Welcome to the Friday Brief for week-ending 15 November.
Entries for the MTA’s 2014 Manufacturing Industry Awards are now open. Entering the Awards represents an outstanding opportunity to showcase your company’s achievements and/or the potential of one of your young engineers. Adjudication will be by an expert panel convened by the MTA and the Awards will be presented during the MTA’s Annual Dinner at the ICC Birmingham. Demand for places at the dinner is very strong so shortlisted entrants will be assured valuable publicity in front of a large audience drawn from across UK manufacturing.
Entry to the Manufacturing Industry Awards is not limited to MTA members but businesses are alerted to the deadline of 29 November for submitting entries. A link to the entry details is included in this week’s Friday Brief story. Categories include: Best Supplier Partnership, Best Training Scheme and Young Engineer of the Year. Applications for the AMTRI scholarship are also welcomed.
Many congratulations go to Sir David McMurtry, Chairman and Chief Executive of Renishaw plc who this week received The Daily Telegraph Award for a Decade of Excellence in Business at the 2013 National Business Awards. Sir David created the first ever touch-trigger probe, which led to him starting his own business Renishaw, with co-founder John Deer. He has now been at the helm of Renishaw for 40 years, with the company now employing 3,300 people and reaching the FTSE 250.
Another Friday Brief story highlights the announcement of an opportunity for young engineers to take part in one of the sessions at The Manufacturer Directors Conference 3-4 December at the ICC, Birmingham. This would be a good chance for young engineers to interact with some of the current debates in manufacturing. Places are limited so please see the Friday Brief story.
A note for your diaries: the 4th of December will see the MTA’s AGM held at Gaydon Heritage Motor Centre. We’re delighted that this year we will be joined by Professor Sir Mike Gregory, Director of the Institute for Manufacturing at Cambridge University and one of our sector’s most interesting thinkers, who will share his thoughts on the challenges manufacturing faces in the 21st Century. See this week’s story for registration details.
Have a good weekend.