Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We hope you all enjoy the forthcoming holiday period and have a successful 2015.

The Socitm office closes at 11:30am on Christmas Eve and will re-open at 9:00am on Friday 2 January 2015.

Regions

In many ways the strength of Socitm lies in its active network of grass root regional meetings. We support 12 regional groupings within the UK (and Socitm Australia) each with its own structure. Most regions have 3 meetings each year although there are some variations across the country. Socitm's regional organisation enables professionals from a variety of sectors to meet regularly to share knowledge, participate in discussion and hear relevant presentations on the issues of the day. Each of our 12 regions may focus on issues specific to them whilst also reflecting wider Socitm and national areas of interest. Socitm members consistently indicate that regional meetings provide one of the most valuable benefits of membership and are a useful resource for both personal and organisational development. Members from all sectors are free to attend any regional meeting - including those outside their own region - subject to space limitations in any given venue.

Each regional group has an elected practitioner chair and is supported by a secretary. Further information about the governance of our regions is available.

Please contact the regional secretary in each case for details of forthcoming sponsorship opportunities and other information.

Scotland

This region consists of all Scottish local authorities and other organisations associated with local public service delivery. It holds regional meetings 4 times a year, seminar style, when guest speakers from both the public and private sector are invited to come and speak on topics of interest to our members.

Northern Ireland

Socitm N Ireland represents the interests of local IT managers in Northern Ireland. The branch holds regular meetings and quarterly public events each year. Details of past and future events can be viewed on our events page. SOCITM NI membership consists of representatives from central and local government and the local supplier community.

This Socitm region includes members in all the local authorities in Northern Ireland, and in any other public or private sector organisations that have offices within Northern Ireland.

North West

The NW region includes members in county, district, metropolitan districts and unitary authorities in the areas of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside,

North East

The NE region includes members in county, district, metropolitan districts and unitary authorities in the areas of Cleveland, Durham, Northumberland and Tyne & Wear,

Yorkshire & Humberside

Members in county, district, metropolitan district and unitary authorities in the areas of Humberside, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire,

East Midlands

Members in county, district and unitary authorities in the areas of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire.

West Midlands

Socitm West Midlands regional is made up of members from a variety of public, private and voluntary sector organisations; from large metropolitan city councils and multinational companies, to small boroughs and charities. We hold regional meetings, which are free to all members, 3 times a year. These are opportunities to learn from others, share best practice, listen to presentations on topical issues, catch up on Socitm activities and importantly to network with colleagues.

Wales

This Socitm region includes members in local authorities in Wales.

East

This Socitm region includes members in county, district and unitary authorities in the areas of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk,

London

Socitm London has over 250 members from London organisations including:

London boroughs, Private sector, Charities, Greater London Authority, London fire, Hospitals

Transport for London, Central government 

South

Socitm's South Region is based on the areas of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire and West Sussex. Its members come from public and third sector organisations and private sector companies providing services to the public sector in this region. Organisations include county, district, borough and unitary local government authorities, regional government agencies, police, fire and ambulance authorities, health commissioning agencies and trusts, and charitable organisations.

South West

Socitm South West includes members in county, district and unitary authorities in the areas of Avon, Cornwall (including Isles of Scilly), Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire