Welcome to the North Eastern Region

Across the Region, we have a varied programme of events, closely aligned with the IMechE’s five key themes of Energy, Environment, Transport, Education and Manufacturing 

The programme includes visits and activities to assist your professional development, to add to your learned knowledge, and to provide inspiration for a new generation of younger people to become engineers. 

Our Young Members continue to take the lead in prestigious events in the Region including GreenPower which gives school pupils an opportunity to build and race an electric vehicle.

If you have a little time to spare and are interested in joining any of the active Committees, please also get in touch. We need enthusiastic volunteers. It can be very interesting work, good for developing your skills and also provides some great networking opportunities.

We are well supported by our Regional Business Development Manager, Denis Healy, who provides various ‘Routes To Professional Registration’ workshops as well as developing Company-Based Registration schemes, to make transition to full membership of the Institution as straightforward as possible. Please contact Denis directly if you want to find out more – either as an individual, or on behalf of your Company at d_healy@imeche.org.

If you want to find out what’s happening where you live or work, then please contact myself or the Tyne & Wear or the Teesside Area Committee’s – you will be most welcome!


Chris Briggs,



Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    04 May 2016 18:00 to 20:30
    Ramside Hall Hotel & Golf Club
    We are holding our Regional Annual General Meeting, electing new committee members and providing a review of activities over the past year, and plans for the coming year. AGM proceedings will be followed by a guest talk and discussion with the IMechE's Transport & Manufacturing Theme Manager, Philippa Oldham. Committee nominations are posted here.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    11 May 2016 18:00 to 20:00
    Middlesbrough Football Club - Middlesbrough
    A free workshop guiding you on how to become professionally registered and a full Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Light refreshments will be available from 18:00 hrs.
    Industry: Other industry sectors
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    12 May 2016 18:00 to 20:00
    Newcastle Mining Institute - Newcastle upon Tyne
    A five-year project to refurbish the Tyne and Wear Metrocars was completed last year. The Metrocars are now over 35 years old, and a significant amount of modernisation work has gone into improving passengers' perceptions of the vehicles. Louise Shaw, Engineering Director of DB Regio Tyne & Wear, will talk about the scope of the ¾-life refurbishment, including the work undertaken at Wabtec Doncaster, in the context of the rejuvenation of the Tyne and Wear Metro since 2010.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Annual dinner or luncheon
    13 May 2016 18:45 to 14 May 2016 00:30
    Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield - Durham
    The 2016 Regional Annual Charity Dinner will be held on Friday 13th May 2016 at Hardwick Hall Hotel, and once again our headline sponsor is British Engines Ltd. This year, we will be supporting the Evening Chronicle Sunshine Fund, which provides specialised equipment to children with disabilities across the North East of England – a really deserving cause!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    18 May 2016 18:00 to 18:45
    Hyperdrive - Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
    Hyperdrive Innovation designs and builds lithium-iron battery systems for many different types of application, and other complementary technologies, with a strong commitment and R and D focus on developing the next generation of electronic and low carbon vehicle technologies
    Industry: Automotive
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