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!


Mark Jackson,



Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    02 October 2014 18:00 to 20:00
    Tees Barrage International White Water Centre - Thornaby on Tees
    This event is now fully booked. Please email Bowman Bradley if you would like to go on the waiting list. A rare opportunity to visit the Tees Barrage during a major maintenance outage involving the dewatering of the four sector gates. There will also be an opportunity to visit other parts of the barrage structure and the main control centre, as well as hear from and ask questions of the Canal and River Trust Engineers responsible for the work.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    06 October 2014 10:30 to 14:00
    Peacocks Medical Group - Newcastle-upon-Tyne
    At this event there will be a guided tour of the facility, a presentation on 3D printing and plenty of opportunities to network with industry peers. Agenda 10:30 Registration & Refreshments 11:00 Facility Tour 12:00 Presentation - ‘ Additive manufacturing in the Orthotics industry’ 13:00 Lunch and Networking 14:00 Close
    Industry: Medical Engineering
  • Event Type: Talk
    07 October 2014 18:30 to 20:30
    Grand Central Rail - York
    Simon Iwnicki delivers his address "Railway Engineering for the Next Generation" to members of the Railway Division North Eastern Centre and guests.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk
    16 October 2014 18:15 to 20:15
    Ellison Building (see text for Room detail) - Newcastle upon Tyne
    IET Event: The Quicksilver project is the determined bid that’s under way to regain the World Water Speed Record for Britain. Dozens of British engineering companies have rallied behind the Quicksilver quest, and this collaboration is enabling considerable progress to be made with the design and construction of the 350-mph, turbofan-powered superboat upon which British hopes rest.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Talk
    20 October 2014 18:15 to 20:15
    Ellison Building (see text for Room detail) - Newcastle upon Tyne
    IET Event: A whirlwind ‘fly on the wall’, tour that will outline the UK’s approach to the regulation of its Major Hazard Industries (e.g. Chemical, Biological Agents, Nuclear etc) as seen from an Electrical Engineers perspective.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
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