Sir David McMurtry, Chairman and Chief Executive of Renishaw plc a MTA member company, has received The Daily Telegraph Award for a Decade of Excellence in Business at the 2013 National Business Awards.
This prestigious Award recognises the winner's sustained achievements within their business sector in the UK. Furthermore, it honours a business personality who is acknowledged for their achievements during a long and distinguished career. Previous winners of this award include Lord Wolfson, CEO, Next and Terry Leahy, CEO, Tesco.
Group Rhodes CEO and President of the MTA Mark Ridgway OBE believes we "sometimes forget...that the benefits that accrue from EU membership are not all related to how we view our own relationship with Europe, but rather how others view the same equation.”
Commenting on the CBI report that states the importance of the UK remaining in a European Union that accepts key reforms Mark Ridgway says,
The mainstay of Germany’s economy, the Mittelstand is the biggest group of privately owned, manufacturing and technology focused companies in the world. We often refer to them but how did they grow to be so successful?
How do they work with the education system to supply the pipeline of skilled people they need? How do they develop products quickly, using universities and other intermediaries? What are their export strategies?