About Us

With a history dating back over a hundred years The Keighley Association of Engineers is as active today as when first formed in 1900.

Whether you’re an apprentice, skilled craftsman, designer, retired engineer or simply someone with an interest in engineering the Association offers something for everyone.

If you are a local engineering company representative we would welcome a visit to your comapany – please post your details and a brief message using the “contact us” tab at the top of our website home page.

Operating a syllabus of events throughout the year the our aim is to inform and inspire through technical lectures and visits to places of local engineering interest.

Representing all fields of engineering The Keighley Association of Engineers also offers the opportunity for engineers to share knowledge, experiences and opinions with other like-minded individuals through its social functions.

The Association is run on a day to day basis by a Council elected by it’s members. The current Councilors/Officers are listed below.

From time to time the Council bestows the title of Life Honorary Membership to anyone who is deemed to have given exceptional service to the Association. Current Life Honorary Members are: Mr B R Clough and Mr W J Pankhurst.

Council: 9 Members

John Richardson


John has been the President since March 2016 having been Vice-President for one year before that. He works at A1 Roper Ltd in Keighley.

John Pankhurst

Treasurer & Secretary

John has been the President for two stints of 2 years. He has been a member for more years than he cares to remember and has held the posts of Secretary and Treasurer for over 10 years.

Bruce MacDougal

Board member

Bruce has served as President for two years. he has served as Syllabus Secretary for a number of years.

Les Viles

Board Member

Les has been a member for over 50 years and a member of Council for 20 to 30 years.

Committee: 2014-date

John MacCluskey

Board Member

Retired Maintenance Engineering Manager.

Second time member of the association.

Ian Buxton

Immediate Past President

Currently works at  Craftsman Tools Ltd as Technical Manager

Formally Works Manager at Hewitt and Topham Ltd, and at Keighley Laboratories Ltd. as Business Development Manager.

Mark Fletcher

Vice President

Currently works at A1 Roper Ltd. as Works Superintendant.

David Armsrong

Board Member

Retired Lift and Escalator Engineer.