The West Midlands Branch is situated at the heart of the country’s transport infrastructure network and covers the counties of Staffordshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and West Midlands.
It is one of the larger branches in the Institution with a membership approaching 1000. The branch was formed in 1959 when the Midland branch was divided into smaller more manageable areas.
The branch has always managed to attract a lot of support for the committee and currently has a membership of 21 with 1 co-opted member. This includes 6 officers whose portraits can be found in the 'Whos who' section.
The Branch has always been well represented on CIHT’s Council and very much involved with the work of the Council’s Boards. There are 4 members of the Branch Committee currently holding Council positions.
The branch AGM is held on the same evening as the Annual Dinner in late March or early April. There are normally five committee meetings and these are on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening in May, July, September, December and January. The majority of meetings are held at Mott Macdonald offices on Newall Street, Birmingham or at the Arup Campus, Blythe Valley Park, Solihull.
The branch has an active Young Professionals Group that organises a couple of events each year including a social get together and the very successful Meet the President event at Birmingham University. For more information contact Andy Baines.