About Us

Get more from your Institute Membership - engage with the local Wessex Section.....

  • Attend technical seminars
  • Participate in profession related visits
  • Meet new and established Members along with other practising engineers and suppliers
  • Help inspire the young to join our profession
  • Maintain your Continuing Professional Development - CPD
  • Get involved, be part of your Institute
  • For more information contact:  alan.franks@instmc.org

InstMC Wessex AGM to be held virtually on Thursday 25th February at 7:30pm.

Please contact imcwessex@gmail.com for the link to join the meeting and help to shape the future of the Wessex Section

Seminars, Visits & Social Events


  • Wessex Seminar programme endeavours to reflect the interests of its members and their CPD requirements
  • Members and visitors are welcome
  • Your suggestions are important to ensure we cover a wide range of interests contact:  andrew.hudson@instmc.org
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  • Visits are organised when appropriate opportunities arise.  
  • Typically these will be plant operations, supplier manufacturing works, education facilities etc. evenings preferred, 1 to 2 hours duration and nominally 20 attendees 
  • Your suggestions invited contact:  alan.franks@instmc.org
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Social Events.....

  • The section organises Social Events throughout the year including in   previous years Dinner Dances, Golf Days, Social Dinners etc
  • These serve  as opportunities to meet and socialise with other members, engineers, academics, suppliers etc 
  • They enable the Section to raise funds to support the Institutes activities in the area
  • The Section also makes donations to local charities including Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and Oakhaven Hospice
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Wessex Section Committee & Meetings

Wessex Section has an elected Committee to organise Institute activities in the area. An AGM is held in January/February followed by the first of a further three committee meetings throughout the year.

These are open meetings, members and guests are encouraged to  participate.  Whilst the Section is centred on Southampton we are keen to involve remote support via Teams

Contact:  alan.franks@instmc.org

Wessex Section Committee 2020

            Chairman                                             Alan Franks 

            Vice Chairman                                     Cevn Vibert

            Secretary                                              Graham Dunkley (Immediate Past Chairman)    

            Treasurer                                             Alan Lawes

            Professional Development                 Andy Hudson

            Website & Data Protection                Vacant (Covered by Alan Franks)

            Social                                                  Nigel Bushrod

            Committee Member                           Andy Leagas

            Committee Member                           Andy Hunt


Committee Meetings 2021


Wessex Diary 2021