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Welcome to the BCS South West Branch website

Welcome to the website for the South West branch of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. This is one of the largest geographical branches covering all of Devon and Cornwall, specifically the postal codes EX, PL, TQ, TR. The Branch has about 1000 members.

Our monthly meetings are generally held between October and May. Events are usually held in either Plymouth or Exeter, there is no charge (unless indicated) and everyone is welcome.

Forthcoming Events

2017 BCS South West Branch AGM followed by a Lecture

Date: 16/10/2017, 19.00 for the AGM and 19.30 for the Lecture

University of Plymouth, AGM in Portland Square A102, Talk in Portland Square Devonport Lecture Theatre

Travel information & Maps
Parking is available on campus during out of hours (4.00pm-7.00am weekdays, and over the weekend), vehicles should only be parked in marked parking spaces, in order to avoid being issued with a fixed penalty notice.


The presenter Mr Toby Parkins, founder and managing director of UKNetWeb and founding director of Headforwards, combines technical knowledge with a highly driven, commercial perspective to produce the latest approach to a range of business activities. Starting out on the internet in the early 90s, Toby has a good understanding of a range of programming languages and an ability to identify technical opportunities that others would miss. Toby is responsible for concept development, top level project management, strategic consultancy and development. He is also founder of the Agile on the Beach conference and the Cornwall Digital Meetup Group, and also chairman of the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce.

The event will kick off at 18.45 with tea/coffee to provide a networking opportunity before the AGM.


Presentations from previous events can be found here.