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Newsletter Listing intro for week 06

Good afternoon and welcome to this week’s Friday Brief.

First and foremost the MACH 2014 Website has gone live this week, so you can get up to date news and other information such as floor plans at www.machexhibition.com.
The next few days are your last chance to enter the annual Manufacturing Industry Awards, a great opportunity to get publicity for your company. Details below.

We’ve news on a range of other events coming up too. Firstly, put the 23rd April 2013 in your diaries for a fascinating seminar that the MTA is jointly holding with Warwick Manufacturing Group on access for SMES to new technology in the automotive sector.

Then there are two events in the Midlands looking at getting into the fast growing Chinese market for clean technologies – if you’ve followed recent news about smog in Beijing you’ll appreciate how important that market could be.

Further south than China are the fast growing economies of Southeast Asia. If you’d like to dip your company’s toes into those markets, then UKTI are running a scheme to help.
Closer to home this week has also seen the launch of the MTA’s annual TDI Challenge competition for secondary school students. So if you know any budding engineers out there doing their GCSEs or A Levels get them to take a look.

We’re keen to get as many companies as possible taking part in our monthly business survey. Participation rates hit new heights at the end of last year, which is great news because as well as feeding information back to those who take part, it really enables us to build our evidence base when talking to people in Westminster, Whitehall and the City.

Last but by no means least we have the week’s economic news which contains strong year-end figures for Capital Goods and Aerospace.

Have a good weekend.

Encourage your local schools to take the TDI Challenge 2013!

Encourage your local schools to take the TDI Challenge 2013!

The MTA's TDI Challenge 2013 is now open for entries.

The TDI Challenge exists to help teachers and lecturers to promote the great work of their D&T and Engineering students (14-19 y.o.) and to celebrate the creativity and innovation taking place inside the curriculum. In turn, the competition helps our industry to better understand the challenges that education is facing and how we might be able to assist through collaboration.

Economic data this week

Economic data this week

UK Index of Production, December 2012:  Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows an increase in manufacturing output in December 2012 compared to November, although the figure was lower than a year earlier.  However, to smooth out the inevitable monthly variations, we usually focus on 3 month trends, which this time coincides with the calendar quarters.

MTA BUSINESS SURVEY

MTA BUSINESS SURVEY

With thanks to those companies who have already replied, this is a reminder that the January 2013 edition of the MTA Business Survey is open for your responses.  You can access the on-line form at www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-jan13.  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 overa

WMG Seminar – 23 April at Warwick University

WMG Seminar – 23 April at Warwick University

The MTA is delighted to announce a half day seminar – aimed at SMEs - focussing on the latest developments in additive manufacturing in the automotive industry.

The event – titled ‘Physical to Digital’ - will be held on the 23rd April, with key note presentations from Mark Barrington, Head of Rapid Prototyping at Jaguar Land Rover and Dr. Greg Gibbons, Head of Additive Layer Manufacturing Research at Warwick Manufacturing Group.

Headstart to South East Asia

Headstart to South East Asia

Headstart is a six month pilot project currently running in Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia, designed to assist SMEs/new Exporters to break into these exciting markets by providing hands on support and assistance. The programme is jointly run by UKTI, UKABC and the British Chambers of Commerce in Singapore, Bangkok and Jakarta.