North West

The North West Region covers the areas of:
  • Blackpool
  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Cheshire
  • East Cheshire
  • West Cheshire
  • Greater Manchester
  • Halton
  • Isle of Man
  • Lancashire
  • Merseyside
  • Warrington
The Region Today
The Committee, currently comprising 18 members, has always had a good representation from all sides of the profession. Within the existing committee there is representation from consultants, local authorities, contractors and academia.
CIHT North West organises a yearly programme of evening meetings which aim to cover a wide range of topics reflecting the diversity of professional disciplines within the Region's membership. In addition, a full day seminar is usually organised once a year in the autumn. This event is in addition to the highly successful North West Transportation Lecture. The meetings and seminars are held in a variety of venues including Bolton, Preston, Manchester, Liverpool, Chester and Warrington.  
CIHT North West enjoys a close liaison with other organisations in the North West including the four Branches in the North Western region of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institute of Asphalt Technology, Lancashire Society for Engineering & the Environment and the Cheshire Surveyors Association. Many of the evening meetings are held jointly with one or more of the above organisations.  
On the social side, the Region holds an Annual Dinner in the Spring. This is a highly successful awards dinner, celebrating transportation in the North West. A Regional golf competition is held each year for the Robin Parkinson and James Drake Trophies. A team is also entered into the Locan Cup Competition and has been successful on eight occasions since the Cup became a competition for Regions in 1972.

CIHT North West has played a role in the creation of the recently launched North West Construction Industry Alliance. The Alliance brings together the membership and resources of the North Western Branches of CECA, ACE, ICE, CIHT and ICES who have come together to provide a single combined and consensus voice for the construction industry within the region and to help the customer to deliver more for less.  Further details can be found on the Alliance’s web-site at
Special Notice - Alan Stilwell
CIHT North West is saddened to announce the death of Alan Stilwell, a Trustee of CIHT and Chair of its Learned Society and Technical Affairs Board. Alan will be sorely missed by the Region. The funeral took place on Thursday 23 July at Springwood Crematorium in Liverpool.

A letter of condolence from CIHT Chief Executive, Sue Percy, was sent to Alan’s mother on behalf of CIHT. You can read the letter here:  Letter of condolence to Alan Stilwell's family

If you would like to see the order of service from Alan’s funeral please see the following document:    Order of Service for Alan Stilwell's funeral