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For over a decade the Manufacturing Technologies Association’s (MTA) annual Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge, has been shining a light on young designers and engineers. The nationwide competition for schools aims to encourage teenagers to recognise the opportunities of a career in engineering and further develop their practical knowledge of modern manufacturing. 

MACH wins Exhibition of the Year at Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards 2015

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) is pleased to announce that the MACH 2014 Exhibition is now a double award winning show. Following on from the success of winning Best Exhibition at The Association Excellence Awards back in February, MACH once again picked up the top prize, this time at the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards 2015.   

Speaking after the Budget, Manufacturing Technologies Association CEO James Selka, said: “We welcome the fact that the Chancellor has recognised that the Annual Investment Allowance could not fall back to £25,000 - £200,000 represents a decent, if not game changing, level. But it has to sit within a wider revision of the tax treatment of capital expenditure. We need to look at the writing down rate, exceptions for the most rapidly depreciating hard and software and the treatment of industrial buildings. Only then can we unlock the investment potential that exists and grow productivity.”

Speaking following the appointment of Sajid Javid as Business Secretary MTA Chief Executive James Selka said: “We would like to welcome Mr Javid to his pivotal role. Business needs to be at the heart of our national life and we are sure that he will be a strong voice for business in Government and beyond.

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.