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Newsletter Listing intro for week 22

Good Morning and welcome to this week’s Friday Brief.

The MTA are excited to announce the return of the Annual Inter-Association Golf Day. This year’s event will take place on July 15th at the stunning Leicestershire Golf Club. For further information please contact events@mta.org.uk or call us on 020 7298 6416.

Close Brothers, in association with the AMRC Training Centre and the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), are offering to help your business grow by funding the next generation of advanced engineers.
This unmissable opportunity will enable SMEs in the Sheffield City Region to apply for financial support to employ an apprentice. If your business is successful, Close Brothers will fund half of your apprentices’ wages in the first year and a quarter in the second year. Find out more about the launch event on 10th June below.

Registration for TRAM UK 2015 is now open. On 10-11th November 2015 TRAM is returning to the UK for the first time since its conception by the AMRC back in 2009. For more information please contact Chloe Lidster at the AMRC - c.lidster@amrc.co.uk, 0114 222 6661.

Tooling firms across England are urged to apply for funding from Finance Birmingham. Finance Birmingham – a national provider of growth capital to SMEs – manages a £24 million Tooling Loan Fund to support the design, development and manufacturing stages of England's tooling sector. More information can be found in the below story.

Although the main economic news this week was the UK GDP data that was published on Thursday, in many ways it was a non-story with no change in the estimate for the UK economy compared to the figures that were first announced in the run-up to the General Election; so the economy grew by +0.3% compared to the previous quarter and was +2.8% higher than a year ago.  The ONS also announced the preliminary investment data for the 1st quarter which showed a modest increase in total business investment which is now at its highest level since the 2nd quarter of 2005,but we need to wait until the final numbers are published next month to get the detail for manufacturing and engineering.

That’s all for this week, from everyone at the MTA have a great weekend and we’ll be back next Friday.

Close Brothers SME Apprentice Programme Open Event

Close Brothers SME Apprentice Programme Open Event

Wednesday 10th June 2015, 5.00-7.45 pm

Close Brothers, in association with the AMRC Training Centre and the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), are offering to help your business grow by funding the next generation of advanced engineers.

This unmissable opportunity will enable SMEs in the Sheffield City Region to apply for financial support to employ an apprentice. If your business is successful, Close Brothers will fund half of your apprentices’ wages in the first year and a quarter in the second year. Training costs will also be covered.

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

UK GDP, 1st Quarter 2015:  The latest estimate from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows no change from the original estimate that the UK economy had quarter-on-quarter growth of +0.3%;  the annualised rate is also unrevised at +2.8%.

The Manufacturing and Services sector grew compared to the final quarter of 2014 by +0.1% and +0.4% respectively, with a contraction in construction of -1.1%;  mining and extraction, which includes oil & gas output fell by -0.7% and was -1.8% lower than a year earlier.

Annual Inter-Association Golf Day is back for 2015

Annual Inter-Association Golf Day is back for 2015

The MTA are excited to announce the return of the Annual Inter-Association Golf Day. This year’s event will take place on July 15th at the stunning Leicestershire Golf Club.

The Leicestershire Golf Club founded in 1890 is a beautiful parkland course which stands to the south of the city, backing on to open countryside. Heavily treed and boasting the finest quality greens, the 6200 yard par 68 course challenges low handicap golfers whilst remaining suitable to golfers of all abilities.

Tooling firms across England urged to apply for funding from Finance Birmingham

Tooling firms across England urged to apply for funding from Finance Birmingham

For many toolmakers and component manufacturers, it can be difficult to access the capital required to realise their ambitions. To address this issue, Finance Birmingham – a national provider of growth capital to SMEs – manages a £24 million Tooling Loan Fund to support the design, development and manufacturing stages of England's tooling sector.