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Three MTA members have this week received the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Holroyd Precision, Renishaw PLC and Unison were amongst more than 100 British businesses to have received a Queen’s Award to recognise their contribution to enterprise.

All of this year’s winners are UK businesses leading the way in international trade, innovation and sustainable development. The Queen’s Awards scheme is regarded as the most prestigious business awards in the country and 2015 marks its 50th anniversary.

Close Brothers Group plc, the leading merchant banking group, today announces the launch of a pioneering programme to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) secure the skills they need for future growth. 

Through the “Close Brothers SME Apprentice Programme”, Close Brothers will contribute to the cost of apprentices for 20 SMEs who might otherwise be unable to afford to take on a new apprentice.

Outgoing MTA President C. Mark Ridgway OBE, DL address the annual dinner and awards at the Birmingham ICC on 12th March 2015.

Honoured Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Thank you for that welcome

Some of you, particularly those that enjoy their food, may be pleased to hear that this is my last President’s speech…

For me I am honoured that it has been an extended three strikes and you’re out, rather than the normal two.

Later this evening I will be ‘pitching’ the Presidency over to Guy Mollart and taking my place in the proverbial MTA dug-out….

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) Annual Dinner and Awards took place last night at the ICC in Birmingham.

The dinner was attended in force by MTA member companies, who were welcomed to the evening by outgoing MTA President C. Mark Ridgway OBE DL. Mr Ridgway used his address to highlight the momentum that UK manufacturing has gained since the recession and called for more sustained support from Government.

The MTA has long had connections with Britain’s armed forces. Whether it’s supplying equipment and technology to them, employing former service personnel and reservists or through fundraising for service charities, the relationship has always been strong.

That’s why the Association was delighted to be asked to sign up to the armed forces corporate covenant.

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded Best Association Exhibition 2015 for its show, MACH 2014 at this year’s Association Excellence Awards.
The Award ceremony took place in London at the QEII Centre on Friday 27th February and the event brought together representatives from associations of every sector. The awards recognise individuals, teams and new initiatives, highlighting excellence in the operation of associations and how such bodies serve their members.

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) has announced that Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking is to be the headline sponsor of the largest event of its kind in the UK – MACH 2016.

The event features exhibitions that bring together the best innovations and latest developments to come from manufacturing, all under one roof.

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) and Cranfield University teamed up to host a conference on UK Industrial Surface Engineering Present and Future.

The event took place at Cranfield University’s Vincent building on 17th February 2015. Over 120 delegates joined twelve UK based surface engineering firms who exhibited at the event.

The industrial conference was chaired by Professor Jose L. Endrino, (Cranfield University) and attracted international engineers and other professionals from the supply-chain and end-users.

MACH 2016 is taking shape with over 17,000 square metres of space already allocated, some 15% up on the equivalent stage before MACH 2014.

Following a ballot for space at the Exhibition, which is set for the 11-15 April 2016 at the NEC, over 200 companies are on the floor plans with more coming in every day.

James Selka, the MTA’s Chief Executive, said: “It’s fantastic to have so many companies on board as far ahead as sixteen months before MACH 2016. It’s a great opportunity to build on success and really broaden the exhibition’s reach and scope.”

Scarborough Engineering Week took place this week and saw over 2000 young people attend. The event, aimed at young people aged from 4-19 years, is a showcase of some of the most prominent local and regional business’ who rely on engineering to be successful. It is all about empowering young people to take control of their future in an ever changing world. The show was a great opportunity to inspire, and promote careers available in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. There were lots of examples and ‘have a go’ features to show how exciting technology can be.