Recent Event Highlights


  • Midlands Branch Lunch and Prestige Lecture | September 2019 -This year, the Midlands Branch Lunch was held alongside the Prestige Lecture. Howard Forster, Interim COO of Cadent was the keynote speaker at the Lecture
  • Tour of Diamond Avenue Reservoir​ | July 2019 - A rare and exciting opportunity to visit a 15Ml District Service Reservoir during construction before it’s filled with water!
  • Sir John Parker Paper Competition | February 2019 - Chris Train, CEO Cadent, was guest speaker and judge.  Lucy Whittaker of Fisher German won the presentation competition with her paper, 'The Prevention of Pipeline Encroachment'

Our Branch

The Midlands Branch has members spanning all areas of the Pipeline Industry. The committee strives to hold a number of new, interesting and diverse technical evenings and events each year, which impart knowledge of new technologies, new techniques, products and more.  Also each year we hold a number of social events, such as our Annual Dinner, and Golf Day.  These events allow our members to network in a social and friendly environment.  Further details of these can be found in the Events section. 

The Midlands Branch has a very active Young Professionals Network Committee that also holds a number of technical events, site visits and social events throughout the year. 

Branch Chair


  Rachel Bridge - Midlands Branch Chair

   Rachel is an Associate Partner within the Utilities & Infrastructure sector at Fisher German, having joined the company in 2007.  Rachel has specialised in linear infrastructure property management and has experience managing a fibre optic cable network measuring 2,500km and oil networks measuring over 2,500km.  Rachel was first introduced to The Midlands PIG on placement from University in 2007 and since then has been an active member of the Guild.  She is looking forward to developing the Midlands Branch in what looks to be a challenging year with a specific focus on the integration of education links with the Guild and industry.




Branch Committee


Rachel Bridge | Branch Chair - Fisher German

Rachel Cliffe | Deputy Chair - Fisher German

Matthew Cheeseman | Treasurer - RSK

Emma Newton | Secretary - Severn Trent Water

Jenny Salt | PDN Representative - Fisher German

Nicole Jackson | PDN Representative - Cadent

Laura Knight | Communications and Events - Fisher German

Kate Lazenby | Past Chair - Costain

Jason Wilson | Past Chair - Severn Trent Water

Jo Parker | Committee Member - Watershed Associates

Keith Mole | Committee Member - McElroy Manufacturing

Andrew Hejdner | Committee Member - Cadent

Ashley Bentley | Committee Member - PSS Hire

Warren Strange | Committee Member - Severn Trent