly enjoy working in the profession and can even help you advance in your career then come down to our next branch meeting. The meetings are held near Uckfield on the second Wednesday of every month (except Dec, Jan and Aug).
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Kent (Tunbridge Wells) Branch
Branch Chair: Paula Veysey Smith FICB
This branch had its inaugural meeting in Tonbridge in June 2013.
North West Kent (Gravesend) Branch
Branch Chair: Jo Wood MICB
West Sussex Branch
Branch Chair: David Fisher
Vice Chair: Nicola Paddy FICB
This is one of the longest running ICB Branches, meeting in the Horsham area.
Branch Chair: Clare Mannall