South West Region

President: Bryony Thomas

Vice President: Sue Richardson


The South West Region is the newest of the PSA Regions and is based in Bristol, drawing in members from within the city, as well as those as far south as Exeter and as far north as Cheltenham.

Bristol is a vibrant city, with the fastest growing economy outside London, named by the Sunday Times as one of the Top 10 best cities in the world in 2014.

Our aims for the Region

The focus of the Regional events will be to showcase the best of the existing speaking talent in the South West, encourage and grow up and coming speakers in the area, and bring the country’s most successful speaking professionals here to share their wisdom and experience.

Where we meet…

The South West region meets at the Hilton Garden Hotel, in central Bristol, typically held on the last Thursday on a bi-monthly basis. Events run from 6-9pm and include a light buffet. The hotel has free parking for up to 20 delegates and is within 5 minutes walk of Temple Meads railway station.

Typical agenda…

  • 6.00pm: Local talent (20 mins)
  • 6.30pm: Member Showcases (2 x 10 mins)
  • 7.00pm: Food Break
  • 7.45pm: About the PSA
  • 8.00pm: Keynote
  • 9.00pm: Close (drinks at the cosy bar!)

Event dates for 2017:

  • February 23rd
  • April 27th
  • June 29th
  • September 12th
  • November 2nd

For the list of events CLICK HERE to go to our Eventbrite Page