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Newsletter Listing intro for week 23

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

As it is the first week of the new month it is time to remind you all that the May business survey is now active online and we like to encourage all our members to participate and supply data. The link to the survey is here http://www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-may15.
Last week saw the MTA host the 2015 European Cutting Tools Association Conference in London, read a full report of the conference below.

With less than a year to go before MACH 2016 we are pleased to announce the Exhibitor Zone is now live on the website. So please head over there and start filling in all of your marketing information, full details below.

In other new the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry is working with aerospace companies to develop new manufacturing techniques which will preserve engineering jobs across the sector.

In just three short week’s (W/C 22nd June) Armed Forces and Reserves Day takes place across the UK. As the MTA are fully signed up the armed forces corporate covenant, we like to inform our members about this upcoming events.  More information can be found below.
And if you are looking to support a military charity the MTA have information on how you can connect with them and find the right charity for your business.

Finally, the main economic news this week comes from the PMI figures.  There is a wide spread of trends with some countries, including the UK and the euro-zone overall, remaining steady at a good level, but with others showing stronger trends of either expansion or contraction;  within the euro-zone, there are some very positive numbers from countries such as Spain and Italy, but tempered by a slightly less strong expansion in Germany and, although better than at any time in the past 12 months, the French PMI reading remains stubbornly below 50.  Other data this week also paints a mixed picture with the European Commission indicator of economic sentiment edging up, but a small dip in business being recorded in the CELIMO trends Survey (but note that this also points to a better 2nd quarter).

That is all for this week, we’ll be back next Friday, until then have a fantastic weekend from everyone at the MTA.

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

PMI, UK and Euro-zone, May 2015:  The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for the UK edged higher to 52.0 (from a revised 51.8) in April.  Although this indicates a steady, if not spectacular, expansion in the sector, some commentators seem to have been expecting better.  Both output and new orders continue to see modest growth as a solid domestic market continues to offset lacklustre demand from overseas.  There is no confidence indicator in the PMI’s, but manufacturing employment rose for the 25th consecutive month which suggests that companies remain reasonably optimistic.

Sourcing a Military charity

Sourcing a Military charity

If you are thinking about supporting or adopting a military based charity, there is an organisation that can help you, the Confederation of Service Charities COBSEO who met with the MTA last week to explain their. COBSEO act as a single point of contact for interaction with Government, including local government and the Devolved Administrations; with the Royal Household; with the Private Sector; and, of course, with other members of the Armed Forces Community.

Armed Force and Reserves Day

Armed Force and Reserves Day

In just three short week’s (W/C 22nd June) Armed Forces and Reserves Day takes place across the UK. As the MTA are fully signed up the armed forces corporate covenant, we like to inform our members about this upcoming events. 
The corporate covenant we have signed up to is a flexible document with companies able to choose the right commitments for them. It is anchored around the two 2 key principles of the armed forces covenant, which are:

Armed Force and Reserves Day

Armed Force and Reserves Day

In just three short week’s (W/C 22nd June) Armed Forces and Reserves Day takes place across the UK. As the MTA are fully signed up the armed forces corporate covenant, we like to inform our members about this upcoming events. 
The corporate covenant we have signed up to is a flexible document with companies able to choose the right commitments for them. It is anchored around the two 2 key principles of the armed forces covenant, which are:

MTC Helps Aerospace Manufacturers in National Programme

MTC Helps Aerospace Manufacturers in National Programme

The Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry is working with aerospace companies to develop new manufacturing techniques which will preserve engineering jobs across the sector.

The work is part of a national programme funded by the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP) aimed at encouraging a culture of innovation in the aerospace sector and ensuring it remains a world leader.

ECTA Report

ECTA Report

Last week saw the MTA host the 2015 European Cutting Tools Association Conference in London. Delegates from Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Holland as well as guest from the USA and Korea joined British cutting tools manufacturers to debate, network and hear presentations from a range of industry experts.

MTA BUSINESS SURVEY

MTA BUSINESS SURVEY

With our thanks to those who have already replied, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you that the May edition of the MTA Business Survey is still open for members participation; the on-line form is at http://www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-may15 and we would encourage all members to let us have your input to what is a valuable and timely indicator of the trends for the manufacturing technology sector in the UK.