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UK BUSINESSES are operating in an uncertain political environment. Being able to navigate these challenges and communicate your messages in a clear, impactful and persuasive way to influence the policy debate has never been greater.

Boris Johnson has instructed the Home Office and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to work with the scientific community to develop a new fast-track visa route for the brightest and best, with a view to launching it later this year.

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said:

Britain has a proud history of innovation, with home-grown inventions spanning from the humble bicycle to the lightbulb.

Make UK’s National Manufacturing Conference, will return next year on the 25th February 2020.

This annual event, which will take place at the QEII Conference Centre in central London, is renowned for bringing together industry and thought leaders along with key policy makers for a day of analysis, debate and inspiration.

European Industrial Production, June 2019:  The format of the data released by Eurostat does not easily allow for summary by quarter, so we have to focus on the single month trends.  Total industrial production in the Euro-zone fell by -1.6% compared to May 2019 and was -2.6% lower than in June 2018.  For the EU28, the trends were -1.5% and -1.9% respectively.  This marks another sharp downturn following a period of consolidation after the dip at the end of 2018.

We will be closing the July edition of the MTA Business Survey early next week but there is still time to get your return back to us if you have not done so already.  The online form at www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-jul19 is still available - we look forward to hearing from you.

The MTA are hosting a half day seminar on the 11th September 2019 at the Amazon facility in Coventry (Amazon, Lyons Park, Lyons Dr, Coventry CV5 9PF). The half day seminar will be run in conjunction with the AMT/4 – Industrial Data and Manufacturing Interfaces – BSI committee, who will provide experts speakers on the latest in data standards for manufacturing. There will also be a tour provided of the Amazon parcel sorting facility for all attendees.

Brian Foster, Head of Industry Finance at Siemens Financial Services in the UK 

Please take 1 minute to scan the selection below – the biggest Latin America & Caribbean (LatAC) activities upcoming in the UK – by country and sector.  There are many others also – for the longer list across sectors and markets (August to October), please click this link: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:article:7656203867957058402/.

Shivan Morkar - AMRC Training Centre Apprentice of the Year - is eager to use the knowledge gained from his visit to Siemens’ industry-leading Smart Factory in Germany to help improve productivity at his own workplace back home in Leeds.

Shivan’s ‘mind blowing’ trip to Siemen’s Industry 4.0 Smart Factory in Amberg and its Digital Industries headquarters in Nuremberg was the prize for being named the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre ‘Apprentice of the Year 2019’.

INDUSTRY will be held from 29 to 31 October 2019 in Fira de Barcelona,  Spain - The 4th edition of Industry is aimed to showcase the latest technology, meet the challenges related to the need to create new and more competitive industrial solutions in the face of the growing international competition in different industries.

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