Welcome to the Autumn 2018 update
from IMechE West Cumbria Area

                       
                          

 
Dear all,

 Happy New Year everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.

 I am delighted to introduce Spring 2019 edition of our IMechE west Cumbria Newsletter.  In the following pages you will find information on the Engineering Learned Society activities that we have undertaken over the last 6 months, including lectures on subjects including, Vehicle Collision Investigation, Industrial Heavy Lifting and Advanced Manufacturing Nano Technology.  Numbers attending our lectures and visits remains healthy; however we hope to increase our attraction this year by an increased use of social media to advertise our talks/visits.

You’ll find on the back page a poster for our up-and-coming Autumn Events Programme. These include a talk on the CDM – Temporary Works legislation and its impact; a visit to PaR Systems Limited, an International Remote Handling specialist who have established their European Headquarters at Lillyhall, Workington a talk by Story Contracting on the Workington Transport Hub, as well as further visits to Bendall’s Carlisle and TIS, Workington. Please come book your place on the events, as well sharing the events poster and encourage your friends and colleagues to come along to them as well.

 We’re hoping to increase our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Educational Engagements activities this year, and to that effect we have a shiny new STEM Co-ordinator in the “hot seat”, Ned Furniss. Ned will be looking at what we have done historically, what’s available and wanted across the West Cumbria Schools communities and developing a fit-for-purpose revitalised STEM Educational Programme.

 We are also looking for new Committee Members, to help keep us fresh and motivated. The role of the Area and YMP Committees is to facilitate the delivery the Institutions Vision, Mission and Strategic Objectives are local level by: 

1.    Inspiring the Next Generation through fit-for-purpose STEM Engagement activities, 

2.    Facilitate the Continued Professional Development of the local Membership by delivering relevant and appropriate lectures and visits,  

3.    Promoting Engineering in West Cumbria through our Events Programme and our formal (work) and informal (social) networks.  

To that end all members of the Area Committee are actively involved in activities on behave of the Institution that can be aligned to the values above.  

We are always looking for new people to join the committee to keep us fresh and innovative and by doing so it will seriously enhance your Professional Registration progression, be that to IEng or CEng, or if already registered, then Fellowship.

If you want to get involved, please get in touch.

Work has started on planning our 15th IMechE West Cumbria Annual Dinner. We are currently finalising the Theme and our VIP Guests/Key Note Speakers, so please keep an eye on the website for details of this and all our other activities.  I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank all our sponsors for supporting our annual dinner.  Without their fantastic support we would not have the funding to continue to grow our Educational Initiatives and the generosity through donations of those who attended to help our 2018 chosen charities Cockermouth Mountain Rescue, Hospice at Home and the North Air Ambulance.

Caroline Hamilton CEng MIMechE
Honorary Chairman, IMechE West Cumbria

 

 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

 
Gold Sponsors:
 
       
 

Silver Sponsors:
 
            
 

The IMechE West Cumbria Area Annual Dinner is a non-profit making event for the Institution; however it aims to generate sufficient funds to allow a range of educational initiatives to take place within the county.  In order to make such an event possible we rely on the support and sponsorship of key organisations and IMechE members. It also helps local companies demonstrate a positive Social Impact.

Planning has already started for the 2019's Annual Dinner,
which we hope will be equally as good if not better than this year, and we'd love for you to be one Sponsors. Preparations will soon be underway. As in previous years there will be a number of sponsorship opportunities, with a range of costs and associated benefits. Please contact Caroline Hamilton for information. 

 
Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    29 January 2019 19:00 to 21:00
    Lakes College West Cumbria - Cumbria
    NEW DATE: Decarbonising Bricks and Mortar: Using property as a springboard for low carbon technology adoption. A talk by local company British Energy Coast (BEC), on how it is putting low carbon at the heart of its local development.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    07 February 2019 19:00 to 21:00
    Lakes College West Cumbria - Cumbria
    NEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    13 February 2019 19:00 to 20:30
    PaR Systems - Workington
    An opportunity to visit the European Head Quarters for the International Remote Handling Company, PaR Systems at Lillyhall, Workington. PaR Systems provides material handling, automation, and robotic solutions to many diverse industries and specialized markets. Our clients recognize PaR as the solutions provider for driving quality, productivity, and safety in manufacturing and other demanding environments. PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED. BOOKING IS THEREFORE ESSENTIAL.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    05 March 2019 19:00 to 21:00
    Lakes College West Cumbria - Cumbria
    This talk will provide an insight into why CDM - Temporary Works legislation was introduced and what it means to the Construction Industry. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.
    Industry: Construction & building services
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    07 March 2019 19:00 to 21:00
    Lakes College West Cumbria - Cumbria
    NEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    27 March 2019 10:30 to 14:30
    Atkins - Whitehaven
    All Engineers, who are looking to make an application via the CLA route and have spoken to the BDM before booking on this workshop.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    28 March 2019 19:00 to 21:00
    Lakes College West Cumbria - Cumbria
    NEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    02 May 2019 19:00 to 21:00
    Lakes College West Cumbria - Cumbria
    NEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    29 May 2019 10:30 to 13:30
    Jacobs - Cumbria
    The Institution are hosting a 3 hour interactive session which will help you to submit an application for EngTech Membership with guidance and advice from Institution staff. It has been designed to help you through each of the UK-SPEC competence questions and application paperwork; preparing you for the submission of your written application.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    06 June 2019 19:00 to 21:00
    Lakes College West Cumbria - Cumbria
    NEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME
    Industry: Cross-sector
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