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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.

European Commission Economic Sentiment Indicator and Capacity Utilisation, August 2021:  The European Commission (EC) draws from a range of surveys to construct confidence indicators for six sectors of the economy and then uses five of these (financial services is not included in the ESI) to compile its Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI).  Because of the data collection periods, the reference month (August) is that of publication but the data really refers to July.

Please find a link below to Standards Update Booklet which provides the following information:

·       The BSI committees the MTA attends

·       The standards under revision in each committee

·       The development stage of each standard under revision.

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. 

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 (https://www.mtdmfg.com/podcasts/) 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!

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