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Meet the Committee

Chair's message

Welcome to the Liverpool and North West Regional Group (L&NW) pages. A warm welcome also awaits anyone who attends our meetings.

As with many matters in life the saying ‘the more you put in the more you get out’ is true in the L&NW region.  We are always keen to welcome members at any meeting including committee meetings. Clearly committee meetings are required to follow a pattern but within that there is ample opportunity for stimulating discussion.  For example we recently discussed two topics of local interest namely recycling and fracking.

Plans for the year ahead include events and support for young people, students, professionals and 'the public' with the ever present backdrop of academic and industrial engagement.

For university students we attempt to support and broaden their understanding of career opportunities by means of our Kick Start events where science and industrial practitioners will talk passionately of the benefits of a career within science and industry, then try and address the searching questions from students! Our last event was at the Chemistry Department at the University of Liverpool in February 2015.

The Hurter Lecture is planned for October 2015 at Bangor University where Dr P License will be presenting the lecture.  The lecture is open to the public to attend as well as science students from the university.  In conjunction with the Hurter Lecture we intend to have the Prize Giving where the cream of students from Bangor University will be celebrated.

UK industry faces many challenges one of which is a succession of qualified and enthusiastic scientists and engineers.  We seek to encourage, stimulate and promote science, its ideas, problems and solutions to the next generation in order to maintain the strong chemical industry sector in the region with the support of education. So we continue to strive to promote the meeting place for academia, industry, professionals and aspiring scientists.

Our region spans North Wales, Liverpool, Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire. So if you are seeking encouragement, or are bubbling over with enthusiasm, or simply inquisitive then please come along to one of our events. We are always thrilled to meet newcomers. Make yourself known; you can contact our Group Secretary Marie Connor at: marie.connor@innospecinc.com or me at: trevor.rhodes@harmantechnology.com.

Trevor Rhodes
Liverpool and North West Regional Group

Committee biographies and photographs

Trevor Rhodes

Dr Trevor Rhodes

Vice Chair:
 Marie Connor Mrs Marie Connor
  Prof Steve Wilkinson
Caroline Cordery

Dr Caroline Cordery

  Dr Emma Shore
Ordinary Members:
Derek Heywood

Mr Derek Heywood


Dr David Mead


Dr Glyn Roberts


Dr Daniel Florin Salva

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