Welcome to the Bournemouth Area

The Bournemouth Area would like to welcome a new Chairman -

Jason Franks

After serving in the British Army Jason studied Mechanical Engineering at Blackpool and the Fylde College and Lancaster University, gaining an MSc in Mechatronics.

Over a 20 year career he has worked as a design engineer in the Automotive, Packaging and Defence sectors. Currently, he works as a Senior Design Engineer for Chemring Countermeasures in Salisbury where he is involved in the design and development of aircraft infared and radio frequency countermeasures.

Jason has been actively involved with the Institution since 2009 and during this period has held the post of Schools Liaison Officer for the Bournemouth Area committee.

About the Committee

Covering the towns of Bournemouth, Poole, Swanage, Ringwood & Christchurch, we have a membership of approximately 600. Over many years we have built up a reputation for holding successful engineering technical talks and industry visits. We also hold a bi-monthly Luncheon Club primarily catering for our retired members and their partners.

To deliver engineering into local schools, we work with and sponsor Dorset Asset and Valter Prize Trust. The work of the Trust culminates in an annual prize awards ceremony for students, which is held at Bournemouth University.

The IMechE and Bournemouth Area committee are keen to support the ongoing professional development of Engineers in their journey to Chartered and Fellow membership status, and run a bi-annual “Get Registered” event. Should you be in need of a sponsor to support your application, please feel free to contact our committee and we can arrange an informal meeting to discuss and progress your application.

We are always looking to members to assist with the Area committee, if you are interested, please contact the Chair or Secretary to find out more about the roles.

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Social event
    31 October 2018 12:00 to 16:00
    Liston Hotel - Bournemouth - Bournemouth
    The Maritime Mystery of the Mary Celeste
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    21 November 2018 18:00 to 21:00
    Bournemouth University - Poole
    Presentation of Electric Vehicle Chargers and their Technology by Siemens Mobility.
    Industry: Cross-sector
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