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Welcome to Friday Brief for 23rd January

Shine a light on your company’s success! There is only one week left to get your entries in for the prestigious Manufacturing Industry Awards 2015. The categories are Young Engineer of the Year, Best Supplier Partnership, Best Training Scheme and includes the AMTRI Scholarship. So don’t delay and get your entry in today!

This week we are looking for members to volunteer as video case studies for an MTA film that we are producing. If you are interested in being part of a film that will explore advanced manufacturing in the UK, then please get in touch ASAP.

We are pleased to advise that UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) have agreed to subsidise UK companies choosing to exhibit at MTA Singapore in April. Eligible UK companies will qualify for a £2,500 grant, however there are only TWO left, so get in touch if you are interested.

In our events round-up this week we’ve got news that the University of Sheffield’s Department of Materials, Science and Engineering is holding an open day on Tuesday 24th March, and is an opportunity to learn about collaborative research or development opportunities. The IfM is holding a two day conference titled “New Tools for Sustainable Businesses: Transforming businesses to deliver uncaptured and sustainable value” on Wednesday 18th March at the Cambridge centre and the AMRC has launched a new suite of Health and Safety training courses.

Also this week we bring you news that the AFM – the Spanish Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association is bringing over 54 Spanish graduates and offering 6 month internships to MTA members.

In economic news this week The Bank of England’s Agents’ Report is showing some slightly mixed messages, with the better news for our sector being in the detail rather than the headlines, but even so, it would be wrong to describe the report as gloomy as it generally points to continued growth.

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK:

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK:

Bank of England Agents Report:  The latest report from the Bank of England’s Agents seems to continue the recent trends with a slight easing of growth in manufacturing output for domestic customers and a further slowing of manufacturing export growth, but the trend is still upwards.  Within the overall picture, companies supplying civil aerospace and automotive sectors (and construction) had reported strong growth, but some capital goods manufacturers had reported that orders had softened following cuts to oil and gas investment.

AMRC Training Centre launches Health and Safety suite of courses

AMRC Training Centre launches Health and Safety suite of courses

The courses will provide the necessary up-skilling to take your health and safety performance beyond mere compliance, to a safety culture to be proud of. Making health and safety one of the most successful features of your business will ensure continued growth is based on your reputation for excellence.

The introduction of advanced communication skills, along with existing compliance, provides the perfect foundation upon which to build your health & safety culture.

Scheduled courses:

IfM: New Tools for Sustainable Businesses: Transforming businesses to deliver uncaptured and sustainable value

IfM: New Tools for Sustainable Businesses: Transforming businesses to deliver uncaptured and sustainable value

Wednesday 18 – Thursday 19 March 2015, Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), Cambridge

Learn to use and take away three new tools to transform your business!

Mastering how value is created in a business is essential to the short term profitability and long term success of any company. Recognising value missed and destroyed, and turning failed value exchanges among stakeholders of your business into opportunities, is key to discovering areas where you can innovate your business models.

AFM Internship Initiative

AFM Internship Initiative

In 2015 AFM, the Spanish Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association, will supervise a group of 54 recently graduated Spanish young people who will get the chance to spend 6 months working abroad.

AFM will prepare these young people to the realities of working abroad before they are welcomed in host companies or organization like yours. This is completely free for the hosts, it doesn’t involve any commitment or employment relationship.

MTA SINGAPORE, 14 – 17 APRIL 2015, SINGAPORE

MTA SINGAPORE, 14 – 17 APRIL 2015, SINGAPORE

ONLY TWO GRANTS LEFT

The MTA are pleased to advise that UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) have agreed to subsidise UK companies choosing to exhibit at MTA Singapore.

Eligible UK companies will qualify for a £2,500 grant. Companies will also qualify if they are already trading in Singapore or have a distributor, agent or even an office in the region as long as the UK company has paid £2,500 towards the eligible costs for the show which would include space, construction, furniture, graphics, or even freight which would have to go out to the market at this time.

Call for video cases studies!

Call for video cases studies!

The MTA is in the process of producing a short film highlighting the role of manufacturing technologies across the UK, and we’re looking for volunteer companies to appear as case studies.

The film will form a key part our marketing plan, so please get in touch if you would like to be involved.

To express an interest in appearing in this potential Oscar winner, please email jfudge@mta.org.uk

LAST CHANCE to get your entries in for the 2015 Manufacturing Industry Awards!

LAST CHANCE to get your entries in for the 2015 Manufacturing Industry Awards!

DEADLINE FRIDAY 30th JANUARY 2015:

Next week is the last week to get your entries in for the Manufacturing Industry Awards 2015. These prestigious awards acknowledge the very best in the manufacturing technologies sector and always attract a strong field of entries.

Entry to the Manufacturing Industry Awards is free and the application process is straight forward.

Entries must be received by the closing date Friday 30 January 2015