Welcome to the latest Friday Brief of our, not very summery, summer.
First up we have further details, including of confirmed speakers, of the Bloodhound Seminar the MTA is hosting on the 26th of this month in Coventry – so if you want to get involved in this incredible British engineering achievement get in touch.
There’s an export and international theme to this edition. The MTA was in Westminster for the launch of the UK’s leading trade survey, which reported that companies are experiencing difficulties accessing the right sort of trade finance for them. While this will come as no surprise to many MTA members it was heartening to hear UKTI and UK Export Finance, as well as the Banks, honestly discussing the problem and pledging to work on solutions.
UKTI are keen to get more British companies exhibiting at Engine Expo in North America. If it’s a market you’re keen to grow in, follow up on the details below.
We’ve brief news from the Metalloobrabotka trade show in Moscow where the MTA was able to help several member companies enhance their presence. There is more detailed coverage of another key market in the monthly report from MTA’s China Representative Gordon King.
If you’re a keen golfer and would like an opportunity to network in a friendly and enjoyable setting then there is our Annual Golf Day coming up. More info below or contact David Smith.
Finally Geoff Noon’s economic round-up looks at some of the details behind some of the disappointing data published this week. As usual the picture is more mixed than the headlines would have you believe.
Have a good weekend.