South West Region

Welcome to WISH South West


A warm welcome to the WISH South West section of our web site.

The South West branch was formally launched in October 2011 and since then has gone from strength to strength. Our aim is to hold at least six events every year. By clicking here you can see the success of our past events.

We have a very pro-active Board and it is important to us that our members help shape our future events programme.  We are proud that our events are always well attended, topical and FUN! Feedback is positive and we always invite engaging speakers to our events. At WISH South West we really believe in the power of networking and the benefits it brings to both career and home life.

If you have suggestions for future events, please email our events co-ordinator  Ellie Lee – or if you have any questions about WISH SW please email Michelle Butler –

WISH South West covers a wide area – Bath, Bristol and Avon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Somerset and Wiltshire. We have overcome the geography and lack of transport infrastructure in the South West by holding our events in Bath, Bristol, Plymouth, Southampton and Yeovil. We often hold the same event at different locations so our members don’t have to travel too far.

Our membership base consists of women from across the social housing sector, housing associations, local authorities, development consultants, developers, solicitors, accountants and recruitment consultants to name but a few. We have been very well supported by local companies and we extend our warm thanks to all those who have given us, premises, sponsorship, staff time etc. to enable us to become as successful as we have.

Board Members

  • Michelle Butler
  • Lara Borrett-Lynch
  • Ellie Lee – Events Coordinator
  • Natasha Moore
  • Gillian Wright
  • Abigail Lightfoot
  • Christine Kessler-Robinson

WISH South West Events

For full details of upcoming events and to book your place click here WISH South West Events.

WISH South West Venue List

The WISH South West Board have been collating details of potential venues to hold events at over the South West. We have a fairly comprehensive list click here and thought we could share it with you as a resource to help your own event planning. We hope you find it useful. If you are aware of any venues we could add to the list please email with the details.