Welcome to the Yorkshire Eastern Area

The IMechE Yorkshire Eastern Area has an active and growing committee with a diverse membership across a number of industries linking with local industry and academia. The ongoing existence of this local IMechE committee is attributable to the hard work and dedication of these volunteer  committee members who organise the annual local events programme and implement the IMechE policies.


Dear local members, 


I have been an active member of the local area since 2011 and it now gives me great pleasure to announce that I am the incoming Chair for the Yorkshire Eastern Area.  I take the helm from my predecessor Paul Cunningham who, for the last nine years, has contributed significantly to the efforts of the Institution within the Yorkshire Region by holding positions including local area Chair, Vice Chair and Honorary Secretary.  Paul will be a tough act to follow and I hope to bring the same level of passion, commitment and enthusiasm to the role of Chair that he did. I would like to wish Paul the very best of luck in his new challenge of enrolling onto a PhD. I would also like to give thanks to the outgoing Honorary Secretary, Simon Thompson, who over the past years has made a significant contribution to the Yorkshire Eastern Area.


The East Yorkshire Area has much to shout about as many forward-thinking engineering businesses, whom are innovating within their respective fields, continue to make significant investments within the local area.  The IMechE local active members will remain focused on delivering the Institution's message of ‘improving the world through engineering’ by working with our contacts within these businesses to deliver an exciting and varied programme of lectures and technical visits for the forthcoming season.  We will also strive to maintain our links with Hull University and our colleagues in the IET, ICE, IChemE and RAES.


The active members continue to meet on a monthly basis and work to engage with professional engineers and arrange technical visits and lectures, as well as supporting STEM events to encourage the next generation of engineers.  I would like to personally invite IMechE members or potential members to contact me if they wish to get involved or just want to know what we do or simply give constructive feedback. Taking more of an active role would suit those who wish to become professionally registered, engage in CPD, host a visit, have a passion to develop and engage young engineers or are simply interested in socialising and networking with fellow engineers and business leaders.  We would also welcome suggestions for technical visits or recommendations for speakers for our future event programmes.


Finally, all our upcoming events can be found here on our Near You pages.  Please note that events are open to all, so feel free to book and come along to any that are of interest to you and your guests.


Best Regards, 

Phil Wedgner CEng MIMechE

Chair – Yorkshire Eastern Area

Email:  eyorkschair@imechenearyou.org



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Membership Surgeries

Virtual | 08 December 2020 10:00 to 15:00
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At this challenging time, 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 now offering free online events and support.

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