South Wales Branch

Institute Branches 

Colin MacFarlane

Vice Chair
Michelle Clapham
Honorary Treasurer   
Michelle Clapham

Honorary Secretary
Steve O’Brien
Branch Welfare Officer
Stan Elworthy
Branch Representative to Council
Phil Edwards

To contact any of the above, email:

South Wales Branch Programme

Further information, including any changes, will be posted on the South Wales Branch website:

All meetings commence at 6.00 pm and will take place on the third Thursday of the month, unless otherwise stated.

Thursday 22 September 2016*
Visit to Search and Rescue Helicopters (SAR)

Venue: RAF, St Athan.

Date to be confirmed*
Visit to the GE Energy facility

Venue: Baglan Bay.

Thursday 20 October 2016*
Visit to the Bloodhound SSC project

Venue: Avonmouth, Bristol.

Sunday 11 December 2016
Christmas meal (80s Christmas party)

Note: Joint event with the ASNT Group and West of England Branch.
Venue:Celtic Manor, Newport.

Thursday 19 January 2017
President’s dinner

Venue: Village Hotel, Cardiff.

Thursday 16 February 2017*
Visit to Testia
Venue: Newport.

Thursday 15 March 2017*

The challenges of multi-sector composite testing and future trends for manufacturing QA and NDT
by Richard Freemantle, Wavelength NDT Ltd.
Venue: Village Hotel, 29 Pendwyallt Road, Cardiff CF14 7EF.

Thursday 16 March 2017 (date to be confirmed)* – CANCELLED
Visit to Baugh & Weedon’s new facility
Venue: Hereford.

Thursday 20 April 2017*
BINDT – the early years

by Ken Williams and Doug Breeze.
Village Hotel, Cardiff.

Thursday 18 May 2017
Visit to Baugh & Weedon

hosted by Kate Gardiner, John Bone and Dave Tibble.
Venue: Baugh & Weedon Ltd, Unit 11-16 Burcott Business Park, Burcott Road, Hereford HR4 9JQ.

Friday 2 June 2017 (date to be confirmed)
Croquet tournament

Note: Joint event with the West of England Branch.
Venue: Stroud.

*indicates CPD content

CPD Points from Branch meetings
Attending Branch meetings indicated as containing CPD content can earn valuable points towards PCN certificate renewals.

If anyone is willing or interested in providing talks to Branches, please contact Cindy Bailey at BINDT ( with an indication of the preferred geographical areas where you could assist.