Good morning and welcome to this week’s Friday Brief.
This week the MTA and the Finance & Leasing Association issued a joint document on asset finance solution to the funding gap in high-value manufacturing. Find out what the associations put forward in the story below.
UK Trade & Investment invites UK companies working within the Civil Nuclear, Oil & Gas and conventional energy sectors to participate in the GREAT Energy Summit in Warsaw, Poland which takes place in February next year. To receive a detailed programme and mission application form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last weekend saw the 2016 Imagineering Fair take place at the RICOH Arena in Coventry, the MTA was there to support the event, find out more within the Brief.
This week the Chancellor announced plans for the West Midlands combined authority featuring Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton. We’ll be following this story closely and updating members as more develops in the coming weeks and months.
Lloyds Bank, headline sponsors of MACH, have sent us a preview of the 2015 Autumn Statement that will be given by the Chancellor of the Exchequer next week, you can find this document in the below article, we’ll be providing a full run down of the statement next week.
There is some mixed economic news this week with, as often seems to be the case at the moment, some crucial details which alter the overall view of the headlines. The CBI Industrial Trends Survey points to a downturn for manufacturing, but the strongholds of the Transport Equipment industries continue to buck that trend, although the latest data on trade in goods for the UK is not as positive. On the other hand, the GDP data from Europe, while not spectacular, does point to a continuation of the gentle, but steady recovery that is underway there.
We’ll be back next week with more news, until then, enjoy your weekend from everyone at the MTA.