Keeping your business compliant – HR and Health & Safety essentials

February 16, 2024

With a year of unprecedented change on the horizon in the world of employment law and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) focus areas to look out for, there’s never been a better time to make sure you nail the basics of HR and Health & Safety. If you’re in need of a refresher join our […]

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BSI Standard under review – Ergonomic Design Considerations

Please be advised that a New Work Item Proposal has been loaded to the BSI Standards Development Portal for comment. Any comments received will be submitted to the national committee “PH/9 “Applied ergonomics” for consideration when deciding the UK response to the associated Standards Development Organisation. Proposal: ISO/NP TS 22411-2 – Guidance for use in […]

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MTA Annual Dinner

February 9, 2024

April is fast approaching! Have you booked your tickets yet? The MTA’s Annual Dinner will be held on Thursday 18th April at the Vox centre onsite at the NEC. It is a slightly less formal event than usual – no black tie required and will kick off with a drinks reception at 17:30. The evening […]

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Industry Content – Implementing Industry 4.0: HR Challenges and Opportunities in Manufacturing

February 1, 2024

Croner have released a new article titled “Implementing Industry 4.0: HR Challenges and Opportunities in Manufacturing.” This article provides an in-depth look at the challenges and opportunities presented by the 4th Industrial Revolution, also known as Industry 4.0, and how strong HR practices can help businesses leverage these changes to achieve success. The article should […]

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HSE Enforcement checklist – how your members can protect their businesses

Do you know what you need to check in case an inspector comes knocking on your door? Save money and avoid expensive fines from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) with this FREE guide from our Associate Member Citation experts. They’ve pulled together the key areas that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are focusing […]

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NEW holiday entitlement rules

January 26, 2024

2024 is a year of huge change in employment law, emphasising the importance of keeping up to date on your obligations and staying ahead of what’s on the horizon to protect your business. On 1 January 2024, laws around holiday entitlement and rolled-up holiday pay for some employees/workers changed.  If this isn’t something you were […]

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Webinar | Green legislation Q&A – Fast-changing laws • Your reporting obligations and liabilities

Thursday 30th January at 10am Mazak’s carbon measuring technology MTA member Mazak will give a 10-minute talk with Q&A about how its technology can measure energy usage and carbon footprint. The technology can calculate and display several metrics, including tonnes CO2 produced, electricity costs and daily peak power. It is used to help reduce Mazak’s […]

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MTA Annual Dinner

January 19, 2024

Have you booked your tickets? The MTA’s Annual Dinner will return to the VOX during MACH 2024 on Thursday 18th April! The evening will be hosted by voice of The National Lottery and Strictly Come Dancing, Alan Dedicoat and feature entertainment from the hilarious Gary Delaney. You won’t want to miss out on a fabulous […]

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Two new BSI Proposals

January 11, 2024

Proposal: ISO/ASTM PWI 52954-1 – Additive manufacturing — Qualification principles — Part 1: Common failure modes used for risk mapping Please visit: ISO/ASTM PWI 52954-1 Comment period end date:04/02/2024 Scope This document identifies common failure modes, which can occur within operations across additive manufacturing (AM) process categories defined in ISO/ASTM 52900. It lists state-of-the-art failure […]

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CECIMO TOOLBOX AND DASHBOARD

January 5, 2024

The latest edition of the CECIMO Toolbox was also published just before Christmas – the date refers to the fact that it mainly reflects data and information covering the 3rd quarter of 2023.  The Toolbox document groups information into 6 categories covering historical data for the sector, demand, investment, the business climate, general economic indicators […]

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Croner Webinar | H&S: Metalworking Workplaces

Join us for an exclusive webinar hosted by Croner, tailored specifically for the metalworking industry . Presented by one of Croner’s experienced Health and Safety experts, this webinar is designed to address the critical Health and Safety concerns within metalworking environments. During the session, our knowledgeable speaker will delve into pertinent statistics related to metalworking […]

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NEW UK AGENT REQUEST | TAJMAC ZPS

December 15, 2023

The MTA have been approached by Tajmac ZPS would are looking for a new dealer in the UK. Their product range can be viewed at: https://www.tajmac-zps.cz/production-programm. If you are interested or would like further details, please contact James Fudge via [email protected].

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MTA EVENTS FOR 2024

We have already began planning our events programme for next year to bring our Members more value and opportunities to network. These will continue to develop, with more details becoming available and new events will also be added. Full details are always added to our website at: https://www.mta.org.uk/events/ but make sure you mark these dates […]

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BSI Standards

December 8, 2023

Please be advised that a New Work Item Proposal has been loaded to the BSI Standards Development Portal for comment. Any comments received will be submitted to the national committee AMT/4 “Industrial data and manufacturing interfaces” for consideration when deciding the UK response to the associated Standards Development Organisation. Please visit: https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/projects/9023-09617  Comment period end […]

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HMCA

An exclusive offer* to provide private medical plans for members of Manufacturing Technologies Association has been arranged with HMCA, including a £50 gift card or £100 off your first-year subscription upon joining a private medical plan. If you already have a private medical plan, are you paying too much? You could save money by transferring […]

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BSI Standards Booklet – November 2023

November 30, 2023

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. This document is updated and distributed every 3 months. It is available via the MTA’s Friday Brief […]

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Croner – Apprenticeships – A solution to the increasing skills gap?

A report from the Oxford Learning College suggests that around 40% of current workers in the UK don’t have the right qualifications for their job, either being underqualified or overqualified. It is estimated that by 2030, 20% of the UK workforce will be significantly under skilled for their jobs. Rishi Sunak acknowledged this matter during […]

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The MTA’s Annual Dinner 2024

Have you booked your ticket to the MTA Annual Dinner 2024? If not you’re in luck! The early bird rate has now been extended until the end of December! The dinner will be held on Thursday 18th April at the Vox centre onsite at the NEC. The event will be business attire – no black […]

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CELIMO TOOLING GROUP – PRESENTATIONS

November 24, 2023

CELIMO is a group of European Associations representing importers and distributors across the manufacturing technology industries.  At a recent meeting of its Tooling Group there were a series of presentations focusing on this part of our sector. Following a general economic overview of the European economy (mainly the EU as a block), which is, of […]

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New MTA President officially takes office

Tony Bowkett, CEO of Nikken, has officially taken office as the President of the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), having served as Acting President for the previous six months. Tony succeeded outgoing MTA President Dave Burley in May this year but had to wait until the association’s Annual General Meeting in November, which took place on […]

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Technology Design & Innovation Challenge

The MTA’s TDI Challenge exists to help teachers and lecturers to promote the great work of their D&T and Engineering students and to celebrate the creativity and innovation. Our competition is open to all young people aged 14-19, students can use their Design and Technology coursework from school/college. No additional work is needed! The competition […]

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Croner Update – Changes to Holiday Entitlement Laws

November 17, 2023

At Croner, we are committed to keeping you informed and up-to-date with the latest resources and information available. Over the last 7 days, we have been hard at work creating and curating content that we believe will be of great value to you and your members. Firstly, I am excited to share with you the […]

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Free transgender and non-binary HR basics guide

November 10, 2023

Are you ticking all the right boxes to help build a more inclusive and productive workplace?   Transgender and non-binary employees are an important part of any workplace. But sadly, they face an increased risk of conflict and harassment in the workplace compared to other employees – in fact, 55% of trans workers have experienced these […]

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MTA Award Winning Friday Brief

We are very pleased to announce that The MTA’s Friday Brief has won a bronze award at the Association Excellence Awards 2023 for Best Association Newsletter or Magazine (Circulation up to 6,000). The ceremony took place last Friday in London and was thoroughly enjoyed by the MTA staff who attended. Here is a comment from […]

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MTA Members Area

October 27, 2023

As you will hopefully be aware we launched new websites for our cluster earlier this year, including the MTA.  This is an ideal opportunity to make sure that your information is accurate and up to date with your business and so we have only migrated key information across.  Therefore, we kindly ask you log on […]

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Your Weekly Croner Content Update

As part of our commitment to providing valuable resources to our partnership members, we wanted to share with you our latest article, “HR Horror Stories”. This article features examples of some terrifying HR situations that businesses have faced and what advice Croner would offer. We understand that these stories may hit close to home for […]

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NEW MTA FORECASTS

October 20, 2023

At the MTA Forecast Seminar this week – kindly sponsored by Marsh Commercial (an MTA Associate Member) – we published our new forecasts for the UK market for machine tools and cutting tools;  this was alongside the Autumn edition of the Global Machine Tool Forecast.  All of these documents and the presentations from the Seminar […]

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The MTA Annual General Meeting

On the 15th November the MTA will hold our AGM at one of member facilities, NIKKEN Kosakusho Europe Ltd. This year the event will include networking, refreshments & a light buffet/canapes in the afternoon along with a guest speaker. Book your space to one of our most important events of the year and don’t miss […]

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Welcome to MTA Membership!

At Instructus Group, we can support you to invest in personal development and continuous professional growth. As experts in equality, diversity and inclusion, and a trusted name in the industry, we specialise in apprenticeships and skills based qualifications as well as personal and professional development programmes designed to transform your workforce and boost your bottom […]

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BSI Standards

October 13, 2023

Please be advised that a New Work Item Proposal has been loaded to the BSI Standards Development Portal for comment. Any comments received will be submitted to the national committee IST/33 “Information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection” for consideration when deciding the UK response to the associated Standards Development Organisation. Please visit https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/projects/9023-09346 Comment period […]

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Understanding Your Journey to Net Zero

October 6, 2023

The MTA hosted a webinar this week with Auditel, a carbon consultancy, providing carbon audit, accounting and reduction planning to a wide range of businesses across multiple sectors. The session covered information needed to make an informed decision about journeys to Net Zero. Topics covered included: Details of the above can be viewed via the […]

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MTA Forecast Seminar – 19th October

Our Annual Forecast Seminar, once again kindly Sponsored by Marsh Commercial will be held at Cranfield University on the 19th October 2023. Agenda 09:30 – 10:00 Registration 10.00 – 11:00 Global Macro-Economic Outlook – Ben May, Director of Global Macroeconomic Research, Oxford Economics 11:00 – 11:20 Refreshment Break 11:20 – 12:10 Forecasts for Key Industries […]

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CRONER – The Ethnicity Pay Gap in Great Britain

The official figures The statistics, released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) revealed that on average, ethnic minorities earn 3.8% less than white ethnic groups. However, it was also found that Chinese and Indian ethnic group workers have higher than average earnings than white British employees. In 2018 specifically, employees from a Chinese background earned 30.9% […]

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UK-EU Alignment in the Spotlight

September 29, 2023

UK-EU alignment in the spotlight The Engineering and Machinery Alliance (EAMA), of which MTA is a member, signed a letter, published in The Guardian this week, which urges “a policy of alignment with EU standards and regulations unless it is explicitly not in the UK’s interests to do so”.  The initiative was led by Paul […]

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BSI – International document on functional safety has been made more user-friendly

BS EN ISO 13849-1:2023 Safety of machinery — Safety-related parts of control systems — Part 1: General principles for design is a revised standard on designing and assessing safety control systems for machinery. It provides: To produce safer machines, you should buy BS EN ISO 13849-1:2023. Find out more here – https://protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/J2OiC99B5ixWvYIoRBkd?domain=pages.bsigroup.com

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Understanding Your Net Zero Journey

Join us and explore how Digital Twins can benefit the manufacturing sector on 4th October at 10am on Teams. Achieving net-zero within the manufacturing sector requires detailed understanding of your facility’s complex energy needs. With multiple production lines, data sources and systems, and often no unified access to data, it can be difficult to pinpoint […]

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BSI Standards

Please be advised that a New Work Item Proposal has been loaded to the BSI Standards Development Portal for comment. Any comments received will be submitted to the national committee AMT/4 “Industrial data and manufacturing interfaces” for consideration when deciding the UK response to the associated Standards Development Organisation. Proposal: ISO/NP 25500-1, Supply chain interoperability […]

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BSI Standards

September 20, 2023

Please be advised that a New Work Item Proposal has been loaded to the BSI Standards Development Portal for comment. Any comments received will be submitted to the national committee AMT/4 “Industrial data and manufacturing interfaces” for consideration when deciding the UK response to the associated Standards Development Organisation. Proposal: ISO/NP 25500-100, Supply chain interoperability […]

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The Protection Against Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Act 2023

Did you know a new law has been passed? The Protection Against Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Act 2023 came into force on 24 July – and while it hasn’t been enforced straightaway as the regulations haven’t been published yet, now’s the time to make sure you’re doing everything right when it comes to employee […]

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MTA Golf Day Roundup!

September 15, 2023

55 competitors took part in the event at one of the Midlands finest courses, Northamptonshire County Golf Club, on a warm and sunny glorious mid-September day. Thank you to all who participated. Here are the results:  Congratulations to all! We look forward to another great Golf Day next year!

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MTA FORECAST SEMINAR

September 8, 2023

The MTA Forecast Seminar will be held on the morning of Thursday 19th October at Cranfield University. The agenda will follow the usual pattern; we will start with a look at the global economy, before moving on to the key parts of the manufacturing sector and concluding with our new forecasts for the machine tool […]

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AMUK Members Forum – You’re invited!

You are invited to join AMUK for their annual Members Forum for the afternoon. We would like to welcome you along for lunch and to network with other MTA, EIA and AMUK Members. The afternoon takes place in Rocester at J.C.B Excavators Group R&D Ltd on October 3rd 2023 from 13:00-15:00 with a lunch buffet provided. Take a look at the […]

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The True Impact of Manufacturing Report

We are launching an update to the original True Impact of Manufacturing Report to reflect economic changes following the pandemic at MACH 2024! We already have some high-profile sponsors and would like to open the opportunity up to our members as well. We would like to see if anyone would be interested in being apart […]

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Super Deduction

September 1, 2023

MTA Associate Member, ForrestBrown have put together a helpful factsheet on the super deduction and what it means to Members. 31st March 2023 saw the end of the much-lauded super deduction – an incentive brought in as an attempt to soften the impact of the rise in Corporation Tax to 25%. With the UK economy […]

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BSI Standards

Please be advised that a New Work Item Proposal has been loaded to the BSI Standards Development Portal for comment. Proposal: Systems and software engineering — Software product quality Requirements and Evaluation (SQuaRE) — Common Industry Format (CIF) for Usability: Specification of human-system interaction design. Please visit ISO/PWI 25067 Comment period end date: 20/10/2023   […]

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Welcome New MTA Member!

This week the MTA welcomed a new Associate Member to our Membership! Moneypenny are UK’s #1 provider of outsourced telephone & web-based communications to businesses of all shapes & sizes. Here’s a link to their website: https://www.moneypenny.com/uk/

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Welcome New MTA Member!

August 25, 2023

This week we have welcomed Coplan Limited to MTA Membership. Coplan & KIT based in Milton Keynes, offer protective and tool control solutions to some of the world’s largest engineering and manufacturing organisations for tool and equipment storage, management and control. View their website here: https://coplancontrol.com/

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MTA’s AGM and Drinks Reception

We would like to welcome to you our AGM and drinks reception on the 15th November, hosted at NIKKEN Kosakusho Europe Ltd. The event is free for members of the MTA and EIA including all refreshments. You can register for your space(s) at https://www.mta.org.uk/event/mtas-annual-general-meeting-2023/ Please keep an eye out for more information and the announcement […]

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Mastering manual handling – free guide for your members

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), in 2020/21 poor manual handling was the second-most common cause of work-related injuries, leading to 7.3 million working days being lost. But musculoskeletal disorders are entirely preventable if you manage the risks and train your people properly. This is a hot area right now for HSE inspections, […]

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Free MTA Member Helpline – Croner

August 18, 2023

Don’t forget that members of the MTA and EIA can access FREE advice on HR, employment law and health & safety from our exclusively partnership with Croner. The Helpline gives you instant access to telephone advice from a team of experts,with the only cost to your business being the price of a low cost phone […]

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MTA Annual Golf Day 2024

September is right around the corner! If you are interested in booking a space at our Golf Day, make sure to be quick as registration is almost full. The Golf Day will be on Wednesday 13th September 2023 and will be at Northamptonshire County Golf Club this year and there are only a few spaces […]

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MTA Annual Dinner – Headline Sponsor Announced!

We are delighted to announce that Close Brothers Asset Finance will once again be sponsoring next year’s Annual Dinner. Following the success of the Annual Dinner in 2022 during the week of MACH, we will once again be holding the event at the VOX on Thursday 18th April during MACH 2024. You can book an […]

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AMUK & NCAM Mastering AM: Sharing user experience 2023

August 11, 2023

Date: 7th September 2023 “Last run in 2019 by the MTC, Mastering AM is back for 2023 in collaboration between Additive Manufacturing UK (AMUK) and the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (NCAM). Mastering AM is a conference for users of additive Manufacturing technologies where they will have the opportunity to exchange information and share best […]

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MTA FORECAST SEMINAR

The MTA Forecast Seminar will be held on the morning of Thursday 19th October at Cranfield University. The agenda will follow the usual pattern; we will start with a look at the global economy, before moving on to the key parts of the manufacturing sector and concluding with our new forecasts for the machine tool […]

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AMUK Members Forum – You’re invited!

You are invited to join AMUK for their annual Members Forum for the afternoon. We would like to welcome you along for lunch and to network with other MTA, EIA and AMUK Members. The afternoon takes place in Rocester at J.C.B Excavators Group R&D Ltd on October 3rd 2023 from 13:00-15:00 with a lunch buffet provided. Take a look at the […]

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New MTA Member!

This week we welcomed FILCOM FILTERSERVICE LTD to MTA Membership. They have now been added to our members directory on our website so go check them out! Here is a couple of sentences from them – “Filcom manufacture & provide filtration solutions. We manufacture quality filters suitable for many OEM CNC Oil Mist applications. We […]

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Citation: Holiday season is here!

August 4, 2023

During the holiday season, managing employees’ requests can be overwhelming and it demands a great deal of patience, strategic planning, and strong management skills to handle requests effectively. To avoid holiday-related stress, Citation has a great FREE guide on managing holiday leave. Prevent holiday request bottlenecks and ensure a smoother year for everyone. Download now: […]

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Carbon Programme For MTA Membership

Despite inflation creating huge challenges for businesses and consumers, and agree or disagree, it appears the UK Government is pushing ahead with their Net Zero agenda for 2050. Across much of the world the focus on the ‘carbon agenda’ is continuing to rise, with greenwashing, carbon credits and the overall agenda coming into sharp focus […]

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MTA FORECAST SEMINAR

July 28, 2023

The MTA Forecast Seminar will be held on the morning of Thursday 19th October at Cranfield University. The agenda will follow the usual pattern;  we will start with a look at the global economy, before moving on to the key parts of the manufacturing sector and concluding with our new forecasts for the machine tool […]

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MTA Annual Dinner 2024

Registrations are now open for next years MTA Annual Dinner which will be held at The VOX, Birmingham during MACH 2024! Tickets are prices at £199+VAT for MTA/EIA/AMUK Members and £299+VAT for Non-members. The evening will be hosted by voice of The National Lottery and Strictly Come Dancing, Alan Dedicoat Further details will be released […]

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BSI Standards

Any comments received will be submitted to the national committee “AMT/4 – Industrial data and manufacturing interfaces” for consideration when deciding the UK response to the associated Standards Development Organisation. Please visit https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/projects/9023-08841#/section Comment period end date: 27/08/2023 Scope This document specifies constructs for modelling product-related service systems in business terms, recognising the service environment […]

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BSI Standards

July 21, 2023

Please be advised that a New Work Item Proposal has been loaded to the BSI Standards Development Portal for comment. Any comments received will be submitted to the national committee IST/33 “Information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection” for consideration when deciding the UK response to the associated Standards Development Organisation. 1)   Proposal: ISO/PWI TS 230-13, […]

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New MTA Cluster Websites

July 13, 2023

The MTA has been working hard to ensure a single voice of the industry whilst still maintaining the identity of the individual associations under our umbrella. As a result, we have launched new websites for all associations, as well as both exhibitions we own. These sites have a common theme, whilst still being focused on […]

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BSI Standard

Please be advised that a New Work Item Proposal has been loaded to the BSI Standards Development Portal for comment. Any comments received will be submitted to the national committee MTE/1/2 – “Machine tools – Accuracy” for consideration when deciding the UK response to the associated Standards Development Organisation. Proposal: ISO/PWI TS 230-13, Test code for […]

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Meet Citation ISO Certification

July 7, 2023

Citation ISO Certification help businesses of all sizes and sectors achieve internationally recognised Standards that help them stand out from the crowd. Whether your members want to improve their efficiency and effectiveness, manage their environmental impact, enhance Health Safety, or protect their information security, Citation ISO Certification will help them achieve a globally recognised seal […]

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Training Opportunity  

June 30, 2023

Moonshooting are an organisation capable of delivering professional soft skills training, with a heavy bias toward the manufacturing industry. Owner, James Leet, is an accomplished trainer, coach and facilitator who has decades of hands-on operational experience at senior level within some of the industry’s top brands. Here’s what he has to say on the subject… […]

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MTA Apprenticeship and Training Grants & Schools Careers Convention Support

Have you taken on a new apprentice or supporting your current staff to develop their skills through training? You may be eligible for MTA Apprenticeship Grant of up to £4,000 or a Training Grant of up to £750. We also offer an interest free apprenticeship loan to help you take on your apprentice. Schools Careers […]

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E&D Committee Members 

The Education and Development Committee is looking for new support from MTA membership. The committee are also looking to bring some apprentices and graduates on board to help shape the MTA Education and Development Policies.   Education & Development Committee Member Terms & Conditions      The E&D Committee membership will be reviewed once every four years, […]

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