Welcome to the Yorkshire Region Western Area

If you live in and around Huddersfield/Halifax, we are here to support you and all our fellow local members.

There are over 700 members within the area and it is great to see the area continue to be a centre of engineering excellence.



We have put together a variety of events for the forthcoming year, including technical lectures, CPD workshops, social events and technical visits. We hope you find something of interest among the selection in the 2018-19 programme and we look forward to meeting you at some of these events.

The events try to cover the IMechE themes of Energy, Environment, Education and Transport.

Please check our events calendar for this year's activities. 


Social Evening

Get Involved!

We are always looking for local members to get involved and help shape the way we deliver our support.  If you are prepared to help or are interested to see what goes on, please come along.  Check the events diary for more information.

Western Area Committee

The Area committee was officially re-formed in March 2010.

At our AGM in 2018, Brian Lawson was elected as Chairman of the committee, with other committee officers including Mike Dolton (Hon Secretary), Ken Ball (Hon Treasurer) and Prof. John Allport (University Liaison Rep.- University of Huddersfield).

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    23 January 2019 18:30 to 20:00
    Sparck Jones Building - Huddersfield
    Find out more about the requirements of the Engineering Council for Continuing Professional Development and the expectations of the IMechE.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Technical Visit to Nestle    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Technical visit
    20 February 2019 18:30 to 20:00
    Nestle UK Ltd - Halifax
    Visit this world famous chocolate factory and see the complex manufacturing processes and automation involved.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    20 March 2019 14:00 to 16:00
    Longcroft Engineering Ltd - Todmorden
    Join us for a tour of the company and a presentation on spring design and manufacture, using old skills and new techniques.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    17 April 2019 18:30 to 21:00
    Meet the Western Area committee and find out how to get involved with local activities.
    Industry: Cross-sector
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