East Midlands Branch

Institute Branches 

Andy Ward

Vice Chair
Antony Mitchell
Honorary Secretary
Iain Baillie 

Branch Representative to Council
Andy Ward
To contact any of the above, email: eastmidlandsbranch@bindt.org

East Midlands Branch Programme

Talks will be held at 4.50 pm to begin at 5.00 pm and will be facilitated through Webex.

Wednesday 23 September 2020*
COVID-19 and the impact on the NDT industry
by John Hansen, BINDT President, and David Gilbert, BINDT CEO
from 5.00 pm.
Note: This is a national Branch meeting.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and the log-in information is listed below:
Join the Zoom meeting at: https://zoom.us/j/98699739584
Meeting ID: 986 9973 9584
Passcode: 599177

Wednesday 14 October 2020*
Update on RCNDE and some success stories

by Robert Smith, Research Centre for NDE.

Wednesday 18 November 2020*
Artificial intelligence for NDT

by Tom Martin, JetSoft.

Wednesday 17 February 2021*
Eddy current inspections for nuclear and aerospace sectors

by Paul Hillman, Zetec.

Wednesday 17 March 2021*
Guided waves in aerospace: inspection of coated rotating seals

by Alejandro Jeketo, Rolls-Royce plc.
Note: This is a national Branch meeting.

Wednesday 14 April 2021*
Apprentice project: Lecture competition

Note: Please contact Iain Baillie to enter the competition. Talks should be 15 minutes long on an NDT topic of your choice; this opportunity can be used as a practice run for your apprenticeship end-point assessment.

Friday 14 May 2021*
AGM and social 2021

Annual General Meeting, followed by pub quiz and a hot buffet.

*indicates CPD content

Following successful meetings with high attendance, since the reforming the Branch at the start of 2012, our current prospective attendees list is always being updated.

If you wish to be added to our mailing list (where you will only ever be 'bcc' copied), then please email our current programme organiser (as detailed above).

We'd like to hear your thoughts on suggested venues and the sort of activities you'd like to participate in. What would you like to see and do? Can you suggest a suitable topic for an event, or host us at your facility? We really want to encourage participation from personnel across different industries and institutions. After all, who knows when the next problem your company encounters could be solved by someone you've met at the Branch meeting suggesting some kit or offering you some advice on how to solve an issue? Within NDT, knowledge and contacts are essential to tackling emerging issues and improving current methods. We want this to be the cornerstone of our successful Branch. Come to a meeting – we are a friendly bunch from a wide spectrum of industries.

CPD Points from Branch meetings
Attending Branch meetings indicated as containing CPD content can earn valuable points towards PCN certificate renewals.


If anyone is willing or interested in providing talks to Branches, please contact Cindy Bailey at BINDT (cindy.bailey@bindt.org) with an indication of the preferred geographical areas where you could assist.