In a week when the nation remembered the Coronation of sixty years ago, there was royal recognition for the contribution that Yamazaki Mazak has made to the UK’s economy over successive decades with a visit by HRH the Prince of Wales to their facility at Worcester.
News from the MTA about some events coming up in the next few weeks; the next Members Quarterly Meeting, a ‘meet the buyer’ event at JCB and a Golf Day. Thirty members are already signed up to attend the MQM, which will follow the pattern set in March with great speakers and lots of opportunities to interact – the topic this time is “Managing Large Contracts”. The JCB event promises to be a good opportunity to get to know what they’re looking for in their supply chain and is on 16th July. Finally, if Golf is your sport, then take part in the MTA’s Inter-Association Golf Day on the 17th July at the Leicestershire Golf Club. Full details of all the events are below.
The weather has turned, has the economy? This week saw some long hoped for good news on the macroeconomic front with the UK’s PMI data moving back into positive territory. You can contribute directly to the MTA’s own Business Survey, which is invaluable in terms of getting a quick picture of what is going on now in our sector, via this link http://www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-may13 .
Being stuck on the train or at a station is one of the most frustrating things that can happen to business travellers. We’ve news of a £1m competition to identify engineering technologies and business processes that could help make a difference to the way the rail industry works. So if you’ve got a great idea that’s been sitting in your head for years, or if you’d like to break into an industry with a lot of investment in the pipeline, this could be a real opportunity.
Have a good weekend.