Press release : IIBA celebrates successful launch of North West & East Branch.
International Institute of Business Analysis ™ (IIBA ®), the leading professional organisation for
Business Analysts, has pleasure in announcing the successful launch of the North West & East
UK Branch on Tuesday 18th October.
David Avis, Branches Director for the UK IIBA told us about the significance of the launch.
“We’ve listened to our members, and have been pursuing a strategy of growth. We believe
that by running regional events we’ll be better able to represent the interests of the wider BA
community. I’m delighted that the North West & East UK Branch launch event went so well,
and I am excited about the opportunities it will provide both IIBA UK and local BAs. ”
The launch event was sponsored by Shell and hosted at their Manchester site. Over 75 industry
professionals attended the event. There were presentations from IIBA UK Board Members
about IIBA in the UK and the UK Branch Development Strategy. These were followed by a
personal perspective on the benefits of IIBA membership from Gareth Welch of nPower, and
an insight into the BA Function at Barclaycard, given by Iain Gillespie, Barclaycard’s Business
Analysis Practice Leader.
The event proved a great opportunity for BAs and Change Practitioners to network with other
BAs, hear top-class speakers, and find out more about what the IIBA can offer them. Feedback
from attendees has been overwhelmingly positive, with many requests for further events, and
offers of venues and speakers from BA professionals across the North West and North East.
Events are now planned for January in the North East and for April in the North West.
For more details please visit the IIBA UK website at http://uk.theiiba.org/
Notes to editors:
1. International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA ®) is the independent non-profit
professional association serving the growing field of business analysis to the
international business community. The organization is comprised of over 20,000
members around the globe in fields ranging from requirements management and
requirements analysis to project management and consulting. IIBA® has chapters in
over 60 countries worldwide and is committed to developing and advancing standards
for the practice of business analysis and for the certification of practitioners. For more
information, visit www.IIBA.org.
2. The IIBA ® International organisation is the parent organisation to the IIBA UK Chapter.
IIBA International publishes the Business Analysis Book of Knowledge (BABOK) and
administers the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) Exam. The UK Chapter
organises events in the UK and promotes the profession within the UK. There are many
other local Chapters around the world.
3. To contact IIBA UK North West and East Branch direct, please email:
4. For more information regarding IIBA UK Chapter, please contact: