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Newsletter Listing intro for week 44

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

With 155 days until the doors open for MACH 2016, last week saw the Exhibitors Marketing day take place at the NEC - all the presentations are available now on the MACH 2016 website. Just use the link in the story below and login to your account on the website to view them.

At next year’s Annual Dinner the MTA will be supporting the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineer’s Benevolent Fund by hosting a silent auction, we’re looking for prize donations to help raise money for this excellent charity. If you think you can help or need some inspiration about what to donate, contact Nicola Harrison in the MTA office via email nharrison@mta.uk for further details.

The UK needs 1.82 million new engineers in the decade up to 2022, studying D&T in school enables this. We’re supporting the Designed and Made in Britain? campaign and we hope you will too, further details on this excellent initiative can be found in the below story.

Still on the topic of bringing the next generation of engineers to the fore The Imagineering Fair returns to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on 14th and 15th November, find out how to attend this inspiring family event in the Friday Brief.

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a joint initiative by the US and EU to promote trade between the world’s two largest economic blocs. It is supported by both the American and European machine tool associations (AMT and CECIMO) as a way to promote the internationalisation of SME businesses. They have published a joint statement on TTIP, the text of which you can find below.

Lloyds Banking Group has this week announced that it has beaten its 2015 target to provide £1 billion in funding to UK manufacturers, as it continues to ramp up support for the sector. MTA members Renishaw have this week announced a cash giveaway aimed at schools in the Bristol area that will help young scientists get ahead at school, more details within the Brief.

The latest GDP data for the UK pointed to a slightly slower rate of growth for the economy in the 3rd quarter, mainly because of a poor quarter for the Construction sector, with manufacturing contracting at a slower pace than in the 2nd period of the year and Services running at a slightly faster rate.  The latest CBI Trends survey, while supporting the view that Manufacturing overall is going through a period of weakness at the moment, also highlights the two-speed nature of the sector in the UK at the moment with the Automotive and Aerospace sectors remaining buoyant, while Machinery (Mechanical Engineering) is one of the weakest parts of the sector.

That’s all for this week, we’ll be back next Friday with more industry news, until then enjoy your weekend from everyone at the MTA.

MIDLANDS IMAGINEERING FAIR 2015, JAGUAR EXHIBITION HALL, RICOH ARENA, COVENTRY

MIDLANDS IMAGINEERING FAIR 2015, JAGUAR EXHIBITION HALL, RICOH ARENA, COVENTRY

Racing cars, rockets and robotics to bridge-building, lasers, 3D printing, IT and mechanical challenges are just a few of the fun attractions at the Imagineering Fair in the Jaguar Exhibition Hall at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

Packed full with fascinating hands-on activities, there will be enough to keep children of all abilities and ages happily occupied for hours! Youngsters will be able to discover the exciting world of engineering at first hand with the chance to see and learn about the sophisticated technology that affects our everyday lives but is rarely seen by most of us.

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

UK GDP, 3rd Quarter 2015:  The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released its preliminary estimates for the UK economy in the 3rd quarter of the year.  This showed GDP growth of +0.5% compared to the previous quarter which makes the UK economy +2.3% larger than it was a year earlier.

Exhibitors Marketing Day Presentations available on the MACH 2016 website now

Exhibitors Marketing Day Presentations available on the MACH 2016 website now

All presentations from last week’s Exhibitors Marketing Day are now available on the MACH 2016 website here. Just log in to your account to view all the presentations from the day. And follow the link below

http://www.machexhibition.com/page.cfm/EZoneExhibID=338/nocache=23102015

Agenda for the day

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1 million people are needed to fill new creative jobs by 2030. Support #designedandmadeinbritain

1 million people are needed to fill new creative jobs by 2030. Support #designedandmadeinbritain

Designed and Made in Britain?

UK needs 1.82 million new engineers in the decade up to 2022. Studying D&T in school enables this.

Please support the Designed and Made in Britain...? Campaign

Designed and Made in Britain…? is running in parallel to Bacc for the Future and is focusing on the challenges facing design and technology education.

Three easy ways to get involved with Designed and Made in Britain…?

1. Join the campaign by signing the petition

2. Write to your local MP (download a template letter) and explain your concerns

Renishaw : Cash giveaway will help young scientists get ahead at school

Renishaw : Cash giveaway will help young scientists get ahead at school

CAREERS in science start young - that is the message from one of the biggest engineering companies in the country, Renishaw. The company has joined forces with the Bristol Post to offer schools in Bristol and surrounding areas a chance of winning £10,000 to boost their science provision.

PLEASE HELP: The MTA Annual Dinner – Charity Aspect

PLEASE HELP: The MTA Annual Dinner – Charity Aspect

The MTA Annual Dinner has an exciting new format for 2016 and we would like to ask for your help to make our plans a reality.

The dinner will be taking place at the NEC’s new Resort World Venue, The Vox, on the 28th January 2016 and in aid of the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Benevolent Fund the MTA will be hosting a silent auction.

LLOYDS BANKING GROUP BEATS £1 BILLION 2015 ‘MANUFACTURING PLEDGE’

LLOYDS BANKING GROUP BEATS £1 BILLION 2015 ‘MANUFACTURING PLEDGE’

·       2015 commitment reached three months ahead of schedule

·       Achievement comes ahead of the opening of the Group’s pioneering training centre for manufacturing apprentices

Lloyds Banking Group has this week announced that it has beaten its 2015 target to provide £1 billion in funding to UK manufacturers, as it continues to ramp up support for the sector.