Welcome to the North Western Region

NOTE FOR THE DIARY: IMechE North Western Region AGM  - 9th May 2016 at University of Central Lancashire, Preston, commencing at 19:00hrs prompt with food/networking from 18:00hr


Dear Colleague,

First of all thanks to everyone who was involved in the IMechE Presidential Visit to the North West Region on 21st and 22nd April , especially the following companies who hosted Richard Folkson and several others on visits to their facilities;
     Leyland Trucks
     CSA Group Testing (UK) Limited
     Farrat Isolevel Limited
     Cartwright Group Limited
     Manchester Metropolitan University

I'd also like to that all of you who attended the IMechE North West Regional Annual Dinner at the Manchester Deansgate Hilton Hotel on Friday 22nd April. This year's Dinner was by far and away the best one we have held in recent years. The winners of the Engineering Excellence Awards on the night were:

      IMechE University Design Challenge - Manchester University

      IMechE Young Engineer of the Year - Cameron Angus, CSA Group Testing (UK) Ltd.

I'd like to thank our guest speakers at the Dinner, Daniel Jubb, MD of The Falcon Project Limited, and Richard Folkson, President of the IMechE, as well as our very kind sponsors of the Dinner;

      MBDA (UK)
      CSA Group Testing (UK) Ltd
      Crewe University Technical College
      Manchester Metropolitan University

Coming up next is our Annual General Meeting on 9th May at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, starting at 19:00hrs prompt but with food and networking from 18:00hrs. The AGM will be looking to endorse the election of the following Regional Officers:
      Honorary Chair: Jim Hanson
      Honorary Secretary: Geoff Payne
      Honorary Treasurer: Sravanthi Sashikumar

The meeting will also welcome Geoff Baker, IMechE Vice-President and Chair of the IMechE Regional Strategy Board who will give a presentation titled: Making our Engineering Institutions fit for purpose and relevant for the 21st Century.

Geoff will also take part in a Q&A Session on the future of the Professional Engineering Institution. If you would like to provide any questions in advance, please send your question to Geoff Payne at geoff.r.payne@baesystems.com in advance (we cannot guarantee your question will be asked but all questions will be considered).

NOTE : You will need to book you place on at the AGM to ensure we get the catering correct. To do that please follow this link:


I look forward to seeing you there.


David J Williamson CEng FIMechE
Honorary Chair - IMechE North Western Region

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    30 June 2016 12:30 to 15:00
    Iggesund Paperboard - Workington
    Visit Iggesund Paperboards Wood Yard and Biomass Plant **THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED** Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control Iggesund and IMechE West Cumbria have had to cancel this event. We will endeavour to rearrange this event for a later date. Those already booked on the visit will be the first to be informed of a new date and will have the opportunity to re-book before any remaining places are offered to the public.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    08 July 2016 14:00 to 16:00
    James Fisher Nuclear - Egremont
    Visit to James Fisher Nuclear Limited, one of the leading providers of bespoke engineering solutions to the nuclear industry.
    Industry: Nuclear power
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    12 July 2016 18:00 to 21:00
    David Lloyd Club - Chorley
    Quarterly Meeting of the North West Region Committee
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    21 July 2016 18:30 to 20:00
    Whitehaven Marina - Whitehaven
    We have arranged for a tour of 'Tenacity', a prototype vessel designed to meet the growing demand to carry personnel and equipment to offshore infrastructure. This is a repeat event as the demand for the previous tour of the vessel was overwhelming and it was not possible to accommodate everyone that wanted to take part. Like the previous tour, spaces are limited so book early to ensure that you don't miss this opportunity for an inside look at this experimental boat.
    Industry: Offshore engineering
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    02 August 2016 18:00 to 20:00
    Walton Fox - Preston
    You are welcome to join the meeting and get involved with your local IMechE committee - use the 'book now' link on the detail page to let us know you're interested.
    Industry: Other industry sectors
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