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BANT Regional Branch Committees

5 new Regional Branches (RBs) will act as hubs for their Local Networks across the UK in Scotland, the North, the Midlands, the South West and the South East & London. RBs will work closely with Local Network Coordinators (LNCs) in their area to organise events that reflect the interests of its members and secure high quality speakers. The RBs will also collaborate with the LNCs to raise awareness of BANT Local Networks to members.

Regional Branch Committee Members

LONDON AND SOUTH EAST

Regional Branch Profile

The bi-annual London and South East Regional Branch Meetings are a great opportunity to network and directly connect with other BANT Registered Nutritional Therapists in the wider local area. Designed to complement existing BANT Local Networks, the Regional Branch Meetings aim to attract a larger number of attendees whilst still following the successful format of inviting relevant speakers of interest to regional members. Despite the larger size, the South East and London Regional Branch Meetings aim to retain a supportive and relatively informal atmosphere, encouraging sharing of expertise, experience and educational discussion.

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Caroline Sherlock – Chair of London and South East Regional Branch Committee

BA(ss), Dip ION, mBANT, CNHC Registered
london-southeast@bant.org.uk

  • Graduated from ION in 2005 with distinction; currently studying with the Institute for Functional Medicine
  • Co-founder of Eat Drink Live Well, which offers personalised nutrition programmes, workshops and a vibrant website with recipes and nutrition articles
  • Background in International Banking but a passion for growing, eating and using food as medicine led to a fulfilling change in career!

Michelle_Lake

Michelle Lake – London & South East Regional Branch Committee Member

DipION, mBANT, CNHC Registered


MIDLANDS

Regional Branch Profile

The Midlands Regional Branch aims to unite BANT members in the area, stretching from Wales to Lincolnshire. CPD events will be held at central locations throughout the year, showcasing local as well as national research, hosting expert speakers and allowing NTs and students to network in a friendly environment. Through these events, we also hope to raise the profile of Nutritional Therapy by encouraging collaboration between the private and public sectors.

Eva_Humphries

Eva Humphries – Chair of Midlands Regional Branch Committee

DipION, mBANT, CNHC Registered
midlands@bant.org.uk

  • Graduating from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in Summer 2016
  • A strong background in IT sales, with a proven track record of delivering incremental growth, target account acquisition and high level relationship management
  • Appreciator of good food (or as the hipsters call it: a foodie)

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Heather Mountney – Midlands Regional Branch Deputy Chair

Dip AONT, Dip ONT, mBANT, CNHC Registered


jackie_donkin

Jackie Donkin- Midlands Regional Branch Committee Member

BSc, mBANT, CNHC Registered, NTCC


SOUTH WEST

Regional Branch Profile

The South West Region covers Hampshire, Somerset, Cornwall and the Bath/Bristol area. The group’s mission is to support Professional Practice by sharing skills and knowledge to build confidence in order to develop our businesses and grow as individuals. This will be achieved through structured networking and learning opportunities within the South West region.

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Lucy Patterson – Chair of South West Regional Branch Committee

DipION, FdSc, mBANT, CNHC Registered
southwest@bant.org.uk

  • Graduated from ION in 2012 and runs private practice, Southville Nutrition, in Bristol.
  • Worked as Functional Food Chef for award winning international retreat company Bodhimaya
  • Set up Community Health and Wellbeing to train addiction and recovery agencies on how to improve service user’s nutrition, inspired by a background of working in addiction, mental health and housing
  • Work with HNWI overseas through Brevin Health Care Ltd, to provide bespoke nutrition plans utilising functional laboratory testing

NORTH

Regional Branch Profile

The North Regional Branch covers North East, Cumbria, North, West and South Yorkshire and North West of England and aims to attract members to half-day events held twice a year in venues central to our region. Our goal is to give members an opportunity to attend regional BANT events with high quality speakers. We also aim to promote networking and collaboration amongst members in the North of England, particularly for those who are not able to join a BANT Local Network due to their remote location.

Aileen_Smith

Aileen Smith – Chair of North Regional Branch Committee

DipION, mBANT, CNHC Registered
north@bant.org.uk

  • Graduated from Institute for Optimum Nutrition in 2014
  • Runs a private Nutritional Therapy Clinic, online Health and Lifestyle Coaching business for women in business and Zest4Life Programmes
  • Background in Food and Hospitality Services in Business Sector

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Andrea Goodall – North Regional Branch Committee Member

Dip.CNM Nut., mBANT, CNHC Registered


SCOTLAND

Regional Branch Profile

Serving all of Scotland, our events will give BANT members the opportunity to attend events based in Edinburgh. The events will feature a wide variety of speakers covering cutting edge topics relating to current industry research, whilst enabling CPD opportunities. Select events will also be open to members of the public to attend.

Lana_Calikes

Lana Calikes – Chair of Scotland Regional Branch Committee

BA (Distinction), BANT (Stdnt.), mFNTP, mRSM, Assoc CIPD
scotland@bant.org.uk

  • Student of Nutritional Therapy at the University of West London – BSc (Hons)
  • Strong background in events coordination, both within the HE sector as a practising HR professional and as an Executive PA
  • Proven track record in delivering high end events, as well as in administrative and financial management
  • Has a beautiful painting of an avocado in her living room and fully believes in the power of individualised nutrition as a form of preventative medicine!