Yorkshire Regional Dinner – 17th March 2017

The IMechE Yorkshire Region celebrated another year of engineering achievements hosting its sixth annual Regional Dinner in the prestigious surroundings of the Cutlers’ Hall in Sheffield. The evening included a number of presentation ceremonies, and speeches made by the 131st President of the Institution – Jon Hilton, The Master Cutler – Richard Edwards , and the Yorkshire Region Chairman – Dr Peter Ingham.

Over 190 guests attended this year’s event, including five past IMechE Presidents – Pam Liversidge OBE, Prof Rod Smith, Prof Isobel Pollock-Hulf OBE, Patrick Kniveton and Group Captain Mark Hunt OBE. Other distinguished guests included The Lord Mayor of Sheffield - Cllr. Denise Fox, the Leader of Sheffield City Council - Cllr. Julie Dore, The Rt. Hon. Richard Caborn and other prominent, local business people and academics. A number of companies and universities supported the Dinner including AESSEAL, ANSYS, Elevation Recruitment Group, Hays, OneSubsea, OSL Consulting, Score (Europe), Withers & Rogers LLP, Yamazaki Mazak UK, Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield.

In addition to the customary presentation of certificates to members who had achieved Corporate Membership or become a Fellow of the Institution within the past 12 months, the evening also included the announcement of the winner and runner-up of the Speak Out for Engineering Competition Yorkshire Region Final 2017. First prize was awarded to Lisa Webster for her presentation "An assistive/navigation aid for visually-impaired and blind people", and she was presented with The Philip Hilton Trophy and a cheque for £500. The runner-up, Shi Yuen Wong, received a cheque for £250 for his presentation "A portable novel tyre inflator for fat bikes". Elevation Recruitment Group sponsored both the competition and the Regional Dinner, and John Bohan (Senior Director of their Engineering & Manufacturing Team), presented the prizes. 

We would like to say a very big “thank you” to all of the individuals and organisations that supported this year's Dinner and made it such an enjoyable evening. Our special thanks go to Elevation Recruitment Group, who kindly sponsored this event for the fifth year running.

We look forward to hosting our seventh Regional Dinner at Cutlers' Hall on Friday 20th April 2018. Tickets will be on sale in Autumn 2017.

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