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

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  • Event Type: Technical visit
    14 November 2018 14:30 to 16:30
    Leyland Trucks - Leyland
    The presentation will start with a tour of the factory including the robotic chassis paint plant and the latest assembly processes followed by a Company presentation.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    14 November 2018 18:00 to 21:00
    University Technical College Warrington - Warrington
    “Cold is central to modern life. It is an essential component in solutions for tackling a number of the most significant challenges facing human society today and into the future. For example, how to feed a growing global population, how to enable more people to access essential healthcare, how to meet an explosive growth in the demand for digital data handling and improved building comfort.
    Industry: Process Industries
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    15 November 2018 13:30 to 15:00
    Derwent House, - Workington
    An opportunity to visit a company with a long heritage in Cumbria, Derwent Pencils, formally known as the Cumberland Pencil Company Limited. The company has been making pencils in Cumbria for over 175 years, originally at Keswick, but now at a new manufacturing facility at Lillyhall, Workington. The visit will include a brief talk on the company’s long history followed by a tour of the factory while production is taking place.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    15 November 2018 19:00 to 20:30
    Lakes College West Cumbria - Cumbria
    Joe Gardias will deliver a fascinating talk that will challenge traditional tightening practice and fastener design, highlighting its importance in critical applications and give you an insight into the future of industrial fasteners.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    20 November 2018 18:00 to 20:00
    Manchester Metropolitan University - Manchester
    Refreshments available from 6pm Lecture will start at 6.30pm IMechE members and non-members welcome. Please pre-book using IMechE system or following eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/imeches-power-industries-division-north-west-centre-pidnwc-8390089369
    Industry: Power Industries
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