About Us

The Cumbria section of the Institute of Measurement and Control will be hosting its Annual General Meeting on 8th June, 14:30 at the Westlakes Science Park, Whitehaven. We are keen to recruit new committee members who would like to get involved in lectures, professional and social events in the local area.

If you would like to attend, would like more information or would like to be involved in the future, please contact the local branch secretary, David Jones (david.a.jones@sellafieldsites.com Tel 019467 84179).

Regards

Cumbria Section of the Institute of Measurement and Control

 

The links on this site give contact details of the local Committee plus events, Lectures & Visits (past and future).

Please feel free to contact any of the local officers on this site for details of events and/or membership enquiries.

The West Cumbria branch of the Institute of Measurement and Control is proud to have links with the following companies (Click on the icon to visit the site)

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Technical and Social Events

ANNUAL DINNER

The annual dinner this year will have Johnny Ball as the guest speaker in April following on from our exhibition day at Energus  . Johnny will also give two presentations , one in the morning to schoolchildren and the other is open to all in the afternoon.(please see coming events).

For table bookings / quotes please contact Neil Fennell

 

Committee Members

Chairman - Stephen Kitchen

Stephen is an Engineering Manager currently working at Sellafield Ltd

Vice-Chairman & LAEI Rep - George Ellison


George joined the Institute (then The Society of Instrument Technology) in 1964. He has been an active member of the committe for over 40 years and held several posts, including 6 years as Chairman of the West Cumbria Section and, since retiring from BNFL in 2006, he has been more active at Head Office in London. In 2007 he joined the Membership Committee where he helps assess and interview new applications for membership. In 2008 he was asked to chair the SSRB (Standards and Systems Review Board) and to become a Vice President.

Honorary Secretary - David Jones

 

 
 

 
Honorary Treasurer - Mike Nichols
Mike has been an active member of the Institute for the past 10 years .For most of his career he has worked on the Sellafield Site..

 

 

 
Programme Secretary - Alistair Norwood
Alistair is an active member of the Committee and organises most of the lectures , events and parties . Alistair is also a local Conservative Councillor .

 
 

 
Membership Promotion Officer - Neil Fellell

Neil moved to West Cumbria in 1984, joining the then Albright & Wilson in Whitehaven, and was immediately roped into being active with local section activities and assisting with the annual dinner organisation. In 1992 he reached the pinnacle, being named committeee chairman where he served for 6 years (1992-1998). In 2008 he was re-elected, stating in his own words, "hopefully not for another 6 years!!!". Currently employed at Sellafield Ltd (since 2001) Neil works on Engineering Safety and Lifetime Plan Production.

 
 

 
Young Technology Officer - Paul Fairclough

Just been elected Fellow of the Institute of Measurement & Control 
Currently the Higher Education & Nuclear Skills Manager for GEN II 
Previously: 
Section Leader for the Dept of Higher Engineering Technology (University of the Highlands – North Highland College) 
Senior Lecturer in Control Engineering 
Control Systems Engineer (Nuclear) 
Research Technician 

Previous education: 

Loughborough University 
Huddersfield University

 
 

 
Social Secretary - Terry Ponting

Bio to be added soon.

 

 

Past Events

PAST EVENTS

Applied Photonics

Applied Photonics Ltd is a UK company specialising in technology based on Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS). Already involved in testing explosives with the US military, they are currently carrying out testing of dust particles in nuclear filter systems.

Contact Email - mail@appliedphotonics.co.uk

Studsvik Waste Treatment Presentation - March 2008

The March 2008 presentation on Waste Treatment from Studsvik UK's Joe Robinson (Ceng, Cenv, MCIWEM)

Contacts

CONTACTS

Committee Position

Home Contact

Business Contact

Chairman
Steven Kitchen

28 Highfields 
Hillcrest 
Whitehaven 
Cumbria 
CA28 6TQ 
01946 694729
 stephen@nicster.freeserve.co.uk

Sellafield Sites Ltd
Sellafield
Seascale, Cumbria
CA20 1PG 
019467 85670

 sck1@sellafieldsites.com

Vice-Chairman
LAEI Representative

George Ellison
  1. 21 Woodstock Lane 
    Coachroad
    Whitehaven 
    Cumbria 
    CA28 7BH 
    01946 691500

 GeoEllison@aol.com

 
Honorary Secretary
David Jones
  1. Gordon Street  
    Workington
    Cumbria 
    CA14 2EN
    01900 608308

 Daveanddette@sky.com

Sellafield Sites Ltd
Sellafield
Seascale, Cumbria
CA20 1PG 
019467 84179

 daj1@sellafieldsites.com

Honorary Treasurer 
Mike Nichols

14 Inkerman Terrace 
Whitehaven
CA28 7TY
01946 590149
 mikeshere@btinternet.com

 
Education Officer 
Paul Fairclough

75 Walkmill Crescent 
Carlisle
Cumbria
01228 598410

GEN II Eng & Tech Training Ltd
Energus Building
Blackwood Road, Lillyhall
Workington 
01900 844951                                      Paul.Fairclough@gen2training.co.uk

Membership Promotion Officer 
Neil Fennell 

1 Standings Rise 
Whitehaven, Cumbria 
CA28 6SX 
01946 692924

 nfen692924@aol.com

 
Programme Secretary
Alistair Norwood

36 Elizabeth Cres 
Bay Vista 
Whitehaven 
CA28 6JQ 
01946 591267 
07808421531
 anorwood@copelandbc.gov.uk

Sellafield Sites Ltd
Sellafield
Seascale, Cumbria
CA20 1PG
019467 85346

 alistair.wm.norwood@sellafieldsites.com

  

Social Secretary 
Terry Ponting
Westwood
Rheda Park 
Frizington, Cumbria 
CA26 3TE 
01946 813421

Whitehaven Development Co
Market Place 
Whitehaven, Cumbria 
01946 592933
 terry@w3m.org.uk