Welcome to the Midland Region

We are one of the largest Regions in UK with over 10,600 members.  The local Committees within the Region are listed as links in the panel on the left.

Each Area, Young Member panel or Centre organises an annual programme of events. Details can be found by following the relevant link.

Business Development Manager

The Midland Region Business Development Manager is Farah Baksh, the IMechE’s primary link with industry and academia across the Region.  Farah runs workshops and seminars for prospective new members and members wishing to upgrade their membership.  Details of workshops arranged by the local Area Committees are listed in their annual programme of events.  Follow the Business Development Manager link for further details.

Getting Involved

There is a much publicised and growing shortage of engineers and engineering technicians in the UK. The Regional Committee sees the need to inspire young people with engineering, to inform them of the work undertaken by professional engineers and engineering technicians, and to encourage them to strongly consider engineering as a career, as a priority.
To this end we work with the Imagineering Foundation and STEMNET as well as local schools in our Areas.  We are looking to further this involvement with schools to make not only pupils but teachers and parents more aware of the roles of professional engineers and engineering technicians and engineering as a career.  If you would like to be involved in this initiative, or any other of your local Area, Centre or Young Member Committee activities, then please contact me, or the appropriate Committee via their Contact Us details.  
If you are interested in mentoring and sponsoring prospective new members then please contact me or your local Chairman.

Contact Us

You can contact Regional Committee officers via the link on the left of this page.  We are always interested to hear your views on events or initiatives you believe we should organise/ promote.  Also, if you would like further information on the function of the IMechE, advantages of membership or how to gain membership then please contact us.

Philip Brocklehurst

Chairman Midland Region Committee

‘e’ mail MidlandChair@imechenetwork.org

Tel No: 01785 661371

Additional facilities in Birmingham for IMechE Members 

Members may use the IET member’s' areas at Austin Court, 80 Cambridge Street, Birmingham, B1 2NP.

Member’s' areas will be open from 9am till 5pm, excluding weekends and bank holidays. Bookings should be made at least one day in advance.  Terms & Conditions apply.

For bookings at IET Birmingham: Austin Court please contact 

Jackie Scriven, email jscriven@theiet.org, phone 0121 600 7500

Smart Satellites 2015: from up there to down here

This seminar on 25th June in Leicester will focus on the research and development, technology and engineering that will be required to meet the space challenge and how society can actually benefit from its implementation. ‘Bridget’, the explorer that has been to Mars and back will be on display.  The seminar coincides with the launch of the IMechE’s first report on the theme of space as a response to the UK Space Strategy. 

Find out more

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    05 July 2015 11:45 to 14:30
    Brunel’s ss Great Britain - Bristol
    Join us for a guided tour of the ss Great Britain followed by lunch on board in the Heywood Saloon. Spaces are limited to 35 guests.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Social Event
    11 July 2015 09:00 to 17:00
    Silverstone Race Circuit
    This event is back by popular demand, so be sure to book early. The deadline for bookings is the 12th June 2015.
    Industry: Automotive
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    12 July 2015 10:00 to 17:00
    We will be there for the main event, the endurance event! See the teams push their cars to the limit! Unlimited access to a university team. To register your interest please contacts Sanjaat Jain. Places are limited.
    Industry: Automotive
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    03 September 2015 00:00 to 20:00
    Birmingham City University Parkside - Birmingham
    Magan Nass Coventry Musem will give a lecture on the first commercially successful safety bicycle which he named "THE ROVER"
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    09 September 2015 12:00 to 15:00
    Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering - Coventry
    Refreshments at 12:30, including food.
    Industry: Manufacturing
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