Skip to main content

Friday Brief Archive

2019

Week 51

Week 50

Week 49

Week 48

Week 47

Week 46

Week 45

Week 44

Week 43

Week 42

Week 41

Week 40

Week 39

Week 38

Week 37

Week 36

Week 35

Week 34

Week 33

Week 32

Week 31

Week 30

Week 29

Week 28

Week 27

Week 26

Week 25

Week 24

Week 23

Week 22

Week 21

Week 20

Week 19

Week 18

Week 17

Week 16

Week 15

Week 13

Week 12

Week 11

Week 10

Week 09

Week 08

Week 07

Week 06

Week 05

Week 04

Week 07

Week 03

Week 02

Week 01

2018

Week 51

Week 50

Week 49

Week 48

Week 47

Week 46

Week 45

Week 44

Week 43

Week 42

Week 41

Week 40

Week 39

Week 37

Week 36

Week 35

Week 34

Week 33

Week 32

Week 31

Week 30

Week 29

Week 28

Week 27

Week 26

Week 25

Week 24

Week 23

Week 22

Week 21

Week 20

Week 19

Week 18

Week 17

Week 16

Week 14

Week 13

Week 12

Week 11

Week 10

Week 09

Week 08

Week 07

Week 06

Week 05

Week 04

Week 03

Week 02

Week 01

2017

Week 51

Week 50

Week 49

Week 48

Week 47

Week 46

Week 45

Week 44

Week 43

Week 42

Week 41

Week 40

Week 39

Week 38

Week 37

Week 36

Week 35

Week 32

Week 31

Week 30

Week 29

Week 28

Week 27

Week 26

Week 25

Week 24

Week 23

Week 22

Week 21

Week 20

Week 19

Week 18

Week 17

Week 16

Week 15

Week 14

Week 13

Week 12

Week 11

Week 10

Week 09

Week 08

Week 07

Week 06

Week 05

Week 04

Week 03

Week 02

Week 01

2016

Week 50

Week 49

Week 48

Week 47

Week 46

Week 45

Week 44

Week 43

Week 42

Week 41

Week 40

Week 39

Week 38

Week 37

Week 36

Week 35

Week 34

Week 33

Week 32

Week 31

Week 30

Week 29

Week 28

Week 27

Week 26

Week 25

Week 24

Week 23

Week 22

Week 21

Week 20

Week 19

Week 18

Week 17

Week 16

Week 14

Week 13

Week 12

Week 11

Week 10

Week 09

Week 08

Week 07

Week 06

Week 05

Week 04

Week 03

Week 02

Week 01

2015

Week 51

Week 50

Week 49

Week 48

Week 47

Week 46

Week 45

Week 44

Week 43

Week 42

Week 41

Week 40

Week 39

Week 38

Week 37

Week 36

Week 35

Week 33

Week 32

Week 31

Week 30

Week 29

Week 28

Week 27

Week 26

Week 25

Week 24

Week 23

Week 22

Week 21

Week 20

Week 19

Week 18

Week 17

Week 16

Week 15

Week 14

Week 13

Week 12

Week 11

Week 10

Week 09

Week 08

Week 07

Week 06

Week 05

Week 04

Week 03

Week 02

2014

Week 51

Week 50

Week 49

Week 48

Week 47

Week 46

Week 45

Week 44

Week 43

Week 42

Week 41

Week 40

Week 39

Week 38

Week 37

Week 36

Week 33

Week 32

Week 31

Week 30

Week 29

Week 28

Week 27

Week 26

Week 25

Week 24

Week 23

Week 22

Week 21

Week 20

Week 19

Week 18

Week 17

Week 16

Week 14

Week 13

Week 12

Week 11

Week 10

Week 09

Week 08

Week 07

Week 06

Week 05

Week 04

Week 03

Week 02

2013

Week 51

Week 50

Week 49

Week 48

Week 47

Week 46

Week 45

Week 44

Week 43

Week 42

Week 41

Week 40

Week 39

Week 38

Week 37

Week 36

Week 35

Week 34

Week 32

Week 31

Week 30

Week 29

Week 28

Week 27

Week 26

Week 25

Week 24

Week 23

Week 22

Week 21

Week 20

Week 19

Week 18

Week 17

Week 16

Week 15

Week 14

Week 13

Week 12

Week 11

Week 10

Week 09

Week 08

Week 07

Week 06

Week 05

Week 04

Week 02

Week 01

2012

Week 51

Week 50

Week 49

Week 48

Week 47

Week 46

Week 45

Week 44

Week 43

Week 42

Week 41

Week 40

Week 39

Week 38

Week 37

Week 36

Week 35

Week 33

Week 32

Week 31

Week 30

Week 29

Week 28

Week 27

Week 26

Week 25

Week 24

Week 23

Week 22

Week 21

Week 20

Week 19

Week 18

Week 15

Week 10

Week 09

Week 08

Week 07

Week 06

Week 05

Week 04

Newsletter Listing intro for week 07

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

With just over seven weeks to go until MACH 2016 we know that people are starting to plan their visits. With that in mind we’re excited to announce that MACH 2016 has extended opening hours and will now be open from 9am for the five days of the exhibition to give you even more time to enjoy the tech on show.

Join us in welcoming Laura Pickering to the MTA team – Laura has taken up the position of Learning & Development Co-ordinator. You can contact Laura via email on lpickering@mta.org.uk.

The next MTA Members’ Forum and new Spring Economic Update, event will be held on Wednesday 4th May at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Coventry. See the story below to book your place and have your say on how your trade association is run.

Also to be held at the MTC, in this case on the 15th March, we have news of a workshop looking at developing strategies for supply chain growth. This is a really good opportunity for companies in the Midlands (especially Warwickshire, Coventry, Notts and Derbyshire) to contribute to developing ways to help UK supply chain companies get their fair share of the manufacturing pie. It’s also a great opportunity to network with some of the region’s leading OEMs. You can find out more below or by contacting Paul O’Donnell at the MTA on podonnell@mta.org.uk

The Intellectual Property Office is running a series of events next week entitled the China IP roadshow. China Attaché, Tom Duke, will be running a UK-wide intellectual property roadshow from 24 to 26 February 2016. The intellectual property (IP) landscape is moving and improving fast in China and Tom Duke has been the UK’s IP Attaché to China since 2011. Events will be held in London, Oxford, Manchester and Edinburgh, more details on how to attend are below.

Scottish based members may be interested to know that Jayne Baxter MSP and the Manufacturing Commission would like to invite MTA members to an event to promote the Manufacturing Commission’s report: “Industrial Evolution – Making British Manufacturing Sustainable”. This will be held at Holyrood on 17th Match between 5:30pm – 7:30pm. If you’d like more details about the work of the Manufacturing Commission contact Paul O’Donnell at podonnell@mta.org.uk

The initial release of data for the European economy showed slow but steady growth in the final quarter of 2015 and for the year as a whole and while the detailed industrial output data for December was rather disappointing, the year as a whole did see some growth in activity.  Meanwhile the CBI’s latest forecast for the UK economy shows a slight downgrading of prospects for 2016 and 2017, but there is still growth and their investment forecast also remains positive despite some headwinds for the economy.

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

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

European GDP, 4th Quarter 2015:  Eurostat has released its initial estimate for the European economy which showed quarter-on-quarter growth of +0.3% for both the Euro-zone and the EU28 as a whole at the end of 2015.  For the year as a whole, GDP grew by +1.5% in the euro-zone and by +1.8% for the EU28 overall.

EUROSTAT SURVEY ON INTRA-EU TRADE DATA

EUROSTAT SURVEY ON INTRA-EU TRADE DATA

Eurostat (the EU Commission’s statistical directorate) is launching an EU-wide survey aimed at businesses who submit Intrastat declarations.  If you submit Intrastat declarations, they want to hear how much of a burden, in terms of your time and money this process is to you and your views of how the collection of two new additional data elements would impact this:

•     VAT registration number of your EU Customer

•     Country of origin of the goods

China IP roadshow: 24 to 26 February 2016

China IP roadshow: 24 to 26 February 2016

China Attaché, Tom Duke, will be running a UK-wide intellectual property roadshow from 24 to 26 February 2016. The intellectual property (IP) landscape is moving and improving fast in China and Tom Duke has been the UK’s IP Attaché to China since 2011.

Tom will be running a UK-wide IP roadshow from 24 to 26 February. We will be visiting London, Oxford, Manchester and Edinburgh for events covering all IP rights. This roadshow will give attendees practical advice on how to expand their business in China and has an exciting range of speakers in each city.

SPRING ECONOMIC UPDATE & MEMBERS' FORUM

SPRING ECONOMIC UPDATE & MEMBERS' FORUM

The MTA is pleased to announce the next Members’ Forum and introduce the new Spring Economic Update, presented by MTA Statistician Geoff Noon, to be held on Wednesday 4th May at the Manufacturing Training Centre (MTC), Coventry.

As well as a day to find out more about how the UK's industrial economy is faring, the event will be an opportunity for Members to talk to us, and our Council Members to help shape the association.

Click here to register your free space

New Staff Member Joins the MTA

New Staff Member Joins the MTA

Laura Pickering joined the MTA in February 2016 and comes from a membership organisation background including the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Green Buildings Council.  Laura experience in events and developing learning & development materials for a range of audiences, including engaging in student, young professional and professional member programmes. 

Extended Opening Hours

Extended Opening Hours

We understand how valuable your time is at MACH which is why we have extended the opening hours of MACH 2016. The exhibition will now open at 9.00am allowing you extra time to see everything you need to see, from the huge number of companies exhibiting. That extra time should also enable you to take in one of our seminars - the full programme of which is now available on the MACH website.

Please note our extended opening times:

Monday 11 April 2016 9.00 - 17.00

Tuesday 12 April 2016 9.00 - 17.00