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Welcome to the Merseyside and North Wales Region

The Region looks to serve our 3000 plus members by providing an informative, interesting and exciting range of events, engaging with local business and promoting engineering.

Welcome to our North Wales and Merseyside Region web page!  The three committees that make up the Merseyside and North Wales Region are:

·        Regional Committee

·        North Wales Area Committee

·        Young Members Committee

These committees are formed of committed volunteers who want to give something back to the profession.  

If you have a little time to spare and are interested in joining the Committees, please get in touch. We need enthusiastic volunteers and there are lots of exciting opportunities for you to give back to the community, encourage people to enter the engineering profession, develop your skills and also provides some great networking opportunities.

We have a Facebook page and Twitter account; we welcome interaction and engagement on social media!

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Get Involved

There are many initiatives going on in this region and there are plenty of great opportunities for you to be involved. This includes becoming a STEM volunteer, running an event or joining one of our committees. 

 To become involved with the Institution's activities in the Region please contact our Secretariat Rachel Lindon –



Emma Guy has been Business Development Manager for the Merseyside and North Wales Region since 2016, acting as the Institution's primary link with the region's organisations, industry and academia to develop and support the engineering community whilst maintaining strong links with a network of key contacts. Learn more

A few words from our Chairman, Maureen Barker


I have been an Engineer for just over 30 years now, having graduated from Liverpool John Moore’s University and worked in a variety of industries. Starting out with a desire to focus on Renewable Energy, I had great hopes to work on Combined Heat and Power plants (CHP), but joined at a time when finding was cut for those projects.

I sidestepped into Control and Instrumentation temporarily, programming PLC’s on water and sewage treatment plants in North Wales and the Thames and Kent areas. Then returned to Mechanical Engineering to assist with the construction of Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth and refurbishing Rail Depots in London and Bristol. For the last 17 years, I have been working on a number of projects in the Nuclear Industry with Urenco, dealing primarily with storage and decommissioning.

I have been a member of the National Nuclear Lifting Forum for the last 3 years and am a keen STEM ambassador with a passion for encouraging our Young People to take up science and technology subjects with a view to entering Engineering.

In my spare time, I am the Group Scout Leader for the Scout Group that all four of my children attended, where they learned essential skills, gained confidence as well as enjoying outdoor adventurous activities. As Sea Scouts, we enjoy not only camping, but water activities, such as Kayaking, paddle boarding and Sailing (something I am not totally proficient in yet).

My ambition as Chairperson is to engage with many more of our young people, in school, in higher education and starting on their career path to gain an understanding of what they want from the Institution. By engaging with Schools, Colleges and Universities, we can provide the necessary experience via our personal, industrial and commercial networks. In encouraging more young people to join our committees and events, I believe we can shape the future of the institution, whilst maintaining many of the traditions and all of the values that we hold dear. Returning to my initial dream, when I first became an Engineer, I hope to encourage and support all events and that can lead to sustainable engineering and use of renewable energy sources.

Annual Engineering Dinner

Each year the region invites Local Engineers to join us for an Evening celebrating Engineering in our Region. 

It is promising to be a great evening, some highlights:

  • Pre-dinner speech from Local Engineers
  • The After Dinner Speaker- Mark Ramprakash
  • An IMechE representative will join us and give a short talk as well as presenting an IMechE “Best Apprentice” award to the winning apprentice from our region.
  • The evening will finish with a "fun" casino, with the proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support


This is a formal attire event.  


Over the years we are very grateful for your continued support at this event, this support enables us to run this fabulous evening each year. As a committee we Thank You!

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Annual dinner or luncheon
    03 March 2023 18:30 to 23:59
    Double Tree Hilton Hotel & Spa Chester - Chester
    Annual Engineering Dinner 2023
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
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