CIPD - Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development
10 Beaconsfield Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 4AL
Telephone: 07943 623750

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CIPD - Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development


The CIPD as we know it today started life in 1913 as the Welfare Workers’ Association (WWA). We have been helping people and organisations realise their potential ever since, and today we are the voice of a worldwide community of around 150,000 members.

We first became known as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in 2000, when we were granted a Royal Charter. Today we are known simply as the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development.


We are a group of volunteers from across HR and People Development. Our ‘vision’ is to engage fully with local business leaders and CIPD members within Cumbria, supporting your professional development needs, sharing knowledge and good practice, encouraging continuous learning and development and facilitating networking opportunities across the County.

With just over 550 members we cover all of Cumbria, from Barrow in the South to the Scottish border in the North and from Maryport in the West to Appleby in the East (plus all points in between!) 


  • Employment Law Updates
  • Access to coaches and mentors
  • Networking opportunities
  • Access to membership of CIPD
  • HR & People Development career advice and guidance
  • Access to events on a range of HR & People Development topics

We're here looking for:

Opportunities to share good practice across HR and People Development issues, deliver events to meet your continuous professional development and to Increase our local networking base, working collaboratively with other BECBC members.


Where to find us

Contact Name: Melanie Kinsella, Cumbria Branch Chair

Telephone: 07943 623750


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