As the year draws to a close we head our last weekly brief for 2012 with a reminder to consider entries for the MTA’s Annual Manufacturing Industry Awards. Entries must be received by 11 January 2013 so download the entry details and consider applying. You have nothing to lose and potentially a lot to gain!
Early in the New Year the MTA and the AMRC will be organising a seminar to highlight opportunities through technical sales apprenticeships. A number of key industry figures will be speaking at the event that will be hosted at the AMRC in Sheffield.
We have news of revised guidelines surrounding the EC’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive which will be implemented from 1 January 2013. Also, an offer of free initial consultation on protecting intellectual property rights is passed on to members.
As usual Geoff Noon, the MTA Statistician, has the regular weekly round-up of economic data concerning the sector.
All at the MTA wish you and your colleagues a peaceful Christmas and a prosperous New Year.