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.