West of England Branch

Institute Branches 

Chair
Darren Mapletoft

Vice Chair
Tom Bertenshaw

Honorary Secretary and Membership Secretary
Annabel Bowker-Dance

Programme Secretary
Pete Burrows

Branch Representative to Council 
Richard Day 
Branch Welfare Officer
Tony Dunhill 

To contact any of the above, email: wofebranch@bindt.org

West of England Branch Programme
The West of England Branch is committed to meeting in person (principally), although there may be occasional online events. Meetings are usually held on the second Monday of each month and include dinner and drinks at the Swan Inn, Tockington, just one mile from the M5/M4 interchange, commencing at 6.45 pm. Throughout the year, the Branch also visits a selection of interesting engineering attractions around the region and has ongoing projects with local societies. The Branch meetings are a fantastic and social way to network and meet like-minded NDT technicians and the Branch is keen to get more members of the Institute involved, regardless of age or experience. Please contact the Branch if you would like to find out any more information about these activities or be included in the mailing list advertising for these events. There is now a WhatsApp group to keep members notified on the latest events, please get in touch with Tom Bertenshaw to be added to this group. Any updates to the programme will be publicised in NDT News and on the BINDT website as they develop.

Monday 11 September 2023
Social event
from 6.45 pm.
Venue: Swan Inn, Lower Tockington Road, Tockington, Bristol BS32 4NJ.

Monday 9 October 2023
Discussion on artificial intelligence (AI)

by Professor Paul Wilcox, University of Bristol
from 7.00 pm.
Venue: The Ashton, Bristol.

Monday 13 November 2023
Social event
from 6.45 pm.
Venue: Swan Inn, Lower Tockington Road, Tockington, Bristol BS32 4NJ.

Monday 11 December 2023
Christmas meeting

from 7.00 pm.
Venue: Pieminister, 7 Broad Quay, Bristol, BS1 4DA.


Monday 8 January 2024
Discussions about the Aerospace Event 2024 and plans for the new year
from 6.45 pm.
Venue: Swan Inn, Lower Tockington Road, Tockington, Bristol BS32 4NJ.

Monday 12 February 2024
Discussions about the Aerospace Event 2024 and plans for the new year
from 6.45 pm.
Venue: Swan Inn, Lower Tockington Road, Tockington, Bristol BS32 4NJ.

Monday 11 March 2024
NDT and metrology open discussion evening with Pete Loftus
from 6.45 pm.
Venue: Swan Inn, Lower Tockington Road, Tockington, Bristol BS32 4NJ.

Monday 8 April 2024
Dinner and discussions on various industries
from 6.45 pm.
Venue: Swan Inn, Lower Tockington Road, Tockington, Bristol BS32 4NJ.

Monday 13 May 2024

Dinner and discussions on various industries
from 6.45 pm.
Venue: Swan Inn, Lower Tockington Road, Tockington, Bristol BS32 4NJ.

*indicates CPD content

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

http://www.bindt.org/downloads/CP16.pdf
http://www.bindt.org/downloads/CP17.pdf

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