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Newsletter Listing intro for week 14

Good morning, due to it being Good Friday tomorrow our weekly news digest is coming to you a day early to ensure you’re fully up to date with all this week’s manufacturing news before the bank holiday weekend.

***Important Notice to MACH 2016 Exhibitors***
Two MTA members have contacted us in the last 24 hours to tell us that they have been targeted by fraudsters claiming to be calling from the MACH exhibition demanding advanced payment from exhibitors in order to guarantee their stand. This is a scam – We are not varying any payment terms.  The MTA is taking action against the fraudsters. If you are in any doubt at all call Nicola Harrison at the MTA on 020 7298 6402.

The MTA and other manufacturing trade associations published an open letter to whoever is in the incoming government come May 7th. The letter was featured in the Sunday Times and can be found in full here.

We will be hosting a Clay Pigeon shoot at Doveridge in Ashbourne, Derbyshire on Thursday 21st May. For further details of this event please contact Taylor Mander in the MTA office on Tmander@mta.org.uk.

The MTA and the MTC will be presenting a seminar on Bridging the Skills Gap. The manufacturing technologies sector, like the engineering industry as a whole, recognises that there is a skills gap which requires a new generation to fill it. It is vital that the industry acts to bring in the talent that it needs. This seminar will be looking at way in which this can be addressed as well as the types of training available for those new to the industry and existing employees. Confirmed speakers include

• Steve Gasser- MTC
• Paul Schofield- Head of Corporate Affairs, BAE Systems- Talent Retention Solutions
• Suzanne Wells- Operations Manager, National Physical Laboratory
• Tim Thorburn- Craftsman Tools

This Talent Retention Solution scheme is designed to help manufacturers recruit engineers leaving the defence industry. For more details email Asmith@mta.org.uk.

UKTI will be holding its 7th export week during the week of 18th – 22nd May. There will be a series of events across the UK, to find if they are coming to a town or city near you see the story below for details.
The 5% Club is focused on creating momentum behind the recruitment of apprentices and graduates into the workforce. Its members consist of FTSE350 companies and similar sized companies who want to make a difference and support the UK’s ability to compete in increasingly tough global markets. We would like to encourage our members to look into this worthwhile, and increasingly high-profile scheme; several have already joined. 
The Additive Manufacturing European Conference: Industrialising additive manufacturing for a competitive and sustainable economy event, organised by CECIMO and hosted Reinhard Bütikofer MEP at the European Parliament in Brussels takes place on Tuesday June 23, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

The latest edition of our quarterly economic report is available to read on the MTA website. And on that note we would encourage all members to participate in our monthly business survey available online at the MTA website http://www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-mar2015.

In the Economic News, there was a positive set of data from the PMI surveys, with the UK manufacturing sector expanding strongly and even the euro-zone doing better, although this is mixed with France and Austria not sharing in the positive trends; elsewhere in the world the data was mixed, with Asia generally a bit weaker and a broad mix of trends for the countries in the Americas.  Back in the UK and the ONS have revised the growth rates for the UK economy upwards this week, with the 4th quarter rate now put at +0.6% and 2014 as a whole at +2.8%; there is also good news in the investment data for manufacturing in general and Engineering in particular, although tempered slightly by a weakness that is already emerging in spending by the oil & gas sector.  Perhaps slightly surprisingly given the strong PMI numbers, the most recent CBI Industrial trends Survey was relatively weak, although orders books remain at good levels and output is still expanding, just not as quickly as the February survey had suggested.

All that is left to say is have a relaxing and restful Easter from everyone at the MTA and we’ll be back next week in our regular Friday slot.

The 5% Club- join other MTA Members today!

The 5% Club- join other MTA Members today!

A number of MTA members have signed up this exciting campaign which is free to join, could you be the next company to get involved?

What's The 5% Club?

The 5% Club is focused on creating momentum behind the recruitment of apprentices and graduates into the workforce. Its members consist of FTSE350 companies and similar sized companies who want to make a difference and support the UK’s ability to compete in increasingly tough global markets.

Member benefits include:

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

PMI, UK and Euro-zone, March 2015:  The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for the UK showed another small improvement to 54.4 in March;  although this is not back to the very high levels we saw this time last year, this is certainly a very positive number and points to a continuing improvement in manufacturing output over the next few months.  Looking behind the headline, market report that manufacturing production expanded at its fastest rate for 9 months, underpinned by the steepest gain in new orders since July 2014;  although the strong domestic market mainly drove this g

The Additive Manufacturing European Conference Industrializing additive manufacturing for a competitive and sustainable economy

The Additive Manufacturing European Conference Industrializing additive manufacturing for a competitive and sustainable economy

hosted by Reinhard Bütikofer - MEP Group of the Greens/ European Free Alliance
European Parliament | Brussels takes place on Tuesday June 23, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Report on the 19 March seminar hosted by Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd at Worcester

Report on the 19 March seminar hosted by Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd at Worcester

Drs Leung Soo and Richard Hood gave a comprehensive report on the Birmingham research group’s current program of Research and development in advanced machining processes for aerospace materials.  Key challenges were identified and recent advances shown for HS machining/micro-milling of nickel-based aerospace engine superalloys, titanium alloys and composites. Applications and non-traditional processes were covered including EDM/wire, ultrasonic and abrasive machining/grinding.

MTA Clay Pigeon Shoot

MTA Clay Pigeon Shoot

The MTA are pleased to announce the date for our first clay pigeon shoot.

This will be held at Doveridge Clay Sports in Ashbourne, Derbyshire on Thursday 21st May.

Doveridge Clay Sports is one of the very few Premier Plus Shooting Grounds in the country which offers a wide variety of all clay shooting disciplines. Doveridge host in depth lessons that will ensure you have all the skills to develop into a confident shooter.

UKTI Host Export Week – 18th – 22nd May

UKTI Host Export Week – 18th – 22nd May

UK Trade & Investment will be holding its 7th Export Week during the week of 18 - 22 May. Across the week there will be a varied series of events all over the UK, aimed at businesses to either start their export journey or increase their international business.

Previous Export Weeks have seen over 17,000 companies in the UK attend exporting focused events.

We hope that the expertise and advice available will help your business, whatever the size of your company, to fast track exporting success.

Manufacturers ask the next government for continued support after May 7th

Manufacturers ask the next government for continued support after May 7th

Top manufacturing trade associations including the MTA have written a letter published in last weekend’s Sunday Times asking whichever political party controls government after May 7th to continue to support the manufacturing industry to help the country’s economic recovery.

The letter was signed by Chief Executives and Director Generals from EFF (The Manufacturers Organisation), MTA, ADS (Aerospace, Defense and Security), Construction Products Association), British Printing Industries and the British Plastics Federation.