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Newsletter Listing intro for week 02

The MTA is pleased to introduce three new MTA staff members who started at the beginning of January. Deborah Darnell joins as Southern Area Sales Manager, Chris Smith assumes the role of Northern Area Sales Manager and Misbah Harun-Popat joins as Sales Executive. They have launched themselves into their new roles and look forward to making contact with as many members as possible in the coming weeks.

It is fitting that a journalist who has led the field in reporting the manufacturing sector should be given the honour of delivering the Distinguished Manufacturing Lecture at the University of Liverpool on 14 February. That journalist is Peter Marsh, Manufacturing Editor of the Financial Times, who will be speaking on The New Industrial Revolution: The Shape of 21st Century Manufacturing.  Friday Brief this week highlights the significance of the Lecture’s content not just because it is being delivered by Peter Marsh but because the themes explored will be highlight how new trends in manufacturing will provide comparative advantages to manufacturers based in advanced industrial countries like Britain. The lecture looks well worth attending.

Look closely at the entry categories for the MTA’s Manufacturing Industry Awards highlighted in this week’s Friday Brief. Participation in the Awards will raise your Company’s profile in the sector and with potential new customers. Remember entries must be received by 11 February. The Awards will be presented on 27 March at the MTA’s Annual Dinner. Tables and individual places can now be booked and this year members are entitled to one free place when booking.

The Innovate UK 2013 Networking event will be held between 11-13 March at the Business Design Centre in London.

This week’s economic data focuses on the UK Index of Production for November 2012, UK profitability for the 3rd Quarter of 2012 and the Eurostat report on industrial output.

Don’t forget replies are required now for the latest Business Survey. Your company’s input will help inform the picture for the manufacturing technologies sector as a whole and would be much appreciated.

Have a good weekend.
 

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

UK Index of Production, November 2012:  The headline data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows a fall of -2.1% in total manufacturing output compared to November 2012, with a reduction of -0.3% being recorded compared to October 2012.  However, monthly data can often be volatile as we prefer to focus on 3-month blocks of data to smooth some of these effects although it does not remove it completely.

MTA BUSINESS SURVEY

MTA BUSINESS SURVEY

Don’t forget that the December 2012 edition of the MTA Business Survey is still open with the on-line form available at http://www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-dec-2012.  If you have not already entered your return, we would strongly encourage you to do so as it provides a valuable insight into the latest situation in the manufacturing technology sector.  Even if you can’t (or would rather not) answer all the questions, you can still contribute towards the overall picture of the sector.

New joiners at the MTA

New joiners at the MTA

We are pleased to introduce three new MTA staff. In no particular order:

Deborah Darnell joins as Southern Area Sales Manager. She has a background of event and membership sales across several industries – Clinical Research, Aerospace & Defence and Humanitarian Aid. Deborah now takes responsibility for membership development and event sales in the MTA’s southern area.

Do you deserve a Manufacturing Industry Award ?

Do you deserve a Manufacturing Industry Award ?

Entries are now being accepted for the MTA’s Manufacturing Industry Award categories and will remain open until 11 February 2013. 

These prestigious awards include: Most Dynamic Sub-Contractor; Best Supplier Partnership; Best Training Scheme. Other award categories include:  Young Engineer of the Year for an under 28 year old who has demonstrated outstanding performance and the AMTRI Scholarship which is open to professional and graduate engineers to encourage co-operation between industry and the higher education sector.