Local societies

The Institute has a network of over 50 affiliated Local Societies distributed throughout the UK, covering a wide range of disciplines and running events throughout the year. Check the list below to find a Local Society near you.

UK regions

The Institute’s UK Regions and all the Local Societies (all disciplines) within that region are listed below.

Contact details and a link to events in each region can be found by following the link for that region

South East

LSEPkgS London & South of England Packaging Society
LMS London Materials Society
WSMS West Surrey Materials Society

South West (including South Wales)

CorIE Cornish Institute of Engineers
EVMHS Ebbw Vale Metallurgical & Historical Society
NDMS Newport & District Materials Society
SWMA South Wales Materials Association
WIMM Wales Institute of Mining & Metallurgy
WEMMA West of England Metals & Materials Association


BMetA Birmingham Metallurgical Association
CWMS Coventry & Warwickshire Materials Society
EMMS East Midlands Materials Society
EMPkgS East Midlands Packaging Society
ICTa NS ICTa North Staffordshire
MIME Midland Institute of Mining Engineers
SMMMI South Midlands Mining & Minerals Institute
SISI Staffordshire Iron & Steel Institute
WestIMM Western Institute of Mining & Minerals

North East

CIE Cleveland Institution of Engineers
ICTa Yorks ICTa Yorkshire
LBMES Leeds-Bradford Materials Engineering Society
LISI Lincolnshire Iron & Steel Institute
NEIMME North of England Institute of Mining & Mechanical Engineers
NEPkgS North of England Packaging Society
NEPA North East Polymer Association
SMEA Sheffield Metallurgical & Engineering Association

North West (including North Wales)

ICTa Lancs ICTa Lancashire
MMS Manchester Metallurgical Society
MPG Manchester Polymer Group
MSC Materials Society of Cumbria


MIS Mining Institute of Scotland
SAM Scottish Association for Metals
SPkgS Scottish Packaging Society
SPRA Scottish Plastics & Rubber Association


INMG Irish North Materials Group
IPkgS Irish Packaging Society
ISPG Irish South Polymer Group