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Newsletter Listing intro for week 05

Good morning and welcome to the last Friday brief of January.

The first month of the year might have flown by at lightning speed, but we’ve still got plenty of news stories to help you unwind into the weekend.

Firstly, this week we launched the new MACH 2016 website, so make sure you head over to www.machexhibition.com to start getting excited about the UK’s top manufacturing exhibition.

Due to series of requests from members we are pleased to announce an extension of a further two weeks to get your entries in for the 2015 Manufacturing Industry Awards; all entries must now be received by 13/02/15. In MTA office news we’re pleased to welcome two new members of staff to the team with Tom Lane joining as PR and Communications Executive and Taylor Mander has joining as Clerical Assistant to the CEO.

Good news came out of South Yorkshire this week with the announcement of the development of the UK’s first advanced manufacturing innovation district planned for Sheffield and Rotherham. James Selka, CEO of the MTA, welcomed the announcement saying “The district will create an environment to educate, develop and nurture new talent and further enhance the UK’s reputation of being world leaders in advanced technology, by providing practical skills and experience.”

In further investment news the Fit For Nuclear (F4N) programme will invest £1.5 million in grant funding to help English manufacturers enter or expand their presence in the civil nuclear sector. For further information about how to apply for F4N funding please visit http://namrc.co.uk/services/f4n/funding/  or download the F4N funding guide PDF http://namrc.co.uk//wp-content/uploads/2015/01/F4N-funding-call.pdf.

Also this week the All Party Manufacturing Group, of which the MTA is a member, is organising an “Exported by Britain” campaign. The MTA was there at the launch so check out the story website below for more details.

Here at the MTA we like to get involved in any new innovation and we’d like to encourage our members to attend the Factory 2050 conference taking place on 25th and 26th March at the Knowledge Transfer Centre, AMRC with Boeing, Rotherham, UK. And finally our market analysis, which this week focuses on UK GDP .

Thanks for reading and we’ll have plenty more news coming your way next Friday, until then enjoy your weekend.

Factory 2050

Factory 2050

The MTA are proud to be one of the main headline sponsors at the International conference about Factory 2050.The conference is taking place between 25th and 26th March and will showcase the world’s first totally reconfigurable factory. The event will be held at the Knowledge Transfer Centre, AMRC with Boeing, Rotherham, UK.

The programme will include presentations from academics and industrial end users, exhibitions and demonstrations, as well as networking opportunities.

UK GDP

UK GDP

UK GDP, 4th Quarter 2014:  The preliminary estimate of the UK economy in the final period of 2014 from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that the economy was 0.5% larger than in the previous quarter;  this means that for 2014 as a whole, the UK economy is estimated to have expanded by +2.6% compared to 2013.

Exported by Britain

Exported by Britain

Most MTA members will not need telling that Britain exports some amazing things. But the myth that we are not a major exporter persists nearly as stubbornly as the one that we are not a major manufacturer.

Office News - New Staff

Office News - New Staff

With a new year brings two new members of staff to the MTA family. Firstly I would like to introduce myself – my name is Tom Lane I am the new PR and Communications Executive. I will be one of the team sending out the Friday Brief from now and handling the PR activity of the association.

We are also joined by Taylor Mander who will work closely with our CEO James Selka on Diary Management and offering Clerical Assistants.

The UK’s First Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Planned for Sheffield and Rotherham

The UK’s First Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Planned for Sheffield and Rotherham

Sheffield and Rotherham have unveiled an ambitious plan to create the first Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District in the UK.

It will be Europe’s largest research-led Advanced Manufacturing cluster, centered around the Sheffield-Rotherham corridor, which is already home to the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and the wider Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) at Waverley.

EXTENSION to get your entries in for the 2015 Manufacturing Industry Awards! DEADLINE FRIDAY 13th FEBRUARY 2015:

EXTENSION to get your entries in for the 2015 Manufacturing Industry Awards! DEADLINE FRIDAY 13th FEBRUARY 2015:

Due to series of requests from members we are pleased to announce an extension of a further two weeks to get your entries in for the 2015 Manufacturing Industry Awards.

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 final closing date Friday 13 February 2015