Good afternoon and welcome to this week's Friday Brief,
Every year for the last few years we have been astounded by the quality of the entries for the TDI Challenge and this year is no exception. Students from all over the country have submitted a wide and varied range of projects, which will both impress and surprise you. So if you would like to see what the designers of tomorrow are plotting, then we’d like to invite you to attend the award ceremony on July 11 at Mazak. For more details drop James Fudge a line at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We have several other events designed to help members grow their business abroad that we would like to draw your attention to: The FT’s Doing Business in Canada seminar and a Burma Trade and Investment seminar held in association with UKTI. The MTA will also be taking a stand at the Farnborough Airshow and if you are also attending please do pay us a visit.
Our work with CELIMO continues to go from strength to strength and we are delighted to announce that Bob Hunt, Managing Director of Star Micronics GB Ltd, has been elected president of CELIMO. We also have copies of the EAMA handbook available for members who would like their teams to pick up some of the hints, tips and successful practices that this guide to making it in manufacturing is peppered with.
And finally Geoff Noon provides an overview of economic data for this week.
Have a good weekend.