Here are local reptiles and amphibian groups which deal with both wild and captive reptiles, these groups usually charge a small fee to join but are well worth it for the wealth of information from members who have been actively breeding and dealing with reptiles for many years and are more than happy to discuss anything reptile related. This is a great way to stay up to date with the captive reptile world and can help with anyone seeking careers in this field. They also have news and events for upcoming Reptile shows in the UK.
Sussex Amphibian & Reptile
East Sussex reptile and amphibian societyhttp://www.esras.co.uk/
Surrey Amphibian and reptile Group (SARG)http://surrey-arg.org.uk/
The Essex Reptiles and Amphibians Clubhttp://www.essexreptiles.com/
The Portsmouth Reptile and Amphibian Society (PRAS)http://www.pras-uk.co.uk/
International Herpetological Society
Federation of British Herpetologists http://www.fbh.org.uk/