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Newsletter Listing intro for week 41

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

This week has seen the MTA hosting a pavilion at MAKTEK Eurasia in Istanbul, the largest manufacturing technology show for Turkey and the Central Asian region. The Show has been busy and the MTA has been building links with organisations in that country, which bodes well for future business opportunities there. You can read more below.

We've also visted Scarborough Engineering Week, the annual festival of engineering staged in Yorkshire. You can a read a report of events below, as well as a little about one of the latest of the University Technical Colleges, which has opened in the town. Staying with education and development theres a chance to get involved, through Primary Engineer, in inspiring youngsters to follow in your footsteps into a career in engineering.

The MTA has been honoured with an award from the the Ministry of Defence for our particapation in the Armed Forces Covenant scheme, especailly around the very successful Forces presence at MACH 2016. 

Two final economic reminders: Firstly the 20th of October, that's next Thursday, sees the MTA's Annual Forecast Seminar, held this year at Renishaw in Gloucestershire. The event is essential to understanding what's going on in the market and you can book your place here http://www.mta.org.uk/whats-new/events/forecasting-seminar . The second is a final reminder to complete the September Business Survey, which you can access through the story below.

The Economic data this week for manufacturing/industrial output for the UK and Europe respectively shows a modest improvement in August, with the Capital Goods sector outperforming total industry in both cases.  In the UK, both the Automotive and Aerospace industries remain close to their record high levels of output, although with signs that the rate of growth may be slowing.  There was also some positive data on profitability in the UK manufacturing sector from the ONS this week and signs that there might just be a change in sentiment in the market for manufacturing technology equipment in the USA where orders increased in August ahead of IMTS when a poor month might have been expected – this will be a trend to watch in the coming months.

Have a good weekend.

Economic Data this Week

Economic Data this Week

UK Manufacturing Output, August 2016:  The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released the data for the UK manufacturing sector at the end of last week;  in the latest 3 months (June, July and August 2016), total manufacturing output was -0.4% lower than in the previous 3 months (March, April and May 2016), but was +0.6% higher than  year earlier (June, July and August 2015).  In the rest of this note, we will use the same comparisons.

MTA Receives Silver Award from MoD

MTA Receives Silver Award from MoD

The MTA is deligted to announce that the Association has won the Silver Award for Employer Recognition from the Minstery of Defence.

The MTA is a signatory of the Armed Force Covenant and worked close with the MoD to deliver a reallty well received exhibit at MACH 2016. The Forces' presence there was aimed at promoting engineering as a career to young people, awareness of the potential that employing Reservists can unlock and promoting a better understanding of the role of engineering supply chains in the work of the Navy, Army and Air Force.

Help needed for Primary Engineer

Help needed for Primary Engineer

Can you spare time to be interviewed by a school student?

Primary Engineer, an organisation that encourages young people to engage with STEM subjects, have launched a free competition called  The Primary & Secondary Engineers Leaders Award for the south of England with the University of Southampton, and The Primary & Secondary Engineers Leaders Award for London with UCL. For more information please visit this website.