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Newsletter Listing intro for week 13

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

With MACH 2016 just over a week away, today is your last chance to register for Fast Track entry to the exhibition. So make sure you and your customers sign-up before 4pm today. Of course you can continue to register right up to arriving at the exhibition, but fast track entry means that your pass will be mailed directly to you before the show and you can beat any queues.

We are keen to continue to promote our members and our industry whenever the opportunity arises.  With that in mind we would like members to provide us with short case studies on how investing in technology has dramatically affected your business or your customers business. Full details of what we are looking for can be found below and if you have any question please contact our PR and Comms man, Tom Lane, via email tlane@mta.org.uk.

It is just 51 weeks until the next MTA Annual Dinner and for 2017 we’re returning to London. On the 23rd March the MTA and its members will be taking over the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, so save the date.

Cooper & Turner apprentice Sam Brookfield, from Sheffield, won a trip to Brazil for being awarded the prestigious title of ‘Apprentice of the Year’ at the second-annual apprentice awards ceremony, held by the AMRC Training Centre on Thursday 24 March at the University of Sheffield. Find out what Sam will be up to in Brazil and all of the rest of the winners from last week’s awards. Sam will also be appearing at MACH 2016 on Tuesday 12th April as part of the seminar programme.

UK exporters are being sought for The Manufacturer magazine and Global Trade Reviews’ UK National Awards for Export Excellence (UKNAEE). Details on how to take part can be found below.

NPL are hosting a North of England Open House on 17th May, you will hear how good measurement is helping manufacturers to improve their capabilities and see state-of-the-art equipment being demonstrated. For details on how to attend please see the story below.

The Purchasing Managers Indices (PMI) released this morning offer some mixed messages;  both the UK and the euro-zone edged up and most of the Asian countries also improved (although China and Korea remain below 50), but there was a move into negative territory for both Japan and Turkey.  Back in the UK, the ONS revised economic growth upwards for the final quarter of 2015 to +0.6% and for the year as a whole to +2.3%.  Data on investment suggested a slightly weak end to 2015, but there was growth of 4.3% for manufacturing as a whole across the year and the Engineering and Vehicles sub-sector recorded an increase of +7.8% compared to 2014.

That’s all for this week, we’ll be back next Friday, until then have a great weekend.

NPL North of England Open House 2016

NPL North of England Open House 2016

Date: 17 May 2016

Description: Hear how good measurement is helping manufacturers to improve their capabilities.

See state-of-the-art equipment being demonstrated.

Bring along items that you want to measure/scan for advice on technology selection and speak to measurement experts about your challenges and opportunities.

Demonstrations of measurement technology, including:

UK exporters are being sought for The Manufacturer magazine and Global Trade Reviews’ UK National Awards for Export Excellence (UKNAEE)

UK exporters are being sought for The Manufacturer magazine and Global Trade Reviews’ UK National Awards for Export Excellence (UKNAEE)

The importance of UK exporting is paramount for future growth in manufacturing and remaining competitive.

Companies, no matter how small or large, are being encouraged to place an entry or several entries as submissions can be made free of charge into as many categories as they wish.

Grant Collier, one of the organisers commented: “The benefits of winning a national award like this are well documented with increased sales, staff morale and recognition among the industry.

AMRC Training Centre apprentice jetting off to Brazil after Apprentice of the Year win

AMRC Training Centre apprentice jetting off to Brazil after Apprentice of the Year win

A 17 year old manufacturing apprentice from Sheffield-based industrial fastening manufacturers, Cooper & Turner, has won the amazing prize of a once in a lifetime trip to Brazil in South America.

Sam Brookfield, from Sheffield, won the trip for being awarded the prestigious title of ‘Apprentice of the Year’ at the second-annual apprentice awards ceremony, held by the AMRC Training Centre on Thursday 24 March at the University of Sheffield.

MTA’s Annual Dinner returns to London for 2017

MTA’s Annual Dinner returns to London for 2017

After holding the event in Birmingham for a number of years, we are delighted to announce the MTA Annual Dinner is returning to London in 2017. 

Following this years’ successful event at the VOX, NEC we have been speaking to a number of our members and listening to feedback regarding location. Overwhelming response has been to hold the dinner in London and we want to make sure you have the date in your diary.

Productivity Case Study Requests

Productivity Case Study Requests

We are keen to continue to promote our members and our industry whenever the opportunity arises.  As you know, the Government has been very clear in its wish for overall productivity to increase within the UK Economy.

And although high value manufacturing in UK out performs other sectors, we are keen to advocate a key simple message, “there has never been a better time to invest in UK Manufacturing”.

Last chance to register for you Fast Track pass for MACH 2016

Last chance to register for you Fast Track pass for MACH 2016

With just 11 short days until the doors fling open on the UK’s premier manufacturing technologies exhibition, it is your last chance to register for fast track admission for MACH 2016.

Signing-up for fast track admission will enable you to enter the show and avoid the registration queues at the NEC. With your registration you will be posted your entrance badge and a Fast Track pack which will include everything you need to navigate the show and locate all exhibitors.

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

PMI, UK and Euro-zone, March 2016:  The manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for the UK edged up slightly to stand at 51.0 (50.8 in February) and thereby extended its current run of positive figures to 36 months.  Although above 50, it only implies a modest expansion of the manufacturing sector and contributed to the figure for the whole quarter being the weakest over the past 3 years.  Data for the sub-sectors is not published, but Markit comment that “the trend in investment goods output growth continued to slow sharply, as new work received fell for the second straight month”.