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About Us

Our regions

Regions Coverage Map
Socitm’s membership covers the entire of the UK, comprising 10 regions.

Each of our regions is run by their own team consisting of a chair, vice chair and a secretary.

Each region has its own rules and Share Local events.

Our regions

The Eastern region is a vibrant, engaging and growing group with representatives from all tiers of local government across a wide geographic area, covering an area of just under 6,000 square miles, and including a number of key urban Tech growth areas, as well as unique rural communities and villages.

All events are advertised on Socitm Eventbrite and you can reserve your place by registering via Eventbrite. The events are focussed on key themes and issues which members would like to learn about or address. Members share ideas, lessons learnt and successes and also collaborate, looking to co-develop themes and projects.

The local committee consult members for ideas and agree on a theme for each session.

Attendance

All Socitm members and guests from all public sector organisations across the region are welcome, with places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Members are encouraged to invite colleagues from a broad cross section of departments within their organisation.

Private sector organisations can attend by purchasing our Local partnership packages.

Event Details

Events Per year: Two, in Spring and Autumn

Location: Held at various locations across the region, see individual events for details

Event schedule: 9:30am – 3:30pm

Refreshments and networking lunch: provided by sponsors

Public sector members

If you would like to suggest a topic, present a local case study or a recent project, please contact a member of the committee.

The East Region Committee

Chair: Kurt Frary, Norfolk CC

Vice Chair: Philip Barbrook, Suffolk CC

Vice Chair: Kevin Taylor, West Suffolk CC

Secretary: Hazel Lewis, Milton Keynes Council)

The Midlands region is a vibrant, engaging and growing its membership, which is made up of senior IT professionals, across local government, 3rd sector and other public facing organisations.

All events are advertised on Socitm Eventbrite and you can reserve your place by registering via Eventbrite. The events are focussed on key themes and issues which members would like to learn about or address. Members share ideas, lessons learnt and successes and also collaborate, looking to co-develop themes and projects.

The local committee consult members for ideas and agree on a theme for each session.

Attendance

All Socitm members and guests from all public sector organisations across the region are welcome, with places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Members are encouraged to invite colleagues from a broad cross section of departments within their organisation.

Private sector organisations can attend by purchasing our Local partnership packages.

Event Details

Events Per year: Three events per year

Location: Held at various locations across the region, see individual events for details

Event schedule: 9:30am – 3:30pm

Refreshments and networking lunch: provided by partners

Public sector members

If you would like to suggest a topic, present a local case study or a recent project, please contact a member of the committee.

The Midlands Region Committee

Chair: Carol Williams, Walsall MBC

Vice Chair: Andrew Tromans, Dudley MBC

Vice Chair: Tony Colson, Sense

Secretary: Dave Sanderson, Socitm

All events are advertised on Socitm Eventbrite and you can reserve your place by registering via Eventbrite. The events are focussed on key themes and issues which members would like to learn about or address. Members share ideas, lessons learnt and successes and also collaborate, looking to co-develop themes and projects.

The local committee consult members for ideas and agree on a theme for each session.

Attendance

All Socitm members and guests from all public sector organisations across the region are welcome, with places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Members are encouraged to invite colleagues from a broad cross section of departments within their organisation.

Private sector organisations can attend by purchasing our Local partnership packages.

Public sector members

If you would like to suggest a topic, present a local case study or a recent project, please contact a member of the committee.

The London & South Region Committee

Chair: Sean Green, City of London Corporation

Secretary: Matt Smith, London PSN

Socitm’s North East region only has twelve councils in the region – all single tier – but despite this, we regularly get around 30 senior leaders in the public and private sector at our meetings. ​We try to identify a topic and identify trends in technology, market and policy…hopefully these align and our members plans align with these too. Identifying outliers – for whatever reason – leads to even more interesting discussion.

All events are advertised on Socitm Eventbrite and you can reserve your place by registering via Eventbrite. The events are focussed on key themes and issues which members would like to learn about or address. Members share ideas, lessons learnt and successes and also collaborate, looking to co-develop themes and projects.

The local committee consult members for ideas and agree on a theme for each session.

Attendance

All Socitm members and guests from all public sector organisations across the region are welcome, with places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Members are encouraged to invite colleagues from a broad cross section of departments within their organisation.

Private sector organisations can attend by purchasing our Local partnership packages.

Event Details

Events Per year: Four events

Location: Ramside Hall Hotel near Durham

Event schedule: 10:30am – 2:00pm

Refreshments and networking lunch: Breakfast and carvery lunch provided by sponsors (where available)

Public sector members

If you would like to suggest a topic, present a local case study or a recent project, please contact a member of the committee.

The North East Region Committee

Chair: Neil Arnold, Northumberland CC

Vice Chair: Richard Snell

Vice Chair: Phil Jackman, Guerilla working Ltd

Secretary: Graham Jordan

All events are advertised on Socitm Eventbrite and you can reserve your place by registering via Eventbrite. The events are focussed on key themes and issues which members would like to learn about or address. Members share ideas, lessons learnt and successes and also collaborate, looking to co-develop themes and projects.

The local committee consult members for ideas and agree on a theme for each session.

Attendance

All Socitm members and guests from all public sector organisations across the region are welcome, with places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Members are encouraged to invite colleagues from a broad cross section of departments within their organisation.

Private sector organisations can attend by purchasing our Local partnership packages.

Public sector members

If you would like to suggest a topic, present a local case study or a recent project, please contact a member of the committee.

The North West Region Committee

Chair: Tony Doyle, Blackpool Council

Secretary: Alison Lincoln, Blackpool

All events are advertised on Socitm Eventbrite and you can reserve your place by registering via Eventbrite. The events are focussed on key themes and issues which members would like to learn about or address. Members share ideas, lessons learnt and successes and also collaborate, looking to co-develop themes and projects.

The local committee consult members for ideas and agree on a theme for each session.

Attendance

All Socitm members and guests from all public sector organisations across the region are welcome, with places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Members are encouraged to invite colleagues from a broad cross section of departments within their organisation.

Private sector organisations can attend by purchasing our Local partnership packages.

Public sector members

If you would like to suggest a topic, present a local case study or a recent project, please contact a member of the committee.

The Northern Ireland Region Committee

Chair: Paul Reihill, NICS Dept. of Finance and Personnel

Secretary: Moira McVeigh,  Ards and North Down

All events are advertised on Socitm Eventbrite and you can reserve your place by registering via Eventbrite. The events are focussed on key themes and issues which members would like to learn about or address. Members share ideas, lessons learnt and successes and also collaborate, looking to co-develop themes and projects.

The local committee consult members for ideas and agree on a theme for each session.

Attendance

All Socitm members and guests from all public sector organisations across the region are welcome, with places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Members are encouraged to invite colleagues from a broad cross section of departments within their organisation.

Private sector organisations can attend by purchasing our Local partnership packages.

Public sector members

If you would like to suggest a topic, present a local case study or a recent project, please contact a member of the committee.

The Scotland Region Committee

Chair: Heather Robb, Edinburgh City Council
Secretary: Lynne Harris, Perth and Kinross Council

All events are advertised on Socitm Eventbrite and you can reserve your place by registering via Eventbrite. The events are focussed on key themes and issues which members would like to learn about or address. Members share ideas, lessons learnt and successes and also collaborate, looking to co-develop themes and projects.

The local committee consult members for ideas and agree on a theme for each session.

Attendance

All Socitm members and guests from all public sector organisations across the region are welcome, with places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Members are encouraged to invite colleagues from a broad cross section of departments within their organisation.

Private sector organisations can attend by purchasing our Local partnership packages.

Event Details

Events Per year: Four

Location: Held at various locations across the region, see individual events for details

Event schedule: TBA

Refreshments and networking lunch: provided by sponsors

Public sector members

If you would like to suggest a topic, present a local case study or a recent project, please contact a member of the committee.

The South West Region Committee

Chair: Craig Wilkins, Sedgemoor DC
Vice Chair: John Finch, Plymouth City Council

Socitm Cymru’s membership consists of 92 members. Of which 84 are from the 22 Welsh Unitary Authorities, 4 from Welsh Government, 2 from the Emergency Services, 1 from the Welsh Local Government Association and 1 from Health.

Socitm National organise 2 events per annum for Socitm Cymru. 1 in the Spring and the other in the Autumn. Socitm Cymru meetings for next year and this Autumn have yet to be arranged.

All events are advertised on Socitm Eventbrite and you can reserve your place by registering via Eventbrite. The events are focussed on key themes and issues which members would like to learn about or address. Members share ideas, lessons learnt and successes and also collaborate, looking to co-develop themes and projects.

The local committee consult members for ideas and agree on a theme for each session.

WUA sub group

There is a very strong Welsh Unitary Authority Sub Group which meets at least 4 times a year at the MRC in Llandrindod Wells (mrc-wales.net).

WARP Cymru

We also have a WARP Cymru Sub Group chaired by Ian John (Neath Port Talbot). Socitm Cymru has been working closely with the Cymru Warp for the past ten years and is currently engaging in work to support the Local Authority Cyber Resilience agenda across Wales with the Welsh Government and the WLGA.

The WARP Cymru Sub Group meets at least 4 times a year at the MRC in Llandrindod Wells (mrc-wales.net).

Attendance

All Socitm members and guests from all public sector organisations across the region are welcome, with places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Members are encouraged to invite colleagues from a broad cross section of departments within their organisation.

Private sector organisations can attend by purchasing our Local partnership packages.

Public sector members

If you would like to suggest a topic, present a local case study or a recent project, please contact a member of the committee.

The Wales Region Committee

Chair: Tim Jones, Rhondda Cynon Taff CBC
Vice Chair: Huw Ynyr
Secretary: Bryn Morgan

The Yorkshire & Humber region hosts three themed events a year, based on topical issues. For example, recent events have focussed on social care and health integration, GDPR and data management & analysis. We have a mix of public sector and private sector speakers in addition to our valued sponsors. The events now close with an open Q&A session which usually generates an informative and lively discussion. Most of the meetings are held in Leeds, although we occasionally hold them in other convenient centres such as York.

The region also hosts the occasional ‘special’ event. A very well attended event was held jointly with CIPFA and through the kind sponsorship of SBL the region organised an event on Cyber Security alongside the national Cyber Security Professionals Conference in York.

Importantly, the events are run by Socitm members for Socitm members. If there’s a theme that you want to see, or a special topic that you are interested in, let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate it.

Finally, we welcome sponsorship from companies working in the sector. Sponsorship gives you a platform to address senior IT professionals from across the region, and without such support we would not be able to put on such diverse and interesting events. Our local partnership programme packages will accommodate you if you are looking to get involved with our meetings.

All events are advertised on Socitm Eventbrite and you can reserve your place by registering via Eventbrite. The events are focussed on key themes and issues which members would like to learn about or address. Members share ideas, lessons learnt and successes and also collaborate, looking to co-develop themes and projects.

The local committee consult members for ideas and agree on a theme for each session.

Attendance

All Socitm members and guests from all public sector organisations across the region are welcome, with places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Members are encouraged to invite colleagues from a broad cross section of departments within their organisation.

Private sector organisations can attend by purchasing our Local partnership packages.

Public sector members

If you would like to suggest a topic, present a local case study or a recent project, please contact a member of the committee.

The Yorkshire & Humber Region Committee

Chair: Rob McNally, Leeds City Council
Secretary: Manjit Ahiar, Leeds City Council