UKTI Olympic Advanced Engineering
Promote your products on a global stage
The London 2012 Olympic Games provides a fantastic opportunity to showcase what Great Britain has to offer. UK Trade & Investment has been tasked with delivering an exciting business summit for Advanced Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive at Lancaster House in London on Friday 10 August. In addition, UKTI will host a showcase of innovative UK products to be displayed to an audience of global business leaders. Click here for details Don’t miss this opportunity to show off your product on the world stage. For a copy of the UKTI press notice announcing the Business Summit programme, visit ukti.gov.uk.
Manufacturing Advisory Service
Business Minister Mark Prisk and the Manufacturing Advisory Consortium (MAC) recently announced the launch of a new national programme which will focus on helping small and medium manufacturing businesses to grow. The new Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) is now available to all manufacturing businesses across England. It will be delivered by the MAC, which is comprised of Grant Thornton, Pera, WM Manufacturing Consortium Ltd and SWMAS Ltd. It has been estimated that the new MAS will help to generate £1.5 billion in economic growth, 23,000 jobs and safeguard 50,000 jobs. Businesses interested in finding out more about the programme should call an advisor on 0845 658 9600 or visit www.mymas.org.
High Value Opportunities (HVO)
The High Value Opportunities programme is a new approach to identifying, prioritising and supporting businesses to access large scale overseas procurement opportunities. Through its global network UKTI is able to provide UK businesses with an intensive level of support to access these opportunities which are worth billions and range from major infrastructure, manufacturing and engineering, through to big supply or value chain opportunities. www.ukti.gov.uk/export/howwehelp/item/219720.html
Design Council - Designing Demand Programme
Designing Demand is the Design Council’s mentoring service for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK. It helps businesses with an appetite for growth discover how to become more innovative, more competitive and more profitable. Management teams are led through a practical-based process that helps them to understand how design, used well, can be a strategic and effective tool to boost performance, open new markets, cut costs and reduce risk.
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Skills, Employment and Growth 2012 – Driving the UK Economy
Thursday 1 March 2012, at the QEII Conference Centre.
With growth a priority, the Government has placed precedence on delivering skills and ensuring a trained workforce is in place, in order to ensure business can flourish. Linking education to the skills the labour market requires, and helping facilitate partnership working between entrepreneurs, SMEs, industry, higher education and Government are at the forefront of plans. StartUp 2012 and Business in You have recently been launched to help facilitate this partnership. Now in its third year, and at the forefront of the current skills agenda, this year's summit will bring together leaders and practitioners from across industry, academia, and government to discuss and debate the recent and continued investment in skills and training. This timely event comes at a key time as the Government is continuing to show its commitment to promote the UK's growth and competitiveness. For further information contact Andrew Leggott, Project Manager at GovNet Communications – E-mail: email@example.com – Tel: 0161 211 3030.
Championing British Manufacturing
Launched in November 2011 by Business Secretary Vince Cable and Business Minister Mark Prisk, Make it in Great Britain is a campaign aiming to transform the image of modern UK manufacturing and to raise awareness of its importance for the economy. Starting with the Make it in Great Britain Challenge, a national competition to find the most promising and cutting-edge pre-market products or processes, it will culminate in an exhibition which celebrates the best of British manufacturing, held at the Science Museum during the Olympic and Paralympic Games time. The exhibition will highlight the successes of the manufacturing sector, show the true face of British manufacturing and encourage young people to consider a career in the industry. http://makeitingreatbritain.bis.gov.uk/
BIS Environmental Regulations Regional Roadshows 2012
The main objective of the BIS Environmental Regulations Regional Roadshows is to raise awareness and provide information and advice about the changes and developments in European legislation (specifically the RoSH Recast, the WEEE Recast and the Batteries directive). www.bis.gov.uk/roadshows