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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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