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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.

The British Embassy in Colombia, through the Prosperity Fund and the Department for International Trade, are organizing the following events in a Manchester & Birmingham: seminar on Trade & Investment Opportunities in Colombia; a workshop on how to identify and work with commercial partners in Colombia; and a networking reception.  

The January edition of the MTA Business Survey is still open at - with thanks to those who have replied, we would encourage all members to take a couple of minutes to let us have your input so we can get as complete a picture of the business situation as possible. 

The MTA Business Survey for January is underway and we would encourage all members to take a couple of moments to respond.  While we are in a period of uncertainty, it is more important than ever that we have an overview of the business situation in our sector.  The on-line form available at and we look forward to receiving your responses.

Hosted by some of the most knowledgeable and renowned professionals in their respective fields, Croner’s.

Webinar & E-Learning sessions cover HR and health & safety basics, right through to specialised training sessions including relevant legislation and key case law.

Understanding the Law on Foreign Workers

• Who has automatic rights to work in the UK?

• Sponsoring migrant workers

• What checks are you required to do?

The CECIMO Toolbox has been extensively re-imagined and the latest edition is dated to reflect the data period that it covers.

The various data series that are reported have been grouped into sections which are titled Historical Data, Demand, Investment, Business Climate and General Indicators.  These are intended to guide the user through the various data series and point to the parts of the business that each section mostly reflects.

PMI, UK and Euro-zone, December 2018:  The UK manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) improved again to stand at 54.2 at the end of 2018;  this was the highest reading in the 2nd half of the year, although the quarterly average was the weakest since Q3-2016 because of the low (but still positive) PMI in October.  The improvement in December was mainly driven by new orders and stocks of purchases with IHS Markit (the organisation that compiles the PMI) reflecting that both of these...

The MTA Business Survey for December has been launched – this is one of our slightly longer quarterly surveys, but we hope that this won’t put you off and that as many MTA members as possible will take a few moments to help us build a picture of our industry as we move into what will be a momentous year for the UK economy.  The on-line form available at

The MTA are delighted to announce we will have a Pavillion for MTA Members at Automechanika Birmingham at the NEC from 4-6 June 2019

Details about the exhibition can be found at

If you would like to enquire about being part of the Pavillion please contact:

020 7298 6408

With Future Engineering Ireland only a few weeks away we are excited to inform members we have an extra booth available!

Co-located with National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, now in its 5th successful year, the exhibition will be taking place on January 17th 2019 at Citywest, Dublin.

The MTA Dinner is a highlight of the Manufacturing Calendar with place for this year’s event are filling up fast. Held at the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza in Central London the Dinner brings together hundreds of people from across manufacturing and beyond. You can find out how to make sure your company is represented here