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Newsletter Listing intro for week 10

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

Unfortunately, we have to start this week’s newsletter we some very sad news. Randa Orgill who many members will have known as Director General’s PA, HR Manager and Premises Manager at Bayswater Road since 2009. Randa’s helpful nature, her professionalism and dedication to her job meant that she was often the ‘face’ of the MTA to members and partners alike.

Randa had, for some time, been bravely battling cancer which she refused to let keep her from work and continuing her life with her family. Very sadly however complications of her condition deteriorated at the end of last year and she died on the 4th of March.

As well as the family she leaves, she will be hugely missed by all the MTA staff and we know by very many MTA members.

Details on the funeral arrangements can be found in the below story.

This week has seen the final exhibitor space sold for MACH 2016, the exhibition which takes place from between 11th and 15th March at the NEC in Birmingham.

The MTA have launched a new social media account on Twitter dedicated to Learning & Development. Please add the account to your twitter followers at the handle @MTA_Learn. Also, we are currently updating our Learning & Development contact database.  Could you please forward the contact details of the Learning & Development personnel within your company to Laura Pickering lpickering@mta.org.uk.

Huddersfield University (Professor Alan Myers and Professor Jane Jiang) are actively seeking wider Engineering & Manufacturing collaboration to support their UK Advanced Metrology Research Hub Proposal to the EPSRC. For more details please email the MTA’s Technical Manager Ian Skeels iskeels@mta.org.uk.

The February edition of the MTA Business Survey was launched earlier this week. You can access the on-line form at http://www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-feb16 - we look forward to your participation.

ABB Robotics will be running the latest in its popular ‘Switch to Robots’ seminar and workshop events, explaining the benefits that robotic automation can bring for SME companies and how to find, implement and run the best robotic solution. Details on how to attend can be found below.

Partnering with Defence 2016 will be held on 16th March at QE II in Central London. Content for the conference will include the Armed Forces Covenant, military skills in the workplace and initiatives for supporting Defence. With seminars coverings topics such as Recruiting service leavers and translating military skills, Supporting Defence through internal communications and how employers have responded to the opportunity.    

And finally, we are delighted to announce that Ian Petitt who is Sales Director of Mollart Engineering Ltd has joined the MTA’s Technical Committee. 

That is all for this week, we’ll be back next Friday with more industry news.Only enter text, no images or links

New Technical Committee Member - Ian Petitt

New Technical Committee Member - Ian Petitt

We are delighted to announce that Ian Petitt who is Sales Director of Mollart Engineering Ltd has joined the MTA’s Technical Committee.  The Mollart Engineering group of companies is a precision mechanical engineering business specialising in the development and building of deep hole drilling machine tools, tooling, gundrills, deep hole boring and bore finishing solutions.  Ian has an extensive background in Machine Tools with a distinguished career in Engineering.  Ian currently leads Mollart’s Sales Team and has helped grow Mollart’s Far East business significantly in recent years through

Late payments in the construction industry rose by 27% in 2015, according to analysis by a trade credit insurance firm

Late payments in the construction industry rose by 27% in 2015, according to analysis by a trade credit insurance firm

In total, the construction sector registered for more payment delays than any other UK sector, accounting for 31% of all payment incidents recorded.

These findings come from a wider report covering the payment delays reported by 250,000 UK businesses, which found that late payments hit a two-year high in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Partnering with Defence: Employer Conference 2016

Partnering with Defence: Employer Conference 2016

Partnering with Defence 2016 is less than 2 weeks away.

Located in the outstanding QEII Centre in Central London, content for the conference will include the Armed Forces Covenant, military skills in the workplace and initiatives for supporting Defence.

Alongside 14 speakers from Industry and Defence, we can exclusively announce that a representative from Tesco will be delivering our keynote speech.

Tickets are now limited so register today for this essential event.

Seminar shows how to get ahead through a switch to robots

Seminar shows how to get ahead through a switch to robots

Milton Keynes, February 16, 2016: Seminar and workshop from ABB Robotics helps SMEs form an automation strategy that achieves ROI

ABB Robotics will be running the latest in its popular ‘Switch to Robots’ seminar and workshop events (bit.ly/SwitchToRobots), explaining the benefits that robotic automation can bring for SME companies and how to find, implement and run the best robotic solution.

Collaboration Opportunity – University of Hudderfield’s Proposal for an UK Advanced Metrology Research Hub

Collaboration Opportunity – University of Hudderfield’s Proposal for an UK Advanced Metrology Research Hub

Huddersfield University (Professor Alan Myers and Professor Jane Jiang) are actively seeking wider Engineering & Manufacturing collaboration to support their UK Advanced Metrology Research Hub Proposal to the EPSRC.  This proposal centres on creating a consortium of new industrial partners together with existing stakeholders (including Precision Technologies Group and NPL) to create an innovative Centre of Excellence for Metrology that offers a host of value and benefits including:

MTA Launch dedicated Learning and Development Twitter account

MTA Launch dedicated Learning and Development Twitter account

With just over 4 weeks remaining until MACH, the MTA has launched a dedicated Learning & Development Twitter account with the handle @MTA_Learn.

We will use this account to increase engagement with UTCs and other technical education providers. We will also use it for all things related to L&D Zone activities MACH. 

Over the coming months it will be used to promote the  TDI challenge and other upcoming L&D projects, and will also be a good way to strengthen relationships with training providers, apprentices and academic institutions.

MACH 2016 SOLD OUT

MACH 2016 SOLD OUT

The UK’s premier manufacturing technologies exhibition, MACH 2016, has now officially sold-out. With a month to go before this festival of UK engineering kicks off, MACH exhibition organisers the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) are please report that all exhibition space has now been allocated.

MACH 2016 is located in Halls 4 and 5 of the NEC complex in Birmingham and takes place between 11th to the 15th April. 

Randa Orgill

Randa Orgill

Many of you will have known and dealt with Randa Orgill who served as Director General’s PA, HR Manager and Premises Manager at Bayswater Road since 2009. Randa’s helpful nature, her professionalism and dedication to her job meant that she was often the ‘face’ of the MTA to members and partners alike.

Randa had, for some time, been bravely battling cancer which she refused to let keep her from work and continuing her life with her family. Very sadly however complications of her condition deteriorated at the end of last year and she died on the 4th of March.