Hello and welcome to the Friday Brief for the 17th of August.
This week saw the annual round of exam results with teenagers up and down the country left either delighted or even sulkier than normal about their education. Education of a different kind leads off this week’s Brief with welcome news that MTA member the National Physical Laboratory has been given Recognised Provider Status for their, Manufacturing Industry Award winning, training scheme. It should make this world class metrology training available to more companies.
Last week, as the eyes of the world were on London for the Olympics, UKTI hosted an engineering event at Lancaster House. We webcast the whole event live on the MTA site, but if you weren’t able to take it in then, the highlights are now available.
In terms of member’s news; Tornos are hosting an openhouse in October, full details below, and we welcome Ensinger the leading engineering plastics manufacturer into MTA membership.
The Economic News this week includes the latest European Output and GDP figures and the Trade Figures from the first half of 2012. Exports exhibited healthy growth but were outpaced by Imports as some unusually large projects were delivered.
Finally the Friday Brief is taking a week off next week, ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend but it will be back with a bang on the 31st of August.
Have a good weekend.