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Newsletter Listing intro for week 30

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

Hot on the heels of the Inter Association golf day last week, we would like to draw your attention to The MTA Members' Golf Day. This event will take place on 16th September at Warwickshire Golf & Country Club so mark the dates in your calendar and we’ll release full details of how to book up in next week’s Brief.

MTA CEO James Selka is set to embark on the Big Battlefield Bike Ride 2016 in aid of Help the Heroes. The ride over five days will cover 350 miles through countryside of Northern France retracing the steps of the allied soldiers on the Western Front. James would like to encourage you to sponsor him so please head over to his donations page and give generously https://www.justgiving.com/James-Selka.

The MTA will be inputting into the Chancellor's latest Comprehensive Spending Review, a three year Government expenditure programme. If you would like to input into this review please contact Paul O’Donnell at the MTA.

The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has announced a new education route for successful apprentices to study advanced vocational university degrees, as part of their apprenticeship training. Full details can be found below.

The economic news this week is generally positive, but a couple of stories highlight diverging trends which will affect MTA members.  There was positive news about the UK automotive industry which set a new 7-year high for car production in the first half of 2015 and this was supported by comments in the latest summary of the Bank of England’s Agents, but they also highlighted the problems in the Oil & Gas sector supply chain.  However although overall industrial production in Europe is doing no more than bumping along, capital goods (which covers the majority of customers for manufacturing technology) is the best performing sub-sector on most measures.

Thank you for reading we’ll be back next Friday, until then enjoy your weekend from everyone at the MTA.

Save the Date Annual Members' Golf Day – 16th September

Save the Date Annual Members' Golf Day – 16th September

The MTA is pleased to announce the Annual Members' Golf Day will be on Wednesday 16th September 2015 at Warwickshire Golf & Country Club.

Format of the day:

• 11:30 – Guests arrive
• 12:00 – Buffet lunch
• 13:00 – First two tee start – 18 hole Champion Golf

The day will be followed by a 3 course dinner and prize giving.

Further details and booking information will be released soon.

To register for further details, or to find out about sponsorship opportunities, please email events@mta.org.uk.

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

Bank of England Agents Summary of Business Conditions, July 2015:  The latest report from the Bank of England’s Agents notes that manufacturing output growth for the home market has been steady, but that growth in demand for exports has remained subdued.  Contacts reported continued output growth in the automotive supply chain (see next story), while production of high-end consumer electronics has picked up over the year;  however, demand for capital and intermediate goods from the oil and gas sector has weakened and import penetration has increased for lower value added pr

MTA CEO Set to take part in Big Battlefield Bike Ride 2016 for Help the Heroes

MTA CEO Set to take part in Big Battlefield Bike Ride 2016 for Help the Heroes

MTA CEO James Selka DL will embark on a charity bike ride next June (2016) in support of Help the Heroes - Big Battlefield Bike Ride 2016 (BBBR16).

The ride itself runs from the 5th to 11th June, starting in Verdun, France and concluding in Ypres, Belgium. Over the five days the cyclists will cover 350 miles, approximately 70 miles per day come rain, hail, wind or shine.

University of Sheffield announces pioneering degree level apprenticeships

University of Sheffield announces pioneering degree level apprenticeships

The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has announced a new education route for successful apprentices to study advanced vocational university degrees, as part of their apprenticeship training.

The quality, industry powered, apprenticeships are set to play a key role in cementing collaborations between universities and businesses and boosting UK productivity.

Comprehensive Spending Review - Call for Evidence

Comprehensive Spending Review - Call for Evidence

November will see the Chancellor deliver the latest Comprehensive Spending Review, a three year Government expenditure programme. The MTA will be inputting into it; in the current climate the priorities will be about preserving spending rather than appealing for new money. We’ll be focussing on Skills, R&D Tax Credits, Capital Allowances and support for exports.