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

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    25 October 2019 18:00 to 19:00
    The first meeting of the NLYMP for the 2019/20 academic year will seek to establish the panel's goals for the upcoming year.
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    29 October 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    Room G14, Lady Hale Building, - Salford
    John Holden, Assistant Director of Research & Strategy at Greater Manchester Combined Authority, will present an overview of the new Industrial Strategy for Greater Manchester.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    30 October 2019 15:00 to 18:00
    Manchester Metropolitan University - John Dalton Building - Manchester
    Meet the team behind one of the top 20 cars on the 2019 UK competition. Hear from the students themselves what it is to be a part of Formula Student and what the event means to all future engineers
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    30 October 2019 18:30 to 20:00
    Rolls-Royce Bankfield Facility - Barnoldswick
    The tour of the Rolls-Royce Bankfield facility in Barnoldswick and brief introductory presentation will cover the modern design concepts of turbine blades and how that and their manufacture have changed over the years. In addition quality control techniques, an insight into the future, and whether carbon fibre and graphene are likely to have a role to play, will be covered.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Rolls-Royce Technical Visit    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Technical visit
    30 October 2019 18:30 to 20:00
    Rolls-Royce - Barnoldswick
    A tour of the Rolls-Royce Bankfield facility in Barnoldswick and brief introductory presentation.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
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