Institution of Civil Engineers supports launch

Continued coverage of the launch night, this time from the Institution of Civil Engineers, one of the founder members of Engineering Together.

“That’s why we’re delighted to be supporting this initiative and hugely exciting exhibition, which seek to raise the profile of engineering and the Tees Valley, positively and constructively.”

Launch Feedback and Quotes

Great feedback and quotes from those who attended last night’s launch event.

“Buy-in from key players tonight and a tremendous positive vibe.” – Paul Ingram, RSA / ingrampix

“I feel last night was the start of something special in Tees Valley.” – Moira Shaftoe, Engineering UK

“I really enjoyed it, and feedback from others is that it was a great launch and the idea of bringing like minds together has been a long time coming.” – Jacqueline Dixon-Dale, RSA / WSP

“Proud to be part of it” – Bowman Bradley, IMechE

“I thought it was a great success. The ‘animated chatter’ in the background of Graham Robb’s video really demonstrates how engaged everyone was” – Andy Price, RSA

“The good quality speeches where from the heart, what makes it interesting is the unique number of groups brought together” – Graham Robb PR Recognition

“I really enjoyed it. Good publicity and well attended by a great range of institutions and keynote speakers. It was good to meet so many old friends evidencing the ongoing collaborations, together with new ones catalysing new potential initiatives. I wholeheartedly endorse Engineering Together.” – Barry Walmsley, Teesside University, ICE NE Regional Chair.

Big thumbs up

Official Launch event

A new organisation made up from Engineering Institutions and Organisations with local members from within the Tees Valley was officially launched today at an event at Ormesby Hall.

Encompassing links to a wide range of Professional Institutions including the Civil, Mechanical and Chemical Engineering bodies as well as Engineering UK and the RSA the launch event had a wide-ranging audience with representation from the LEP, National Trust, RTC North and several industrial partners.

Plans for a Great Exhibition of Teesside were discussed by Chair Paula McMahon with attendees providing ideas and suggestions for the format and content of the proposed exhibition in 2020.

An impressive selection of banners.
Our inspiring speakers:
Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, Head Stemette.
Paula McMahon, Chair of ICE Teesside and Engineering Together.

The Launch programme

Even before the launch our group had attracted interest from organisations well beyond the north east.

Our collaborative and inclusive model is transferable to others and our Chair, Paula, had the pleasure to announce our title which reflects this…

The power of this message and our combined potential impact is very significant. 

Check out our social media pages which have posts from on the day and much more.

BBC Radio Tees

Radio Tees kindly visited us at Ormesby Hall just before our evening launch.

You can listen to Gary Philipson’s interview here.

Thanks Gary for chatting to Paula McMahon (ICE) and Paul Ingram (The RSA)

Radio Zetland

Our first Radio interview before our launch with two Engineering Together members: Paula McMahon (ICE) and Paul Ingram (The RSA).

Thanks Julie Donaldson for making us feel welcome

The interview starts around 12:30 (approx. 20mins in), then commences circa 25:30 (approx. 40mins in).