There has been encouragement to increase UK exporting over the past two weeks, starting with the Prime Minister delivering a key note speech on economic policy on the factory floor of MTA member, Cinetic Landis Ltd, on 7 March. The address was used in national news broadcasts throughout the day and focused on the need to encourage British firms to export more.
The drive to increase exports has continued this week, against a backdrop of slightly disappointing figures for British manufacturing output over the last three months, with news of two nationwide Exports Weeks organised this year by the UKTI. The first in May will focus on high growth markets and the Department is inviting businesses to work with them to promote their activities during the week. Early involvement will offer the biggest opportunities to publicise your company’s expertise and product/service offerings so do contact the event co-ordinator listed in this week’s Friday Brief story.
There is also news of a UKTI sponsored British trade mission to Chelyabinsk, Russia in early June this year. The Chelyabinsk region has considerable mineral wealth and opportunities in metal manufacturing. Be advised that the deadline for applications to be part of the mission is Friday, 19 April.
Attention is also drawn to the Members’ Quarterly Meeting on Wednesday 20 March at Trumpf in Luton. Entitled Staying Ahead of the Technology Curve this is the first event in a series of free interactive meetings open to members to share experience and network more widely. Spaces are limited so book now by contacting: Randa Orgill on 020 7298 6425 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have received notification that to mark the 50th Anniversary of MTA member Prosaw Ltd the company is holding an Open House Exhibition for everyone during the week 18-28 March 2013 at its Kettering, Northants. headquarters. Further details are in the relevant Friday Brief story.
Have a good weekend.