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Industry Focus

Advanced Manufacturing is a dynamic, globalised, sector which is constantly evolving. Much of that evolution is as a consequence of technological change which is happening at a faster rate than ever before. Manufacturing Technology that change right across sectors and in companies of all sizes. The MTA exists to help its members transform the manufacturing world.

Youth Special Show at EMO Hannover 2019 reveals how to get trainees and trainers into shape

The CBI would like to invite you to take part in an urgent snap survey on how business are preparing for Brexit and shape the CBI’s positioning on Brexit in this unpredictable political environment.

Marketing in the industrial and engineering sectors has changed dramatically in recent years. As you have probably found, traditional sales techniques, especially cold calling, no longer produce worthwhile sales leads and new customers. 

The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has scaled new heights, playing a key role in a new world record for the number of people playing the same piano at the same time.

Chancellor announces new plans to help businesses that trade with Europe prepare for October 31

HMRC is stepping up efforts to ensure businesses are ready to trade post-Brexit by automatically enrolling companies in an important customs system and doubling the numbers registered, the Chancellor announces today (Wednesday, 21 August).

CBI Industrial Trends Survey, August 2019:  In the latest results from the CBI survey, manufacturing output has stabilised following the dip in the July report, although it is a little below the long-run average.  Output over the latest 3 months (data collection ended on 12th August) grew in 7 of the 17 sub-sectors, with Pharmaceuticals, Mechanical Engineering (Machinery) and Plastics Products noted as leading the positive contributions.  The respondents expect out


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.