Events and Meetings

            THE
INSTITUTE OF SHEET METAL ENGINEERING

AGM & Gold Medal Dinner 2017

The 72nd Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 11th  May 
2017 at Aston Wood Golf Club, Blake Street, Little Aston, Sutton
Coldfield

 The AGM formalities were opened by Chairman Steve Morley who
welcomed members and guests.

There were no changes to the ISME Council.

Copies of the Annual Accounts for 2016 were
handed out to members for discussion purposes.

REPORT OF COUNCIL

The Chairman presented his report on the past year:-

Welcome to all members and guests to our 72nd AGM here at the Aston Wood
Golf Club, I’m pleased to say that we can again combine this event with the
award of our prestigious Gold Medal award.

2016 has been another busy year with a number of successful events arranged.
The Skills Competition was  hosted by
Cosford Aerospace Museum. 29 trainees entered with the winner being Ben Lang of
Babcock. We are grateful to our sponsors IMechE, Sertec Group, CBM, AP&T
Group, Radshape, Bauromet, Midland Power Press Services and Babcock Marine for
their support.

  Another very successful “Meet
the Experts Day” was held at the Thinktank Museum, Birmingham. Sertec, provided
stands for the event supported by several ISME members and friends. This is an
important ISME initiative to involve young people in engineering.

The Institute's journal, Oracle has been regularly produced  by our 
Editor, Brian Chapplehow and many positive comments have been received
about the quality and content of the magazine. Advertising revenue has been maintained
but Council are seeking ways to get the publication to a break even situation.

Membership has remained constant with new members recruited to replace
retirements.

Finally, I would like to thank Josie and MPPS for the financial
accounting that they do for the Institute.

The report of Council was proposed for acceptance by Mr. D. Glennon and
seconded Dr. A. Foster

RETIREMENT/ ELECTION OF OFFICERS

The Officers were prepared to stand again and there being no other
nominations were re-elected unopposed .The following council members  were 
due to retire by rotation and had indicated their willingness  to stand for re election:- Dr. A. Foster,
Prof. D. Mynors and Mrs. J. Stevenson who were unanimously re-elected. Barry
Smith of H T Brigham Ltd. was nominated to join Council and was also
unanimously elected.

 

The report of Council was proposed for
acceptance by Mr. D. Glennon and seconded Dr. A. Foster

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Following the AGM, ISME Members and Guests moved
for pre-dinner drinks prior to the Gold Medal Dinner.

The Gold Medal Dinner was attended by 54 Members and guests held in honour of Dr Mark White former Chief Technical Specialist for
Lightweight Structures for Jaguar Land Rover. It was an excellent evening with good service from the Aston Wood Golf Club Staff.

 





 The following citation was presented framed with the Gold Medal to

Dr Mark White

Former Chief Eng. Body Complete


Mark has worked for Jaguar for most of his career since graduating from
Coventry University in 1983. Starting in Body Engineering back in 1987, in 2002
took responsibility for Jaguar and Land Rover Body in White Engineering. In
2004 he became Chief Technical Specialist, and in 2012, as part of Jaguar Land
Rover expansion, Mark took responsibility for the newly formed Body Complete
Business Unit, responsible for design and development of all JLR body structures,
sheet metal, closures, roof systems and related mechanisms. Mark  has led JLR’s drive to reduce overall vehicle
weight, and was awarded a Doctorate in Engineering by Brunel University in
2011. His career highlights include leading the development of all
aluminium-intensive JLR body structures over the past 15 years and working with
the supply base to develop new alloys and processes to improve performance and
reduce the cost of lightweight technology. Mark retired from JLR in April 2016
but remains a self-confessed car fanatic, driving the great roads of the world,
watching motor sport and doing as many track days as he can.


ISME Chairman Steve Morley closed the Dinner thanking all attending and looked forward to next years event.


Dr Mark White with Steve Morley ISME Chairman


 

    THE INSTITUTE OF SHEET METAL ENGINEERING

AGM & Gold Medal Dinner 2016


The 71st Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 12th  May 
2016 at the Molineux Stadium, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4DR

 The AGM formalities were opened by Chairman Steve Morley who
welcomed members and guests.
There were no changes to the ISME Council.
Copies of the Annual Accounts for 2015 were
handed out to members for discussion purposes.
Chairman Steve Morley presented his report on the past year;
Welcome to all members and guests to our 71st  AGM here at the Molineux, I’m pleased to say
that we can again combine this event with the award of our prestigious Gold Medal award.
2015 has been another busy year with a number of successful
events arranged. The Skills Competition was again hosted by the Morgan Motors,
Malvern. Thanks are due to Morgan MD Steve Morris.26 trainees entered with the
winner being Oliver Sluggett of Babcock. We are grateful to our sponsors
IMechE, Sertec Group, CBM, AP&T Group, Radshape, Bauromet and Babcock
Marine for their support. A new test piece was added for 2016.

  Another very successful “Meet the Experts Day” was held at the Thinktank Museum, Birmingham.
Sertec, Radshape,BCM Ltd and LEMA provided stands for the event supported by
several ISME members and friends. This is an important ISME initiative to involve young people in engineering.
The Institute's journal, Oracle has been regularly produced
by our new Editor, Brian Chapplehow and many positive comments have been
received about the quality and content of the magazine. Advertising revenue has
been maintained but Council are seeking ways to get the publication to a break even situation.
The decline in membership has been arrested with seven new
individual members joining in the last 12 months. Unfortunately new Company
member,Black Country Manufacturing Ltd. went into receivership earlier this year.

Finally, I would like to thank Josie and MPPS for the financial accounting that they do for the Institute.

The report of Council was proposed for acceptance by Mr. D. Glennon and seconded Dr. A. Foster

RETIREMENT/ ELECTION OF OFFICERS
The Officers were prepared to stand again and there being no other nominations were re-elected unopposed .The following
council members  were  due to retire by rotation and had indicated their willingness  to stand for re election:- J B Davis, D Glennon, A Haller, S Morley, A Shaw, 
Vaughan and K Chadwick who were unanimously re-elected. Stuart McSheey of European Springsand Pressings Ltd was nominated to join Council and was also unanimously elected.

APPOINTMENT OF AUDITORS

The proposal was that we  used the services of MPPS and their auditor,A.G.S.
This was proposed by Mr. S. Morley and seconded by  Mr. W Pinfold.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS
There was no other business. The meeting closed at 6.54. pm.

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Following the AGM, ISME Members and Guests moved
for pre-dinner drinks prior to the Gold Medal Dinner.

The Gold Medal Dinner was attended by 58 Members
and guests held in honour of Ian Harnett - Executive Director, Human Resources
and Global Purchasing, Jaguar Land Rover, with Guest Speaker Rachel Eade MBE.

ISME also recognised the work of ISME Member Professor Jia nguo Lin from Imperial

College. He is responsible for the development of the new HFQ® (Hot form
quench) sheet Aluminium forming process. Jianguo was unable to attend with
Alistair Foster his work colleague collecting the ‘Davy Udual Award’ on his behalf.


 The following citation was presented framed with the Gold Medal to Ian Harnett

Ian Harnett  Executive Director of HR & Global Purchasing, Jaguar Land Rover

In April 2015 Ian was appointed as Executive
Director of Human Resources and Global Purchasing, also picking up
responsibility for all Jaguar Land Rover Property matters globally.
Ian has been the Director of Purchasing, Jaguar Land Rover since 2009.
Previously Ian was responsible for establishment of the new Strategic Business Office at Jaguar Land Rover, as
well as heading the Transition Team as Jaguar Land Rover was divested from Ford Motor Company.
Ian joined British Leyland in 1982 starting inthe Purchasing Department at Longbridge and spent the next 25 years in various
Purchasing / Project roles - including assignments with subsequent owners ofRover Group.  For a number of years Ian was responsible for Honda
Contracts and later headed a joint Purchasing team in BMW / Rover. 
In July 2000 Ian lead the Land Rover Purchasing team out of BMW ownership following Ford acquisition.
During his time within the Ford organisation,
Ian spent three years based in Cologne (Germany) managing the Chassis and Raw
Materials Purchasing team for Ford of Europe, Volvo and JLR.
Born in South Yorkshire in 1961, Ian has a BSc
(Hons) in Economics and Management from Cardiff University and a Diploma in IT from Warwick University.  

ISME Chairman Steve Morley closed the Dinnerthanking all attending and looked forward to next years event.

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            THE INSTITUTE OF SHEET METAL ENGINEERING

AGM & Gold Medal Dinner 2015

The 70th Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday 7th  May 
2015 at the Fairlawns Hotel, Aldridge, Walsall.

The AGM formalities were opened by Chairman Steve Morley who welcomed members and guests.

There were no changes to the ISME Council.

Copies of the Annual Accounts for 2014 were handed out to members for discussion purposes.

It was mentioned that generous sponsorship had meant that the Skills Competition broke even in 2014. 

Chairman Steve Morley presented his report on the past year;

Welcoming all members and guests to our 70th AGM here at Fairlawns,

 I’m pleased to say that we can combine this event with the award of our prestigious Gold Medal award. 


2014 has been another busy year with a number of successful events arranged. The Skills Competition was hosted by the Morgan Motors, Malvern.
Thanks are due to Morgan MD Steve Morris.15 trainees entered with the winner being Ryan Acres of Babcock. We are grateful to our sponsors IMechE, Sertec
Group, CBM, AP&T Group, Radshape, Bauromet and Bacock Marine for their support. A new test piece has been added for 2015.

 Our Events Officer, Adrian Nicklin has also arranged visits during the past 12 months including the EPRSC
at Loughborough University. A very successful “Meet the Experts Day” was heldat the Thinktank Museum, Birmingham. Sertec and Radshape provided stands for the event supported by several ISME members and friends. This is an importantISME initiative to involve young people in engineering.

The Institute's journal, Oracle has been regularly produced  by our Development Officer , Ray Jelf who has decided to stand down after seven years of producing a quality journal maintaining a high standard of articles whilst being largely self-financing through the support of our advertisers. We thank him for his efforts.

There has a further small decline in membership during the year but somenew members have been gained.

 With the meeting closing at 6-58pm ISME Members and Guests moved for pre-dinner drinks prior to the Gold Medal Dinner.

The Gold Medal Dinner was attended by 48 Members and guests held in honour of Rachel Eade MBE.

Unfortunately Rachel could not attend due to a shoulder injury, so the award was collected by her colleague Richard Lowe who gave an update on MAS activities and Rachel’s involvement.

Companies in attendance were, Sertec, Regent
Engineering, Hadleys, Impressions Technologies, Meggitt, Midland Power Press
Services, Millennium Pressed Metal, Radshape, Surface Inovations, CBM & MAS.

 The following citation was presented framed with the Gold Medal;

Rachel Eade MBE has beensupporting the region’s supply chain for nearly 25 years, playing an
instrumental role in ensuring component firms came through two MG Rover crises,
the closure of Agco and Peugeot’s Ryton factories and, more recently, issues
around Coventry-based London Taxi International.

During her career it is estimated she has helped more than 2,000 suppliers, safeguarding 10,000 jobs
and creating in excess of 5,000 new positions with expanding manufacturers.

Rachel has worked with and supported in excess of 50 supply chain development programmes, with many UK
vehicle manufacturers and Tier 1s, along with more than 250 SME supply group networks. 

Rachel was Chair of the Advantage West Midlands and Manufacturing Advisory Service’s successful
Automotive Response Programme, devising and securing funding for the only UK
response programme to support suppliers affected by the Japanese tsunami.

Specialising in the automotive supply chain since 1996 Rachel was awarded an MBE in the 2014 New Year’s
Honour’s list for services to the automotive industry, receiving her award in April 2014 from Prince Charles.

In her roles as Operations Manager of Accelerate, Head of MAS-Auto, MAS Auto Supply Chain Specialist andnow National Sector Lead - Automotive, she has played a pivotal role insupporting Small and medium-sized enterprises.

Rachel is to be commended on her ‘commitment and achievements, not only as the driving force behind MASbut for her services to the Manufacturing Sector as a whole.                

 

Steve Morley Presenting the Gold Medal Award to Richard Lowe MAS Operations Manager

THE INSTITUTE OF SHEET
METAL ENGINEERING
AGM & Gold Medal Dinner 2014

The 69th Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday15th  May 2014 at the 
Fairlawns Hotel, Aldridge, Walsall.

The AGM formalities were opened by Chairman Steve Morley who welcomed members and guests.
This was followed by the handing over of the Chain of office from retiring President John Davis to new President Alan Shaw.The Hon. Treasurer handed out copies of the Annual Accounts for 2013 to members for discussion purposes.It was mentioned that generous sponsorship had meant that the Skills Competition broke even in 2013.  
Chairman Steve Morley presented his report on the past year
Steve was pleased to say that combining the AGM with the prestigious Gold Medal Award Dinner appeared to be successful thank the attendance of VIP Guest Speaker Stewart Towe. 
The Chairman sadly reported the loss of two honorary members Fred Nash who was instrumental in setting up the ISME Skills Competition and former Hon Secretary Frank Cooper at the age of 75.
Steve continued to mention our Flagship Skills Competition again thanking our sponsors and also company visits made by members over the last 12 months. Thanks were given to Ray Jelf for producing the Institute Journal ‘Oracle’.
Finally, the Chairman thanked MPPS for the financial accounting that they do for the Institute.
The ISME Council had previously approved and agreed Dilwyn Gurney be elected as an Honorary Member of ISME  for services rendered.
With the meeting closing at 6-58pm ISME Members and Guests moved for pre-dinner drinks prior to the Successful Gold MedalDinner

The Gold Medal Dinner attended by 70 Members and
guests was held in honour of Graham Mosedale, Sertec Group Chairman for his
commitment to the sheet metal forming sector.

Prior to the Presentation, Stewart Towe CBE gave
an excellent speech about manufacturing and his involvement related to the
Local enterprise Partnership.

ISME would like to thank Stewart and his wife
Ann for their attendance and time.

This was followed by the Gold Medal Presentation
and acceptance speech from Graham Mosedale.

Graham praised his Sertec team for their
commitment in developing the business to be a major player in the UK Autmotive
Sector. For more detail please read press release.

ISME thank the following companies attending the Event
Sertec
Hadleys
RegentEngineering
Millennium Pressed Metal
Impressions Technology
Midland Power Press Services
Worcester Presses
Confederation of British Metalforming
Bruderer
Imperial College
Radshape
Presscare
Meggitt

John Davis hands over the Presidency to Alan Shaw

                                         

Thursday 23rd January 2014
Works visit to STADCO Telford

An interesting Morning was had at the former Ogihara Plant in Hadley Telford.
The Event was attended by 26 delegates from various metalforming sectors.
The following companies attended; CBM, Hadleys, MPPS, Gesipa, Refmet Ceramics, Veostalpine Rotec, Bauromat,
Impressions Technologies, William King, AP&T.
ISME would like to thank Facility Director Ray Macera and his team for an interesting morning.




Wednesday February 19th
ISME Council Meeting Held at Millennium Pressings


An Institute of Sheet Metal Engineering Event

Visit To

ROYAL AIR FORCE COSFORD 

WOLVERHAMPTON WV7 3EX

On Thursday 20th February 2014

Background Information

RAF Cosford opened in 1938 as a joint aircraft maintenance,storage and technical training unit. It has remained mainly a training unit to this day. TheFulton Messbarrack block was constructed just before WW2 as the largestsingle building barrack block in the UK. It is now used for technical training. Schools currently stationed there include: No. 1 School of Technical Training, No 1 Radio School, the 
Defence School of Photography and the RAF School of Physical Training. 
Cosford became part of the Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering (DCAE), which was formed on1 April 2004. Other units located at Cosford include elements of the Defence College of Communications and InformationSystems (DCCIS),the Defence School of Photography (DSOP) and the RAF School of PhysicalTraining.

8 ISME Members and guests enjoyed the visit to RAF Cosford.
We were welcomed by Flt Lt Duncan and Training Manager Malcolm Hill.
Starting with aircraft performance Computer aided simulationfacilities we moved into the large workshop training facilities were the
Aeronautical Engineering  skills are taught to the apprentices from repairing the engines to changing the tyres.The Delegates were impressed with the standard of apprentice training needed to support RAF activities both in the UK and for around the world when they obtain their qualification.

 ISME would like to thank RAF Cosford management for the visit opportunity.
 
  

March 13th
Works visit Made to Babcock Marine & Naval Museum, Plymouth
Babcock Marine
The co-located Royal Dockyard is owned and operated by the Marine division of Babcock International Group (BM), who took over the previous owner Devonport Management Limited (DML) in 2007. The BM operation is commonly called Devonport Royal Dockyard. In 2009 the Ministry of Defence announced that Devonport retains a long-term role as the dedicated home of the amphibious fleet and survey vessels with Babcock responsible for all refitting.
ALSO
Plymouth Naval Base Museum
Situated in the Upper Heritage Site of Devonport Dockyard Plymouth Naval Base Museum Collection is based on support to the fleet (Royal Navy) at Plymouth since the time of Edward I. It includes Naval stores, uniforms, badges, personal kit, Royal Yacht china and ship models. There are substantial and important archives relating to the history of Devonport Dockyard.Larger artefacts include boats, foundry items, diving equipment, historic ship figureheads and the submarine HMS Courageous.

The visit was enjoyed by six ISME Members and Guests and we thank Barry Tippett and his team for their time and hospitality.






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