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Newsletter Listing intro for week 07

Initiatives of interest to manufacturing feature in this week’s Friday Brief not least of which is Paul O’Donnell’s report of the consultative group that met yesterday to discuss the Government’s plans for a British Business Bank. The idea was announced in last year’s Autumn Statement but must be seen as a ‘work in progress’. Paul outline’s the discussions and the MTA’s perspective on the policy proposal.

Earlier in the week Eric Beech attended the Associate Parliamentary Manufacturing Group’s seminar on Reshoring: Bringing Making Back? The Group heard presentations from two small businesses with experience of bringing manufacturing jobs back to the UK and discussed the potential for Government to encourage the trend.

In case you missed it last week, we have news of a seminar being organised by the MTA and the Warwick Manufacturing Group in April to examine opportunities for SME’s with expertise in additive manufacturing to contribute to the automotive manufacturing supply chain.

The Brief also contains details of a one day NPL seminar looking at measurement in the automotive manufacturing sector. We have news from CECIMO on the on-going debate around market surveillance and a link to a new video promoting the benefits of apprenticeships to young people – one to share with potential young engineers.

Have a good weekend.
 

Film stars apprentices

Film stars apprentices

A new film has been launched to encourage more young people to take-up apprenticeships in manufacturing and engineering.  The film can be viewed at www.apprentice.tv

The film stars four former and current apprentices, who work for defence firm, MBDA Missile Systems, precision engineering manufacturer, Warren Services, yacht building and boat repairs business, Berthon Boat Company and multinational defence, security and aerospace company, BAE Systems. They recount their experiences and talk about how an Apprenticeship benefitted them.

CECIMO responds to Euro market surveillance

CECIMO responds to Euro market surveillance

The European Commission has proposed new rules to improve the safety of consumer products circulating in the Single Market and to step-up market surveillance concerning all non-food products, including those imported from third countries. The measures will contribute to creating a level playing field for businesses by streamlining the enforcement of the existing EU legislation: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-111_en.htm?locale=en

SME additive automotive manufacturing

SME additive automotive manufacturing

The MTA will be organising a half day seminar with the Warwick Manufacturing Group reviewing how SME’s with expertise in 3D printing can contribute to the automotive manufacturing supply chain. Provisionally called “Physical to Digital” the seminar will be held on 23rd April at Warwick University and will feature a presentation by Mark Barrington, Head of Rapid Prototyping, Jaguar Land Rover.

APMG welcomes Reshoring

APMG welcomes Reshoring

The Associate Parliamentary Manufacturing Group held a seminar this week on Reshoring: Bringing Making Back? The Group heard presentations from two small businesses with experience of bringing manufacturing jobs back to the UK and discussed the potential for Government to encourage the trend.

Latest on the British Business Bank

Latest on the British Business Bank

The confirmation that a British Business Bank will be launched was one of the headlines in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. So far it has to be said that it has remained just that, a headline, but there is flesh starting to be put on the bones. The MTA attended a consultative meeting this week, and while there is clearly a lot of work still to do, the shape of what might emerge is becoming at least a little more apparent.