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The calendar lists all the technical lectures that have been arranged for the local section. If you have ideas for any additional events, please contact David Green 

Our annual dinner is held in the centre of Manchester each October and caters for over 300 guests. Please contact Stuart Wilson if you would like details on the event or would like to enquire about tickets.

Our technical meetings are currently being held via MS Teams as Lunch and Learn sessions due to COVID restrictions. (Once face to face sessions can resume we hope to return to Yokogawa UK Ltd, Stuart Road, Manor Park, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 1TR Map)

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Thursday 14th October 2021

The Edwardian, Manchester

Awards will be presented to students from University of Manchester
and Liverpool John Moores University

with Special Guest

Gary Delaney

Double Sony Award Winner, appearances on “Mock the Week”, Radio 4’s “The Unbelievable Truth” &
“Elephant in the Room”, Chortle Award Nominee, and a master of one-line gags


£550 for a table of 10 and recognition as a Gold supporter of the Annual Dinner.

£55 for individual tickets for Members, Non-Members and Guests
and recognition as a Silver Supporter of the Annual Dinner

InstMC Companion Companies will get a 10% discount on these prices. Please let us know when making the reservation if you are eligible for the discount

For more information or to reserve your place, please email maria.tabiner@htsgrp.com  or stuart.wilson1@jacobs.com

Technical and Social events

Past events

The section is involved in a variety of events. Our thanks are sent to all of the organisations that support the activities to encourage engagement in the area of Measurement, Control and Automation in the Central North West area. 

Technical Talks:

The section runs a series of technical talks each year, with usually a program of 8 to 10 events per year.

The course program aims to be varied in content throughout the year.

Topics have included:

  • Cyber security
  • Functional Safety
  • ATEX
  • Instrumentation advances
  • Process Connections
  • 3D printing and component manufacturing
  • User applications – measurement and control impact in decommissioning, remote monitoring and other applications
  • Digitalisation strategies
  • De-carbonisation of facilities and the considerations of the measurement and control aspects


                                                        Previous Face to Face Technical Talks

The videos from some of the sessions conducted during the on-line presentations are available on the InstMC Youtube channel:

University Engagement:

Manchester University - The section regularly participates in the Manchester University ‘buggy race’ working with Sella Controls to offer prizes to the best team. Sella controls and the section provide personnel to assist in the judging activities.

                              2019 Buggy Race

Liverpool John Moores University – The section supports the work of the university and has provided technical lectures during the program in partnership with local companies. Each year students are awarded prizes for the best project.

CHAIN – The section has supported the CHAIN program of events with technical lectures to undergraduates. The Manchester event has been well attended in the past and the program aims to share the wide variety of Institutes and promotes professional registration. Find out more about the program here: Manchester – CHAIN Events. Support has been provided by Tom Nobes of Sellafield UK (2019 presentation), Steve Ward and Ed Johnson of Endress & Hauser (2020 Equipment support) and Phil Malpas of Tennants Fine Chemicals {now Eternis Fine Chemicals} (2020 Stand Support and Presentation). 


                      Chain 2020 Section stand                                             Chain 2019 Panel Discussion

Social Events

Annual Dinner – The section successfully runs an annual dinner each October. The dinner attracts around 300 participants each year and we are very grateful for the companies who support the dinner each year. Due to COVID the 2020 event was cancelled. The supporting companies from 2019 are:

Golf Day – In 2019 the section ran their first Golf Day for some time. The event was kindly sponsored by HTS Group and a great day was had by all. The repeat of the event is hoped once the COVID restrictions are fully eased.


                                                                                  2019 Golf Day

Committee Members

If you would like any information about the local section, please contact any of the people on the committee as listed below. Please also contact the committee if you have any ideas on how we can improve the local section or would like to join the committee to help.

Chair: David Green

Vice Chair: Martin Hold

Past Chair: Harvey Dearden  

Honorary Secretary: David Perry   

Honorary Treasurer: Stuart Wilson 

Program Secretary: VACANT (contact chair)

Communications Officer: Ian McLoughlin

Annual Dinner Organiser: VACANT (contact vice-chair) 

Social Events Organiser: TBC

Other Committee Members:  Stuart Blackhall, Colin Oxton, Andy Young, David Tipton, Simon Conway,  Phil Malpas, Matthew Wilcock

All general communications to the section please use our Section email address and our pages listed below including the option to subscribe to our quarterly newsletter. 









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