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Welcome to the IMechE West Cumbria Area Webpage

Dear All,

After a very challenging last 30 months or so, for all of us, we are delighted to announce the IMechE West Cumbria Area is physically back up and running.

Fed up with constant "Zoom" and "MS Teams" ....... so are we.

Now that it is deem "safe" for us to start returning to normal, we are working hard to re-establish ourselves as a physical working committee. It will take us a little while to facilitate "normal service to be resumed", but we will get there.

In the meantime, check out below for what's currently planned to re-ignite your Engineering flame (as if it could ever be extinguished!!).

Wishing you all the best,


Simon Farrel CEng MIMechE
Honorary Chair – IMechE West Cumbria Area Committee

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 will started soon for the 2023's Annual Dinner,
which will be equally as good if not better than pre-COVID events, and we'd love for you to be one Sponsors.

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

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    31 January 2023 19:00 to 21:00
    National College for Nuclear - Workington
    A talk by Paul Grady, HM Principal Specialist Inspector for the Health Safety Executive, outlining the significant role Mechanical Engineering plays in protecting the public and provide safety assurance through their involvement in the design, safe operation and stringent maintenance practices of fairground rides, including Ferris Wheels and Large Play Inflatables.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    08 February 2023 19:00 to 20:30
    National College for Nuclear - Workington
    The West Cumbria Water Supplies project is the new work undertaken by United Utilities to bring potable water from Thirlmere to around 80,000 homes and businesses in West Cumbria. The talk will describe the planning and construction of the pipelines, pumping stations and water treatment plant that comprised this major project, the challenges faced and the solutions that overcame the many problems encountered.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    28 February 2023 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
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