Skip to main content

Friday Brief Archive

2020

Week 43

Week 42

Week 41

Week 40

Week 39

Week 38

Week 37

Week 36

Week 35

Week 34

Week 33

Week 32

Week 31

Week 30

Week 29

Week 28

Week 27

Week 26

Week 25

Week 24

Week 23

Week 22

Week 21

Week 20

Week 19

Week 18

Week 17

Week 16

Week 15

Week 14

Week 13

Week 12

Week 11

Week 10

Week 09

Week 08

Week 07

Week 06

Week 05

Week 04

Week 03

Week 02

Week 01

2019

Week 51

Week 50

Week 49

Week 48

Week 47

Week 46

Week 45

Week 44

Week 43

Week 42

Week 40

Week 39

Week 38

Week 35

Week 34

Week 33

Week 32

Week 31

Week 30

Week 29

Week 28

Week 27

Week 26

Week 25

Week 24

Week 23

Week 22

Week 21

Week 20

Week 19

Week 18

Week 17

Week 16

Week 15

Week 13

Week 12

Week 11

Week 10

Week 09

Week 08

Week 07

Week 06

Week 05

Week 04

Week 07

Week 03

Week 02

Week 01

2018

Week 51

Week 50

Week 49

Week 48

Week 47

Week 46

Week 45

Week 44

Week 43

Week 42

Week 41

Week 40

Week 39

Week 37

Week 36

Week 35

Week 34

Week 33

Week 32

Week 31

Week 30

Week 29

Week 28

Week 27

Week 26

Week 25

Week 24

Week 21

Week 20

Week 19

Week 18

Week 17

Week 16

Week 14

Week 13

Week 12

Week 11

Week 10

Week 09

Week 08

Week 07

Week 06

Week 05

Week 04

Week 03

Week 02

Week 01

2017

Week 51

Week 50

Week 49

Week 48

Week 47

Week 46

Week 45

Week 44

Week 43

Week 42

Week 41

Week 40

Week 39

Week 38

Week 37

Week 36

Week 35

Week 32

Week 31

Week 30

Week 29

Week 28

Week 27

Week 26

Week 25

Week 24

Week 23

Week 22

Week 21

Week 20

Week 19

Week 18

Week 17

Week 16

Week 15

Week 14

Week 13

Week 12

Week 11

Week 10

Week 09

Week 08

Week 07

Week 06

Week 05

Week 04

Week 03

Week 02

Week 01

2016

Week 50

Week 49

Week 48

Week 47

Week 46

Week 45

Week 44

Week 43

Week 42

Week 41

Week 40

Week 39

Week 38

Week 37

Week 36

Week 35

Week 34

Week 33

Week 32

Week 31

Week 30

Week 29

Week 28

Week 27

Week 26

Week 25

Week 24

Week 23

Week 22

Week 21

Week 20

Week 19

Week 18

Week 17

Week 16

Week 14

Week 13

Week 12

Week 11

Week 10

Week 09

Week 08

Week 07

Week 06

Week 05

Week 04

Week 03

Week 02

Week 01

2015

Week 51

Week 50

Week 49

Week 48

Week 47

Week 46

Week 45

Week 44

Week 43

Week 42

Week 41

Week 40

Week 39

Week 38

Week 37

Week 36

Week 35

Week 33

Week 32

Week 31

Week 30

Week 29

Week 28

Week 27

Week 26

Week 25

Week 24

Week 23

Week 22

Week 21

Week 20

Week 19

Week 18

Week 17

Week 16

Week 15

Week 14

Week 13

Week 12

Week 11

Week 10

Week 09

Week 08

Week 07

Week 06

Week 05

Week 04

Week 03

Week 02

2014

Week 51

Week 50

Week 49

Week 48

Week 47

Week 46

Week 45

Week 44

Week 43

Week 42

Week 41

Week 40

Week 39

Week 38

Week 37

Week 36

Week 33

Week 32

Week 31

Week 30

Week 29

Week 28

Week 27

Week 26

Week 25

Week 24

Week 23

Week 22

Week 21

Week 20

Week 19

Week 18

Week 17

Week 16

Week 14

Week 13

Week 12

Week 11

Week 10

Week 09

Week 08

Week 07

Week 06

Week 05

Week 04

Week 03

Week 02

2013

Week 51

Week 50

Week 49

Week 48

Week 47

Week 46

Week 45

Week 44

Week 43

Week 42

Week 41

Week 40

Week 39

Week 38

Week 37

Week 36

Week 35

Week 34

Week 32

Week 31

Week 30

Week 29

Week 28

Week 27

Week 26

Week 25

Week 24

Week 23

Week 22

Week 21

Week 20

Week 19

Week 18

Week 17

Week 16

Week 15

Week 14

Week 13

Week 12

Week 11

Week 10

Week 09

Week 08

Week 07

Week 06

Week 05

Week 04

Week 02

Week 01

2012

Week 51

Week 50

Week 49

Week 48

Week 47

Week 46

Week 45

Week 44

Week 43

Week 42

Week 41

Week 40

Week 39

Week 38

Week 37

Week 36

Week 35

Week 33

Week 32

Week 31

Week 30

Week 29

Week 28

Week 27

Week 26

Week 25

Week 24

Week 23

Week 22

Week 21

Week 20

Week 19

Week 18

Week 15

Week 10

Week 09

Week 08

Week 07

Week 06

Week 05

Week 04

Newsletter Listing intro for week 39

Welcome to the Friday Brief for week-ending 27 September.

We are pleased to announce this week the theme and speakers for the MTA’s next Members Quarterly Meeting on 9th October. The half day event will be held at SECO’s UK Headquarters in Alcester and is entitled Growing our Future Engineers. There will be a presentation by Mr Lee Kilgour, Principal at Aston University Engineering Academy (AUEA), on developing engineering talent followed by a presentation on ensuring apprenticeship retention delivered by Mr Geoff Lloyd, Managing Director, Heller Machine Tools Ltd. It promises to be well worth attending and builds on the success of the previous two MQMs.

Members considering entering the MTA’s annual Manufacturing Industry Awards are alerted to the deadline of 15 November for submitting entries. This is an outstanding opportunity to showcase your company’s achievements and/or the potential of one of your young engineers. Categories include Best Supplier Partnership, Best Training Scheme and Young Engineer of the Year. The AMTRI scholarship will be awarded by an expert panel convened by the MTA.

Bookings are now being taken for the MTA’s Annual Dinner which will take place at the ICC Birmingham on 6 February 2014. We have news of the format and details of how to apply. The last Annual Dinner was oversubscribed so be sure to apply for your tickets early!

We have details in this week’s Friday Brief of the closing statistics from the successful recent EMO Exhibition in Hannover. The MTA supported British exhibitors at the event and played a leading role with the UKTI in organising the British Visitors Lounge.

Finally, don’t forget the MTA’s Annual Forecast Seminar will take place on 22 October, the venue for which will be Mazak’s European Headquarters in Worcester.

Have a good weekend.
 

EMO closing statistics

EMO closing statistics

EMO, the international trade fair for the machine tool industry, closed in   Hannover on 21 September with just under 145,000 trade visitors from over 100 nations having passed through the doors. Over 2,100 exhibitors from 43 different countries were present on the exhibition stands.

Economic data this week

Economic data this week

UK National Accounts, 2nd Quarter 2013:  The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published the detailed analysis of the UK economy for the 2nd quarter;  the growth rate compared to the 1st period of the year is unchanged from the previous estimate at +0.7%, but the growth rate for the previous quarter has been revised up to +0.4% (from +0.3%).  However, other revisions to earlier periods mean that GDP growth for the latest 12 months has been revised down to +1.3% (from +1.5%).

Golf Day success

Golf Day success

The annual MTA Golf Day held yesterday at the Stonebridge Golf Club and was enjoyed by all participants. Teams from across the manufacturing technologies sector took part, benefitting from the pleasant weather and good networking opportunities.

The overall winner was the team from ETG which won on count back, having gained the same number of points as the team from Star Micronics. Third place went to the team from Sandvik. The highest score from the winning team was recorded by Martin Price.

Annual Dinner 2014

Annual Dinner 2014

The MTA is delighted to announce the Annual Dinner 2014 will be held on 6 February 2014.
The Annual Dinner is a high point of the manufacturing calendar and sees hundreds of senior people in engineering based manufacturing come together to celebrate the success of the industry in a friendly, convivial, environment. The event will be held at the International Convention Centre in the middle of Birmingham and always proves very popular with outstanding entertainment and a chance to catch up with old friends and make new contacts.

Industry Awards open for entry

Industry Awards open for entry

With a 15 November deadline you should now be seriously considering entries for the MTA’s Annual Manufacturing Industry Awards. This is an outstanding opportunity to showcase your company’s achievements and/or the potential of one of your engineers. Categories include Best Supplier Partnership, Best Training Scheme and Young Engineer of the Year. The AMTRI scholarship will be awarded by an expert panel convened by the MTA.