AoC's network of nine regional offices enables the voice of colleges to be heard across England. It also means that AoC remains close to our member colleges and responsive to their needs. In each area, the regional director and their team champion and promote their colleges and the contribution they make to local economic and social prosperity. Regional offices work to ensure that colleges are represented on relevant decision-making bodies and that their views are understood by local partners, including local enterprise partnerships (LEPs).
Our regional structure also means we can provide a range of professional development networks, events, information and advice that support college excellence and helps them grow and flourish. We manage around 400 regional network meetings each year, giving a chance for everyone to participate. Regional offices are a key way of ensuring that members' views shape and influence AoC policy at all levels.