Welcome to the North Western Region

Welcome to the North Western Region, which has a total of 6864 registered IMechE members (2465 Affiliates; 1239 Associate Members; 2600 Members and 560 Fellows), covering South Cumbria,  West Cumbria, Lancashire and Greater Manchester areas.

Each Area is well served by a main Area Committee and a separate Young Members Panel who work tirelessly both together and independently with their local communities to engage their members through holding informative talks and visits, as well as striving to inspire the next generation of Engineers through involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Educational activities in schools and colleges.

The Region is also home to several thriving IMechE Divisions and Group’s; Automotive, Aerospace, Power, Manufacturing, Process and Railway Divisions, which along with the Area Committees and Young Member Panels, co-ordinate their activities across the Region through the IMechE North West Regional Committee. Despite the NW Region being a geographically large and diverse area, the Regional Committee endeavours to be accessible to all those that it represents by rotating it’s Quarterly Committee Meetings around the Region, going to each Area in turn throughout the year.

The Regional Committee also brings the entire Region together by hosting a Prestigious Annual Dinner once a year, where members along with representatives from the Region’s key Engineering Industries and Further Education providers, come together to celebrate the Engineering achievements of the North West Region.

The Region has a vast diversity of Engineering/Industry, with large National and International companies working in the Nuclear, Ship Building and Aeronautical sectors, as well as thriving Small Medium Enterprise companies with specialties in Automobile, Railways and Aeronautics located across the Region.

The Region has some of the top Engineering Universities in the country, including Universities in Lancaster, Manchester, Bolton and Preston, and is home to the IMechE’s University Design Challenge competition, which has it’s roots here in Greater Manchester and the North West Region, and is now a National IMechE Competition being adopted by other Regions across the country.

The Joint Institution Group in the North West has been led by the IMechE for the last 8 years with one of its main schemes being Engineering Your Future school career awareness days. It now runs 7 events across the North West, more than any other Region in the country, and these have become embedded in most STEM school and college calendars throughout the Region.
All Areas in the Region also run their own extensive education outreach programme with an extensive set of education resources available to all members.


David J Williamson CEng FIMechE
Honorary Chair - IMechE North Western Region
email: nwestchair@imechenetwork.org

***ANNUAL DINNER 2015***


Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    10 March 2015 18:30 to 19:30
    Manchester Metropolitan University - Manchester
    Each year the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Railway Division holds a competition for the best technical presentations by Young Engineers with a first prize of £1000. Regional heats held at the Railway Division centres are followed by a national final held in London. The AGM for the North Western Centre will take place on the same evening and offers of assistance for the committee for the coming year are always welcome.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: AGM
    12 March 2015 18:30 to 20:30
    The Vagabond - Whitehaven
    The role of the YM Panel is to put on events for young and aspiring engineers. We also help promote engineering to young people in the local area. If your interested in any of the committee roles or would like to find out more, please come along and see what we do.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Schools/Colleges/University Events
    17 March 2015 09:00 to 14:00
    Burnley Football Club - Burnley
    Primary Engineer are looking for Engineers to be judges at the Primary Engineer Celebrations events and Regional finals. As a judge your role will be to interview the young engineers and grade their vehicles.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    17 March 2015 19:00 to 20:30
    South Cheshire College
    Follow the journey of a team of graduates and apprentices from MTC when they restore three classic Minis, including a 1965 vintage.
    Industry: Automotive
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    19 March 2015 18:00 to 20:00
    Good Wood Boat Company - Cockermouth
    This is a tour of the Good Wood Boat Company workshop, outside Cockermouth, who craft wooden sailing and rowing boats using a mix of traditional methods and modern and eco-friendly materials. Places are limited to booking is essential. Please contact the event organiser to reserve a place.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
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