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The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) has announced that Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking is to be the headline sponsor of the largest event of its kind in the UK – MACH 2016.
The event features exhibitions that bring together the best innovations and latest developments to come from manufacturing, all under one roof.

This year sees Lloyds Bank sponsor the event for a third year, further strengthening a long term relationship between the bank and the MTA, the organisers of the event. MACH takes place every two years and in 2014, attracted over 23,000 visitors, and displayed 6,500 tonnes of live working machinery.

James Selka, CEO at the MTA, said: “It's fantastic to have so many companies on board as far ahead as 14 months before MACH 2016 and it's a great opportunity to build on success and really broaden the exhibition's reach and scope. We look forward to welcoming Lloyds Bank back for their third year of sponsorship – proving expert insight into important business issues.”

David Atkinson, Head of Manufacturing, SME, at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, said: “Manufacturing plays an important role and is crucial in fulfilling the country’s economic growth ambitions. At Lloyds Bank, we have committed an additional £1 billion of new lending to the sector every year until 2017 to drive growth.

“MACH 2016 is a fantastic platform for manufacturers to showcase industry developments, and we are thrilled to be able to support the exhibition again.”

Lloyds Bank’s presence at the event means that industry leaders can gain the support they may need to fulfil growth ambitions, or simply investigate alternative finance options to help drive growth.

David Richardson, Head of Manufacturing, Mid Markets, said: “We understand that manufacturing businesses have unique banking needs. At the event we can offer guidance on optimising cashflow, such as financing growth to build or enter new supply chains, improving efficiency, or helping businesses to crack new markets and prosper overseas.”

For more information, please visit the MACH 2016 website.