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Newsletter Listing intro for week 40

Good morning it is Friday and that can only mean one thing, your weekly news round up from the MTA.

Great news from MACH 2016 this week, as space allocated for exhibitors, has exceeded the allocated for the Double Award Winning 2014 edition of the exhibition. 

But also we once again have to make you aware that fraudulent invoices relating to the exhibition have been circulating , if you are in any doubt about the validity of any invoice you have received, contact Sherini Oliva via soliva@mta.org.uk or 0207 298 6412. If anyone has tried to contact you about this please email us so we can keep a record and follow up any suspicious activity.

The Annual General Meeting of the Manufacturing Technologies Association will be held on 2nd December 2015 at The Institute of Engineering Technology, 80 Cambridge Street, Birmingham, B1 2NP 12.00 noon for 12:30pm. Please contact Alice Smith in the MTA office to register your interest via asmith@mta.org.uk.

The Labour Party conference took place this past week in Brighton, the MTA were represented by Head of External Affairs Paul O’Donnell, who has written some impressions of the conference, which can be found below.

Nominations are now open for the Semta Skills Awards. This is the chance for companies to have their commitment to skills recognised and to celebrate the efforts of their apprentices and graduates. For details of all the categories and how to nominate, visit www.semta.org.uk/skillsawards.

And a gentle reminder that the MTA business survey is now online, so please take five minutes to fill out the data here http://www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-sept15. We value the input of MTA members to what is a valuable and timely indicator of the trends for the manufacturing technology sector in the UK.

In MTA office news, we’d like to welcome two new members of our sales team; Carol Wilson, has joined as Northern Area Sales Manager and Michael Dean has joined as a Tele Sales Executive.

The latest readings from the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector make for some interesting reading;  for the UK, although the index continues to point to only modest growth in the sector, it is at least still positive and this month saw the sub-sector trend for investment goods return to positive territory for the first time in about 6 months.  In the Euro-zone, the overall index in September fell slightly compared to August, but remains a little ahead of that for the UK and this month was marked by the return of France to positive territory for the first time in 3 months.

Back in the UK, there was a large amount of data released with the publication of the National Accounts for the 2nd quarter of the year.  On a quarter-to-quarter basis, there was no change from previous estimates, with the main news coming from the extensive revision to many data series which has been carried right back to 1997;  this has altered the profile of the recovery of the UK economy from the recession and, as a result of being at a higher level in 2014, the annualised growth rate for the 2nd quarter of 2015 was revised down slightly.  The data on investment was more positive and showed that this continues to grow at a steady rate across the economy as a whole, for manufacturing and, within that, for the Engineering and Vehicles sub-sector.

That’s all for now, we’ll be back next Friday with more news from the MTA and around the industry.

MACH 2016 Exceeds Space Sold For 2014 Exhibition

MACH 2016 Exceeds Space Sold For 2014 Exhibition

MACH 2016 has hit a key mile stone. This week the space allocated for exhibitors at the exhibition, to be held at the NEC in Birmingham between 11th – 15th April, has exceeded the that allocated for the Double Award Winning 2014 edition of the exhibition.

Total commercial space allocated has now tipped over the 22,247 square metres mark achieved in 2014. There is a huge interest in being part of the UK’s premier industrial trade show and exhibiting is a must for the UK’s manufacturing technology sector.

WARNING Fraudulent Invoices- MACH 2016

WARNING Fraudulent Invoices- MACH 2016

The MTA has become aware that false invoices relating to MACH 2016 are being circulated to past and present exhibitors. We believe another batch of these have been sent yesterday.

We would urge all our exhibitors to examine carefully any invoices which arrive purporting to relate to MACH 2016.

All official MACH invoice will contain the contact details of MTA Financial Controller Cristina Mckeraghan +44 (0)20 7298 6403 (DDI) cmckeraghan@mta.org.uk.

Labour Party Conference Analysis by the MTA’s Head of External Affairs Paul O’Donnell

Labour Party Conference Analysis by the MTA’s Head of External Affairs Paul O’Donnell

Zhou Enlai, the Chinese politician who was Mao Zedong’s long serving deputy, was once asked what the effect of the French Revolution had been. His answer, that it was ‘too early to say’, has often be held up as an example of Chinese politicians’ supposed propensity to confucian long termism.

The step from the Chinese Communist Party in the era of the Cultural Revolution to the Labour Party in the era of Corbynmania is a long one but ‘it’s too early to say’ was something of theme of this week’s Labour Party Conference.

New Staff join the MTA Sales Team

New Staff join the MTA Sales Team

The MTA is pleased to welcome two new members of staff to our sales team Carol Wilson, has joined as Northern Area Sales Manager and Michael Dean has joined as a Tele Sales Executive.

Carol brings with her a wealth of sales experience gained in the domestic appliance market where she has held senior sales management positions with leading OEM component manufacturers.

She will be responsible for all membership development and event sales in the North of England and Scotland. Contact: cwilson@mta.org.uk Tel: 07500 080760

MTA BUSINESS SURVEY

MTA BUSINESS SURVEY

As we have moved into the final quarter of the year, the September edition of the MTA Business Survey was launched yesterday;  this is one of our slightly longer quarterly surveys, but we hope this won’t put you off responding.  The on-line form is available at http://www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-sept15;  we value the input of MTA members to what is a valuable and timely indicator of the trends for the manufacturing technology sector in the UK.

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

PMI, UK and Euro-zone, September 2015:  The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for the UK was marginally lower than last month at 51.5 (51.6 in August), rounding off the weakest quarter in the past couple of years.  However, it remains in positive territory and it is now 2½ years since the index was below 50.  The best part of this composite index was a sharp fall in input prices, while the rest of the data is rather mixed;  although there was a pick-up in output growth, new order growth slipped to its weakest pace in a year and there was a marginal decrease in employment.  Th