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.