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Newsletter Listing intro for week 07

Welcome to the Friday Brief for 14 February 2014.
With MACH 2014 now less than eight weeks’ away we have great news that pre-registration figures are 40% up on the same time before MACH 2012. We also have a final reminder in this week’s brief of the MACH Exhibitor & Training Day being held at the NEC on Tuesday 18 February. This is a very useful opportunity for exhibitors to learn how best to maximise their presence at the Exhibition and how to gain coverage in the trade press attending the event. See this week’s story for full details of how to register for the day. We also have a link to this week’s MACH bulletin with news of the latest exhibitors to sign up.

This week’s economic data is led by the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showing that total manufacturing output in the 4th quarter of 2013 was +0.7% higher than in the 3rd quarter, mirroring the same growth rate as for the whole economy. The ONS has also published the balance of payments figures for December. They show an increase in exports and a fall in imports compared to November, with the trade deficit falling sharply at the end of 2013.

We also have details about a new foundation course in Metrology. This vocational course is being offered by Coventry University and backed by employers in the field.
The manufacturing industry supported recruitment database provided by TRS has issued a special invitation to our Members to consider skilled individuals who are being made redundant from BAE Systems as a result of defence cuts. We have details of how you can access this database.
Finally, we have news of Trumpf’s 40th anniversary and an invitation to Trumpf UK’s Open House at its Luton base in March.

Have a good weekend.

Metrology degree

Metrology degree

A new Foundation Degree in Metrology is being offered by Coventry University. This vocational qualification has been developed in collaboration with employers to ensure that the learning and skills acquired are those that employers need.

Trumpf Open House

Trumpf Open House

TRUMPF Limited is 40 years old this year so in celebration the Company will be making this year’s Open House a very special occasion. Members are cordially invited to the Open House at Trumpf UK’s Luton, Bedfordshire headquarters between 11th-13th March.

Economic data this week

Economic data this week

UK Manufacturing Output, December 2013:  The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) give us both the 4th quarter and the full year data for 2013.  Total manufacturing output in the 4th quarter of 2013 was +0.7% higher than in the 3rd quarter, the same growth rate as for the whole economy;  despite this growth, manufacturing output in 2013 as a whole was -0.6% lower than in 2012.

Latest MACH 2014 bulletin

Latest MACH 2014 bulletin

This week’s MACH Bulletin headlines with news that the pre-registration figures for MACH 2014 are 40% up on the same point before the MACH 2012 show. The Bulletin, which can be downloaded from the link below, leads with the announcement that Richard Noble OBE will be opening the Exhibition on 7 April and gives his views on prospects for the show.
The Bulletin includes news of the latest exhibitors to sign up and details of what other exhibitors will be showcasing on their stands.

MACH Exhibitor & Training Day

MACH Exhibitor & Training Day

All MACH exhibitors are reminded that there is an Exhibitor Training Day scheduled for 18 February at the NEC – Birmingham.
The aim of the Day is to assist exhibitors make the most of their attendance at MACH and a number of speakers will be on hand to offer useful advice. The Day will start with registration at 0930 and the morning session will focus on media and PR opportunities. After lunch the afternoon session will be led by guest speaker Simon Naudi who will concentrate on how to get the most out of MACH.
Exhibitors wishing to attend should register by e-mailing: