MWMG Welcome Bank of England Member
Promoting the Sector to Powys Youth
On Tuesday Mid Wales Manufacturing Group (MWMG) were pleased to have arranged an informal round table discussion with Dr Gertjan Vlieghe a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England and some MWMG Members.
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is made up of nine members – the Governor, the three Deputy Governors for Monetary Policy, Financial Stability and Markets and Banking, the Chief Economist and four external members appointed directly by the Chancellor.
Working with Welshpool Youngsters on STEM Success
Mid Wales Manufacturing Group were delighted to take part in the Choose Your Future Powys Careers Festival held on 7th March 2018 at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells. Around 3,000 pupils from across Powys attended the event. The interactive careers and skills festival is organised by the Positive Pathways Powys partnership – a multi-agency group made up of Powys County Council, Careers Wales, Secondary schools in the county, the NPTC Group of Colleges, Cambrian Training and the Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations. The partnership aims to highlight to young people the opportunities available to them when they leave school or college.
Young Engineers Blast off on Rocket Day
Nearly 700 young people from Welshpool took part in a series of workshops to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) last week. The sessions had been arranged by Mid Wales Manufacturing Group to support the Futureproofing Engineering Skills Provision in Powys Project which is supported by Powys County Council. The aim of this project is to ensure the future growth and development of the manufacturing and engineering sector in Powys by helping to address the skills and training barriers being faced by the industry.
Budget Boost for Mid Wales Growth Deal
Young People in Powys were able to enjoy one of the last days of their Christmas holidays by taking part in a Rocket Making Day in Montgomery. Over 20 young people took up the opportunity with organisers Mid Wales Manufacturing Group.
Engineering HNC in Newtown
Mid Wales Manufacturing Group recently gave evidence at the National Assembly’s Economy Committee and has been working with Powys & Ceredigion Councils and other public and private sector representatives on the Growing Mid Wales Partnership looking at an Economic Framework for the region.
Meeting the challenge for greater precision and compliance
Responding to the needs of members identified in the Skills Survey earlier this year, NPTC in Newtown is now able to offer a full range of engineering qualification right through from a level 2 Performing Engineering Operations NVQ to a HNC in Engineering. This progression is an important step in contributing to the Futureproofing of engineering in Mid Wales ensuring we have the right people with the right skills.
Up to £3500 funding available for new apprentices
In the ever increasingly competitive world of manufacturing, the demands for greater precision becomes critical, and with increased supplier regulation to ensure compliant supply chains, places ever increasing challenges to your business. Many people are talking about Industry 4.0, and Nadcap for example, but what is the significance to your business, and what steps are required to get there?
Terrific Tee Off for Annual Mid Wales Business Charity Golf
Employers may be eligible to claim £3500 toward the cost of employing an Apprentice.
The Welsh Government has launched an incentive scheme to help you with your apprentice recruitment.
Employers will be eligible for the incentive if they meet the criteria including haveing not had an employee start an apprenticeship in the previous 30 months.
Finance Wales Introduce New £10k fast-track application
8 teams took part in this years Mid Wales Charity Golf afternoon held at St Giles Golf Club in Newtown on Friday 30th June. The event was organised by Mid Wales Manufacturing Group and Mid Wales Chamber of Commerce and companies from across the region took part in support of Newtown based Charity Small Steps
To help established small business Finance Wales have introduced a new fast- track application service for loans up to £10K.
20Twenty Business Growth Programme expanded to businesses in North Powys
IUK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are to invest up to £13 million in quantum technologies.
The Mid Wales Freight Strategy
Bangor University in collaboration with Cardiff Metropolitan University are now delivering the ten month 20Twenty Leading Business Growth Programme to businesses in North East Wales.
UK Industrial Strategy Consultation
This online survey is being carried out by MDS Transmodal on behalf of the Growing Mid Wales Partnership and the Welsh Government.
Opportunities and Events in December 2011
The UK Government has announced its consultation into the long awaited Industrial Strategy that addresses long-term challenges to the UK economy.
Opportunities and Events in November 2011
Wales Economic Growth Fund – ACT NOW
Opportunities and Events October 2011
Stop The Rot! A skills workshop...
The Minister for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science has set up an independent Micro-Business Task and Finish Group to provide her with advice and recommendations on the development and implementation of a Micro-Business Strategy for Wales.