Hello and welcome to this week’s Friday Brief
Ring all the bells, the Olympics kicks off tonight with Danny Boyle’s much anticipated patriotic masterpiece and yesterday the Olympic Torch sped past the MTA offices on Bayswater Road on its way to Hyde Park. It truly is a fantastic example of UK manufacturing. And if you want to know why, there’s more information on the companies responsible for crafting it in the brief that follows.
We’ve even more to be proud of this week as the Made in Great Britain exhibition, starring MTA member Yamazaki Mazak, opened at the Science Museum and we’ve also set in motion plans to celebrate 100 years of MACH on the 10th of October, so save the date.
Taking our members from strength to strength and helping them to make the most of new business and export opportunities is central to what we do at the MTA. So we’re delighted to announce that we will once again be organising the Official UK Pavilion at CIMT 2013, China’s biggest manufacturing technologies show, details of how to be there too below. We’d also like to draw your attention to the UKTI’s Advanced Engineering Summit taking place in August, as well as a conference on doing business in Burma/ Myanmar coming up in September.
Finally we end with an analysis of this week’s economic data from Geoff Noon. The picture for the UK economy as a whole was not encouraging but the fall in output widely reported was caused mainly by the Construction sector. Geoff, examines some of the details below.
Have a good Weekend.