This year’s MTA Annual General Meeting was held at the Gaydon Heritage Motor Centre, Warwickshire on 4th December. Mark Ridgway OBE, the MTA President, paid tribute to the strong sales performance to date for MACH 2014 and added that, “The delivery of a great MACH in April will be a cornerstone of the Association’s year.”
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?