Welcome to the Spring 2019 update
from IMechE West Cumbria Area


Dear all,

I am delighted to introduce Spring 2019 update of our IMechE webpages, and let you know that our Spring 2019 Newsletter is now available by following the link below:

IMechE West Cumbria Spring 2019 Newsletter

In this edition you will find information on the Engineering Learned Society activities that we have undertaken over the last 6 months, including
lectures on subjects including, Vehicle Collision Investigation, Industrial Heavy Lifting and Advanced Manufacturing Nano Technology.  Numbers attending our lectures and visits remains healthy; however we hope to increase our attraction this year by an increased use of social media to advertise our talks/visits.

You’ll find on the back page a poster for our up-and-coming Autumn Events Programme. These include a talk on the CDM – Temporary Works legislation and its impact; a visit to PaR Systems Limited, an International Remote Handling specialist who have established their European Headquarters at Lillyhall, Workington a talk by Story Contracting on the Workington Transport Hub, as well as further visits to Bendall’s Carlisle and TIS, Workington. Please come book your place on the events, as well sharing the events poster and encourage your friends and colleagues to come along to them as well.

 We’re hoping to increase our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Educational Engagements activities this year, and to that effect we have a shiny new STEM Co-ordinator in the “hot seat”, Ned Furniss. Ned will be looking at what we have done historically, what’s available and wanted across the West Cumbria Schools communities and developing a fit-for-purpose revitalised STEM Educational Programme.

 We are also looking for new Committee Members, to help keep us fresh and motivated. The role of the Area and YMP Committees is to facilitate the delivery the Institutions Vision, Mission and Strategic Objectives are local level by: 

1.    Inspiring the Next Generation through fit-for-purpose STEM Engagement activities, 

2.    Facilitate the Continued Professional Development of the local Membership by delivering relevant and appropriate lectures and visits,  

3.    Promoting Engineering in West Cumbria through our Events Programme and our formal (work) and informal (social) networks.  

To that end all members of the Area Committee are actively involved in activities on behave of the Institution that can be aligned to the values above.  

We are always looking for new people to join the committee to keep us fresh and innovative and by doing so it will seriously enhance your Professional Registration progression, be that to IEng or CEng, or if already registered, then Fellowship.

If you want to get involved, please get in touch.

Work has started on planning our 15th IMechE West Cumbria Annual Dinner. We are currently finalising the Theme and our VIP Guests/Key Note Speakers, so please keep an eye on the website for details of this and all our other activities.  I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank all our sponsors for supporting our annual dinner.  Without their fantastic support we would not have the funding to continue to grow our Educational Initiatives and the generosity through donations of those who attended to help our 2018 chosen charities Cockermouth Mountain Rescue, Hospice at Home and the North Air Ambulance.

Caroline Hamilton CEng MIMechE
Honorary Chairman, IMechE West Cumbria




Gold Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors:

The IMechE West Cumbria Area Annual Dinner is a non-profit making event for the Institution; however it aims to generate sufficient funds to allow a range of educational initiatives to take place within the county.  In order to make such an event possible we rely on the support and sponsorship of key organisations and IMechE members. It also helps local companies demonstrate a positive Social Impact.

Planning has started in earnest for the 2019's Annual Dinner,
which will be equally as good if not better than last year, and we'd love for you to be one Sponsors.

The Date is: Thursday 28th June 2019

Details of VIP speakers will be published very soon.

As in previous years there will be a number of sponsorship opportunities, with a range of costs and associated benefits. Please contact Caroline Hamilton for information. 

Current and Future Events

Looking for an event nearby? If there are no events indicated contact your local representative to exchange your ideas for forthcoming activity.

Please click the event heading for further information.
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