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: Careers & education
    09 February 2016 09:00 to 10 February 2016 15:00
    Archibald Primary School - Middlesbrough
    Two Day STEM / Greenpower and Engineering Awareness program – Key Stage 2 – Archibald Primary School – Middlesbrough
    Industry: Automotive
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    10 February 2016 17:30 to 19:00
    Teeside University - Centuria building room H0.01 - Middlesbrough
    In association with Teesside Area Panel,The IMechE Tyne Tees Automobile Division is pleased to present the talk on F1 Technical Developments in 2015. This talk will detail the status quo of F1 design in 2014 and then investigate the progress made with the new cars as they complete their pre-season testing. Entry is FREE to ALL. Members and Non-Members Welcome. Sign In and Refreshments from 17:30
    Industry: Automotive
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    11 February 2016 18:00 to 20:00
    Oxford Place Centre - Leeds
    A heritage paper telling the story of the restoration of the HSDT power car 41001, from its extraction out of York’s NRM to pulling its first train in preservation.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk
    17 February 2016 18:00 to 20:00
    Centuria Building - Middlesbrough
    Hitachi’s new £82m manufacturing and assembly plant in Newton Aycliffe represents a massive opportunity for the Tees Valley and the North East in general, in employment terms and for third party suppliers. Simon Richards CEng, FIMechE, Engineering Manager, Manufacturing, for Hitachi Rail Europe will describe the facilities at Newton Aycliffe, the process of train building, the types and number of trains to be built and the possibilities for the future.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    22 February 2016 18:30 to 20:30
    Conventional water mains pipe cleaning involves digging excavations, cutting, draining and removing sections of pipe. Pipe cleaning with this method has been used for many years, however, there are limitations in the length of cable that can be run, the large number of excavations, pipe cutting and reinstatement required. Ice Pigging looks to overcome these obstacles by introducing an ice slurry into the pipeline. Please join us for an extraordinary insight into this field!
    Industry: Other industry sectors
Page 1 of 2
12 >>

© 2011 Institution of Mechanical Engineers. IMechE is a registered charity in England and Wales number 206882