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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.

A recent report from Acas claims that poor conflict resolution cost UK organisations a staggering £28.5 billion last year, with approximately 10 million people involved in workplace conflict – which means it cost more than £1000 per employee.

To help you both prevent workplace conflict and resolve it in the most cost-effective way, the HR experts of MTA Associate Member, Citation, have created a handy free guide taking you through all you need to know as an employer.

Are you interested in how research into social or economic science can produce actionable insights to help your business adapt to innovative digital technologies?

Launching a new product or service may feel like rocket science but we can help you break it down into bitesize, manageable steps. MTA member, 4CM, is running a free half hour webinar to help with your countdown to a successful launch … 

To prepare your launch and give you a smooth journey, we’ve put together our countdown of mission critical checks from 10 to lift off! 

Date: Thursday 10th February 2022

Time: 11:30 (GMT)

The National Sales Conference is Europe's leading Personal & Professional Development event for leadership, sales, revenue & customer success professionals, providing the opportunity to be empowered and inspired by presentations from some of the world’s leading internationally renowned speakers & experts.

Date: 10th November 2022

Venue: National Conference Centre, Birmingham

Time: 9.30am – 4pm

Data published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) this week shows that UK production of cars fell to its lowest level since 1956 at 859,575 and lower even that 2020 when car production virtually stopped for about 6 weeks.

Doing business with Europe has changed. The UK has left the Single Market and Customs Union, subsequently new rules now apply. From 1st January 2022 new UK import controls on most goods in UK-EU trade came into force and there is a growing number of reported delays.

You are invited to join us for our Make UK: New 2022 Custom Controls on Goods in UK-EU Trade for practical guidance to support you with the changes.

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has confirmed they will continue to carry out spot checks on businesses across the country to review their Health & Safety measures. Not meeting these standards could result in a fine of up to £10,000 and the closing of your doors.

The government has announced the formation of an AI Standards Hub, with a pilot being led by the Alan Turing Institute supported by the British Standards Institution (BSI) and the National Physical Laboratory (NPI).

As part of the UK’s national artificial intelligence strategy, the hub will aim to increase UK contribution to the development of global AI technical standards.  Advanced engineering and manufacturing is an area which will be given particular focus, we understand.     

The soaring demand in the Middle East for Manufacturing Technology has been given further impetus by Covid, which has significantly disrupted supply chains. Local government authorities are keenly aware that imports should not be relied upon, and this has increased the already high level of investment in manufacturing, which is creating high value export opportunities for UK companies.

Climate change poses a risk to every aspect of our lives and the life of the planet, threatening to wreak havoc to the natural environment, to communities and livelihoods and the economy. Reducing carbon emissions and achieving Net Zero is essential.

The journey to Net Zero1 is a long one. Stretching years or decades into the future, the transition of our economy to a sustainable footing will be the most momentous change in business and industry of our generation.