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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 MTA Business Survey for September has been running since the start of the week;  this is one of our slightly longer quarterly surveys, but we hope that this won’t put you off from taking part.  The on-line form available at   We hope that as many MTA members as possible will take part in this survey as it provides a valuable counter-point to official data and other wider surveys - we lo

Finding skilled people is one of the greatest challenges that our members, and the rest of the engineering world, face.

A New Approach to Managing Common Health Problems at Work

This half-day workshop, delivered by Business Psychologist, Alan Bradshaw, explores the management of common health problems and introduces a new, evidence-based approach called the ‘Health <=> Work Toolbox’.

Last week the MTA, like many of its members attended the AMB exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany. The show ran for five days and attracted over 90,000 visitors with nearly 20% of those visitors coming from outside of Germany. There was good British representation throughout the show from visitors and exhibiting companies.

IMTS is one of the world’s largest manufacturing technology shows in the world and delivers over 120,000 attendees to exhibitors showcasing the latest developments in the sector. This year was no exception.

The MTA were present at the show alongside our international counterparts to support and promote Members doing business across the Atlantic.

The MTA celebrates it's 100 year anniversary in 2019 and we are delighted to announce our annual dinner will return to celebrate. Join us at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London on the 28th February.

There is just two week’s left to apply for your early bird tickets to this event where prices are held at the same as 2018’s dinner. From the 1st October prices will increase, so get in touch today and secure your place.

PMI, UK and Euro-zone, August 2018:  The UK manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) fell again, with the reading of 52.8 (a revised 53.8 for July) being the lowest for 2 years.  While this is starting to look like a sustained trend, it should be noted that this is still showing growth in activity - just slower than it has been since the Brexit referendum.  While output was slower than for some time, the main driver of the lower index seems to have been order intake and,

A new edition of the MTA Economic Report has been published and is available for members to download at  This document summarises the trends on topics such as GDP, inflation, exchange rates and trade before moving on to look at data on the manufacturing sector and its sub-sectors - much of this is gathering together of data that we cover week-by-week in the Friday Brief.  There is al

The MTA Business Survey for August is underway with the on-line form available at  We hope that as many MTA members as possible will take part in this survey as it provides a valuable counter-point to official data and other wider surveys - with thanks to those who have replied already, we look forward to hearing from you.

The MTA is sponsoring and exhibiting at the upcoming Design & Technology Association’s event - training the next generation of designers and engineers. This launch has been timed to coincide with The Conservative Party Conference which runs next door at Birmingham ICC complex from 30th September to 3rd October.