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Standards play an important role in the economy by promoting best practice, facilitating business interaction and providing individuals and organisations with a basis for mutual understanding that facilitates communication, man

MTA Head of Operations, James Fudge, is this week’s guest on the Great British Manufacturing Podcast ( co hosted by Jefferson Group and MTD MFG.

CBI Industrial Trends Survey, August 2021:  The latest results from the CBI Industrial Trends Survey (ITS) show that while activity remains strong in August the pace of growth in output in the 3 months to August eased from its record high level in July.  There was an increase in output in 13 of the 17 categories in the ITS with the food & drink industry the strongest (this probably reflects the re-opening of the hospitality 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.

UK Business Investment and Foreign Trade, 2nd Quarter 2021:  As promised last week, we complete our round-up of the quarterly GDP data by looking at the figures for investment and foreign trade (exports/imports).

Join Irwin Mitchell and Caldwell & Robinson on 14th September at 11am to find out more about the opportunities and challenges for GB manufacturers in Northern Ireland, post Brexit. 

We are excited to announce that Professor Anand Menon, Kings College London has been confirmed as our lunchtime keynote speaker for our AGM!

The MTA Business Survey is designed to give a quick overview of the level of activity in the manufacturing technology industry with the reports only available to those members who participate.  The July edition will close next week but this means that there is still time to get your data back to us - this can be done either by using the on-line form which is available at or if you we can s

UK Manufacturing Output, 2nd Quarter 2021:  Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that manufacturing output was +0.2% higher in June than in the previous month, with the 2nd quarter showing an improvement of +1.7% compared to the 1st period of the year.  However, output in the sector is still only at 98.0% of the pre-pandemic level - using the quarterly...

We’d love to welcome our new member VLB Group UK LTD to MTA Membership. They design and manufacture a wide range of solutions for tube and pipe forming and plate roll forming lines.