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.