Sarah Orpwood

Women in FM Network and Midlands region chair, IWFM


Our Region represents those working in workplace and facilities management in the East and West Midlands. Our area includes the counties of Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire.

The IWFM's Regions are a place to keep on top of the profession in your local area. They provide guidance and insight and encourage member interaction and networking through relevant events.

Visit us on LinkedIn for the latest discussion, updates and events in the Midlands.

If you have a question about our Region, please contact our Chair or IWFM’s Community team directly.


Have you thought about volunteering?

We currently have roles available with our Midlands region.

Our valued volunteers are at the heart of IWFM, contributing to the present and shaping the future development of the workplace and facilities management. Volunteering enables us to engage with our growing community and allows you to gain the most from your IWFM membership.

By volunteering with IWFM, members play a key role in extending benefits to our wider community through sharing knowledge and experiences in the profession. In addition, skills-sharing help develop others’ through CPD, networking and other social events, and our volunteers’ expertise and advocacy continue to support the professionalisation of the workplace and facilities management.

As a Committee member, you can share your expertise by leading on engaging and relevant content with colleagues and members of IWFM.

Your responsibilities

As a volunteer, you will be expected to:  

  • attend monthly meetings (approx. 2hrs)
  • contribute to events and webinars
  • assist with the writing of guidance notes and knowledge content
  • encourage the growth of your region through networking and awareness

Current available roles

Members can still apply to be a committee member if none of the above apply.

Full details and critera of the specific roles outlined above can be viewed on the Committee Roles and Responsibilities Form

How to apply

You can nominate yourself by emailing [email protected]. Applicants don’t need to confirm interest in a specific role at this stage.


Midlands region events 


IWFM Midlands Region - Meet the Committee and Christmas Quiz 2021