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MTA Welcomes the Appointment of New Business Secretary

Speaking following the appointment of Sajid Javid as Business Secretary MTA Chief Executive James Selka said: “We would like to welcome Mr Javid to his pivotal role. Business needs to be at the heart of our national life and we are sure that he will be a strong voice for business in Government and beyond.


Three MTA members have this week received the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Holroyd Precision, Renishaw PLC and Unison were amongst more than 100 British businesses to have received a Queen’s Award to recognise their contribution to enterprise.

All of this year’s winners are UK businesses leading the way in international trade, innovation and sustainable development. The Queen’s Awards scheme is regarded as the most prestigious business awards in the country and 2015 marks its 50th anniversary.

Close Brothers launches innovative apprenticeship scheme for SMEs

Close Brothers Group plc, the leading merchant banking group, today announces the launch of a pioneering programme to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) secure the skills they need for future growth. 

Through the “Close Brothers SME Apprentice Programme”, Close Brothers will contribute to the cost of apprentices for 20 SMEs who might otherwise be unable to afford to take on a new apprentice.

Members News

MecWash Introduces The Next Generation To The Wonders of Engineering

Stuart Gilbert, Production Engineer at MecWash, has been helping to open local school children’s eyes to the wonderful possibilities afforded by engineering through the ‘Imagineering’ programme.

Salcey Precision engineers success with MecWash

Salcey Precision Engineering is celebrating a successful 12 months using a MecWash AVD 300 to clean the complex motorsport and aerospace parts manufactured at its Northants production facility.

MSP support National Women in Engineering Day 2015

The engineering skills gap is a growing problem for the industry and one that does not seem to be slowing down.


Brown & Holmes is now the sole UK and Ireland agent for Mytec hydraulic expanding clamping tools.