As the last of what little summer sunshine we’ve had this year fades, the Friday Brief is back from its break.
We’ve got lots of news this week with events in the offing and a new face at the MTA.
There are four events in the line up. First and foremost we have full details for the MACH Centenary Celebrations. This will be held on the 10th October and, to provide a counterpoint to the History of the Exhibition, we will be at the Manufacturing Technology Centre, part of the Government’s flagship Manufacturing Catapult.
The date for the MTA’s Forecast Seminar has been announced, it’s going to be held November 8th at Warwick University, more about it below.
Closer on the calendar, there are still a few places left for the MTA Golf Day, a great opportunity to meet people from the industry in a relaxed setting. There are no places left though at the Seminar at Messier Dowty which is fully booked - but there is a waitlist open if it is an opportunity you really don’t want to miss.
The new face is Phil Robbins, the MTA’s new Northern Area Manager. If you’re in the North of England, Scotland or the Midlands Phil will be in touch soon.
There’s plenty of economics this week with a fully updated Economic Report. This includes the latest indicators such as GDP and Inflation, data on the picture in key end user markets as well as a round-up of surveys from across the sector and the latest figures on UK Production and Imports & Exports. More briefly we also carry the regular weekly bulletin; mixed news this week, softening survey data being offset by positive figures on investment.
Finally we welcome Kingston Smith LLP into MTA Associate membership – you can read about their offer to manufacturers, which goes well beyond accountancy.
Have a good weekend.