East Midlands Branch

Institute Branches 

Andy Ward

Vice Chair
Antony Mitchell
Honorary Secretary
Iain Baillie 

Branch Representative to Council
Andy Ward
Programme Secretary
Tim Cresswell

To contact any of the above, email: eastmidlandsbranch@bindt.org

East Midlands Branch Programme

Arrive at 4.30 pm for a 5.00 pm start unless otherwise stated.

Wednesday 18 September 2019*
Presentation on digital radiography

By Darren Mapletoft
Intertek NDT, Victory Park Site.

Wednesday 16 October 2019*
Rolls-Royce museum tour

2.00 pm for 2.15 pm.
Venue: Heritage Centre, Derby DE24 8AE.
Please note: The full tour will take around two hours and catering will not be provided at this event.

Wednesday 20 November 2019*
Advanced NDT in a variety of industries
By Stephen Gooden, Olympus
Venue: Intertek NDT, Victory Park Site.

Wednesday 15 January 2020*
Inspecting carbon core grid distribution conductors

By John Tyrer, Laser Optical Engineering
Laser Optical Engineering, East Midlands Airport.

Thursday 20 February 2020*
Advances in eddy current array
By Jon Bancroft, Eddyfi
Venue: Rolls-Royce, Elton Road.

Wednesday 18 March 2020*
Revolutionary inspection of coated seal fins using guided wave technology
By Alejandro Jeketo, Rolls-Royce plc.
Venue: Rolls-Royce, Elton Road.

Wednesday 15 April 2020*
Guided waves in aerospace: inspection of coated rotating seals
by Alejandro Jeketo, Rolls-Royce plc
Venue: Rolls-Royce Elton Road.

Friday 22 May 2020
Social event

Venue: To be confirmed.

*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.