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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, John Pollard

Having been involved with the Merseyside and N Wales region of the I.Mech.E. for many years I assumed the role of Chairman, from Gareth Jones in June 2018.  Gareth will be very hard act to follow.  Assuming the role as Chairman coincided with my retirement from Unilever where I enjoyed a very full and varied career over 35 years.

I do believe that there has seldom been a better time to be an Engineer.  As a society we face many challenges and Engineering is one of the few professions that can offer real solutions to at least some of these issues.

The I.Mech.E. has suffered some turbulence over the past 1 – 2 years. I truly believe that this is now behind us.  The I.Mech.E. intends to refocus on it’s core roles of being a Learned Society and serving it’s members. This is something that all of us will welcome and can support.

We have a healthy organisation in Merseyside and N Wales, in addition to the Reginal Committee we have separate panels for N Wales and the Young Members.  We can always use more volunteers and however little time you can spare it will be most welcome.

Key to any profession is encouraging youth and we spend a lot of our time and effort in talking to young people about Engineering as a profession. This can take many forms such as school visits, attending careers fares, running STEM activities and our Engineering Your Future events which take place in Liverpool, Warrington and this year, for the first time in Chester. More often than not these events are run in conjunction with other Engineering professions.

So whatever your interest in Engineering, be it encouraging young people into the profession, technical visits and lectures, social events with local Engineers such as our excellent Annual Dinner or just meeting other engineers there will be something for you.

If you are interested in contributing  please contact myself ( or our secretary Rachel Lindon ( 

Look Forward to meeting you

John Pollard
C.Eng. M.I.Mech.E

New Members' Event

Each year the region invites newly elected members to attend a celebration of their achievement. This year we held the event at Anderton Boat Lift and invited those who in the previous twelve months obtained the status of EngTech, IEng, CEng or Fellow, along with their immediate families to celebrate.  We are hoping to do the same for those new members for 2020.

As usual we recognised those partners and other guests who have helped these qualified engineers and so over 50 people attended the event.

John Pollard, Regional Chair, introduced the event and with other members of the Region Committee congratulated all on their election to the Institution. Certificates were presented and, as usual, all were encouraged to attend the Region’s various events in the coming year and even consider joining the committee.

The event started with a boat ride along the river weaver before everyone enjoyed a fantastic BBQ buffet.

This event was thoroughly enjoyed by all those being recognised and by their guests.  Many congratulations to all the recipients.

We hope that this event will remain a regular fixture on the Regions programme of events.
Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    11 October 2022 10:00 to 15:00
    We are keen to support our members in any way we can. For our members who are actively seeking to become professionally registered as a Chartered, Incorporated or EngTech member or as a Fellow, we are offering free events and support.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    15 November 2022 13:00 to 15:00
    We are keen to support our members in any way we can. We are offering free online events and support.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    30 November 2022 12:00 to 13:00
    Webex meeting - N/A
    We are keen to support our members in any way we can. For our members who are actively seeking to become professionally registered as an Engineering Technician, we are offering free online events and support.
    Industry: Cross-sector
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