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: Technical visit
    28 March 2017 14:00 to 16:00
    Darchem - Stockton On Tees
    Darchem will offer visitors a site tour of their extensive manufacturing facilities, including the recent £8m investment in a 57,000 sq.ft factory. Numerous design and manufacturing techniques will be described and viewed, demonstrating the extensive range of applications for its engineered products. All visitors will be required to provide security details one week in advance of the visit and to provide photographic ID on the day to gain access to the facility.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    29 March 2017 18:00 to 20:00
    The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers
    Workshop on how to become professionally registered and a full Member of IMechE (CEng/IEng/EngTech).
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    05 April 2017 18:00 to 20:00
    Centuria Building - Middlesbrough
    Dr Ian Thompson will discuss how engineering, science and technology perspectives have impacted on athletic performance and coaching in disability sports, more particularly in wheelchair racing and triathlon. He will describe the changes over the years on training, performance analysis, and equipment technology and the concept of 'man and machine in perfect harmony' using a multidisciplinary approach.
    Industry: Other industry sectors
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    06 April 2017 18:00 to 21:00
    National Renewable Energy Centre - Blyth
    We are delighted to offer this rare opportunity of a guided tour of the National Renewable Energy Centre. Learn all about advances in offshore renewable technology and how testing is carried out.
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    10 April 2017 17:00 to 21:00
    Wabtec Rail Ltd - Doncaster
    Engineer Steve Hoather explains the developments of this exciting project to resurrect the World’s first internal combustion passenger train.
    Industry: Railway
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