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

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  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    15 September 2015 00:00 to 30 June 2016 00:00
    Manchester Metropolitan University T0.03 - Manchester
    IMechE GMA and PIDNWC Programme Card
    Industry: Power & energy
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    09 May 2016 18:00 to 21:00
    UCLAN Preston, Foster Building - Preston
    The North West Region Annual General Meeting provides a great opportunity to find out more about, and get involved in, the regional activities of the Institution. We will also welcome the Chair of the IMechE Regional Strategy Board for a perspective from across the regions. The meeting starts at 19:00hrs prompt with food/networking available from 18:00hrs. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    10 May 2016 18:00 to 19:30
    Walton Fox - Preston
    Time to get involved in your local IMechE panel over some pub grub!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    10 May 2016 18:30 to 20:00
    MMU Room T0.03 - Manchester
    Geothermal energy is currently barely being exploited in the UK, but will this change in the near future? This presentation will give a run through of the history of geothermal exploration and development of geothermal in the UK up to this point, and then discuss how we can get to a future of renewable low carbon heat
    Industry: Power & energy
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    10 May 2016 18:30 to 20:00
    Alstom Transport Limited - PRESTON
    The first Pendolino went into service in 2002 and since that time the demands on the fleet have grown significantly. Operating an intensive service, by the end of 2012 the fleet had already accumulated over 100 million miles. The maintenance of the vehicles has developed over time to become what it is today, a round-the-clock intensive production operation. This is not without its engineering challenges, some of which will be discussed by our speakers.
    Industry: Railway
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