The MTA offers a wide range of services to our members: Marketing, Grants for Training and Apprenticeships, Representation, Networking and Information. You can find out more about what we and our members have achieved together.
Although the budget is over six weeks away (Wednesday 3rd March), the consultation timescales mean that MTA has already submitted its letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. This highlights what we see as the key areas for intervention that are needed to stimulate the economy in a manufacturing friendly way in the context of both Covid-19 and Brexit. The main topics were:
The MTA Business Survey for December was launched at the start of the week. Although this is one of our slightly longer quarterly surveys, we would encourage all MTA members to take part. It only takes a couple of minutes to give your input (and you don’t have to answer all of the questions if you don’t want) and the survey gives us and you a good overview of the level of activity in the manufacturing technology sector.
Please be advised that a New Work Item Proposal has been loaded to the BSI Standards Development Portal for comment. We hope this will assist in increasing awareness of the Standards Development Portfolio. Any comments received will be submitted to AMT/10 – Robotics, for consideration when deciding the UK response to ISO.
MTA has a partnership with advice company Croner through which our members can get specific advice on HR issues. They have produced a guide to key HR topics that will come up in 2021, including:
Following on from our item about the CECIMO General Assembly last week – see https://www.mta.org.uk/resources/cecimo-general-assembly - we have to extra pieces of information and a small correction. Taking the latter first, Marcus Burton’s chairmanship of the CECIMO Economic Committee was actually renewed for two years at the December 2019 meeting and not this year.
The MTA Business Survey for November will be closing next week but there is still time to get your figures back to us. The on-line form at www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-nov20 is still open or if you would prefer a word version of the questionnaire, please contact Geoff Noon at MTA (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The SHEP (Safety and Health in Engineering Partnership) work-related stress webinar is designed to help SMEs effectively identify and take measures to reduce work-related stress - this is particularly important given the current circumstances we all find ourselves in.
CECIMO, the European umbrella organisation for manufacturers of machine tools and related Manufacturing Technologies, held its bi-annual General Assembly this week. You can read the press release below, highlighting how, even in trying times, the machine tool sector is an example of resilience that brings profitable business opportunities.
The MTA Business Survey for November is underway and we would encourage all MTA members to take part. It only takes a couple of minutes to give your input (and you don’t have to answer all of the questions if you don’t want – although we hope you will of course) and the survey gives a good overview of the level of activity in the manufacturing technology sector.
CELIMO (the European group for associations representing importers and distributors in our industry) will be holding an on-line webinar on Friday 4th December at 0930; this will be an overview of the economic situation in Europe with a focus on the industrial sector - where are we and what does the recovery look like for various industries.