Welcome to the North Western Region

Welcome to the North Western Region, which has a total of 6818 registered IMechE members (2360 Affiliates; 1243 Associate Members; 2649 Members and 566 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 Groups; 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 its 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 its roots here in Greater Manchester and the North West Region, and is now a International IMechE Competition being adopted by other Regions across this country as well as in China and Pakistan overseas.

The Joint Institution Group in the North West has been led by the IMechE for several 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. The Region enjoys unrivalled links with other PEI’s in the region, both through JIG(NW) and through the respective local area networks

All Areas in the Region also run their own extensive education outreach programme with an extensive set of education resources available to all members.

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    22 May 2018 18:30 to 19:30
    Lancaster University
    The IMechE NLYM Panel is excited to announce an up and coming evening careers event with speakers from both Assystem and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Workshop
    23 May 2018 18:00 to 20:00
    Clarence House Hotel - Dalton
    Emma Guy, IMechE's Regional Business Development Manager, will provide an overview of CPD for the professional engineer and outline what is required to achieve this. For catering and parking purposes, please book a place so that we have an idea of numbers.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    23 May 2018 18:30 to 20:30
    ABB Engineering Services - Daresbury - Warrington
    This is Part 2 of Neil’s lectures on failure investigation. Part 1 on ‘Equipment Failure - the devil is in the detail', was given in January 2016, looking at the details of failures including case studies. Part 2 addresses the process and importance of failure analysis.
    Industry: Process Industries
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    24 May 2018 18:15 to 20:30
    UCLAN Preston
    You are welcome to join the meeting and get involved with your local IMechE Aerospace committee - use the 'book now' link on the detail page to let us know you're interested.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    04 June 2018 17:30 to 21:00
    Aspatria Creamery - Aspatria
    First Milk is the UK's only major dairy company owned by British family farms. They supply the retail, foodservice and milk markets with a range of dairy products and ingredients. The Aspatria site was founded in 1888 by the West Cumberland Dairy Co. and has been in operation ever since.
    Industry: Cross-sector
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