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: Committee Meeting
    01 June 2015 18:00 to 20:00
    David Lloyd Leisure Club - Chorley - Lancashire
    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: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: MP Meeting / Event
    02 June 2015 17:45 to 19:15
    Walton Fox - Preston
    Time to get involved over some free food and drink!
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    04 June 2015 19:00 to 20:00
    Hunday Manor - Workington
    A talk about the Bluebird K7 design, operation and reasons for its ultimate demise
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    11 June 2015 18:30 to 20:00
    Port Of Workington - Workington
    A visit to the Port of Workington where there will be a presentation on the £5.7 million redevelopment of the Port and a chance to have a look at the workings of the facility which handles around 300,000 tonnes of cargo, including dry and liquid bulks, forest products and other general cargo, with about 250 cargo vessel movements per annum. Places are limited so booking is required. Please contact the event organiser to book a place.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Social Event
    14 June 2015 12:00 to 20:00
    The GMYMP would like to welcome the Bristol YMP to Manchester on their tour of MOSI! There will be a joint walk around of the Museum followed by food and drinks in the city centre location. Register interests before places get snapped up!
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
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