GTMA UPDATE – 14th January 2014

GTMA UPDATE – 14th January 2014

Workplace Pension Seminar, 29th January, National Metalforming Centre, West Bromwich
As a trade association member you will no doubt be aware that millions of workers have to be enrolled into a workplace pension scheme by their employer. Once enrolled, not only will the employee pay in to the scheme but so will the employer. Whilst this new scheme has been widely advertised, it is evident that some companies are still unclear about certain aspects of the scheme.AGENDA – FREE SEMINAR

10.00 – 10.30   Registration and Coffee
10.30 – 11.00   HR 4 UK – Angela Clay, Operations Director
11.00 – 11.10  Q&A
11.10 – 11.40   National Employment Savings Trust NEST – Matt Harman, Relationship Manager
11.40 – 11.50   Q&A
11.50 – 12.30   Scottish Widows – Gareth Davies and Phil Risbridger and Whitefriars Financial Services Ltd – Ben Moody
12.30 – 12.40   Q&A
12.40                Lunch

To register please email .

GTMA at CONTROL 2014, 6-9th May, Stuttgart

GTMA has the opportunity of offering a free half stand at Control Exhibition in Stuttgart in May.  With the agreement of the organisers we are able to offer our 3 x 2 stand to any GTMA metrology members who has not exhibited at the show before completely free of charge.  For more details please contact .

Exciting new GTMA New Home Page is now launched!
We have just made some major changes to the GTMA web site   It is hoped that the changes will be more visually pleasing to visitors coming to the site and give a better indication of what the membership can provide with regards supply chain solutions.

We would like to receive members press releases, case studies, new product/service announcements and  in particular technical case studies. It would be preferable if these could be in pdf format.  Should you require any further information about the web site then please contact

GTMA Suppliers Directory 2014

Members should have by now received their copy of the new Suppliers Directory.  If you have not received this or you require further copies please contact

GTMA News and Automotive, Rail and Marine Briefing

Why not take a look at the GTMA News and the second edition Automotive Rail and Marine publications on the home page.

Stirling Business Solutions
Manufacturer/Engineering Business for sale – (Ref. 1176)Manufacturer/engineering business for sale, specialising in quality machined components for batch production and bespoke one-off items. Location: Telford, Shropshire area (Retirement Sale).Sales Turnover: £100k, Gross Profit: £45k, Net Profit: £25k. Assets: £50k
Asking Price:  Offers invited (Assets, Name and Goodwill)
For further information, please click here
Precision Toolmaking Business for sale – (Ref 1171)

Well established, profitable precision toolmaking business for sale, capable of supplying precision tooling to a wide range of manufacturers, including the Automotive, Electrical, Electronic, and IT industries.  The business has developed a reputation for quality, reliability and professionalism; working in partnership with customers to produce tooling to their exact requirements, including the ability to provide limited production runs with their own precision moulding machine.

Location:  West Sussex. Relocatable.

Turnover: approx: £180,000.  Asking Price:  Offers in the region of £160,000 (share sale)

For further information, please click here
GTMA Events

Workplace Pensions Seminar, 29 January, National Metalforming Centre.  Please contact to register.

Meet the Toolmakers, GTMA/BPF Event, 8 May 2014

Manufacturing UK, Mazak, Worcester, 15 May 2014

Make Measurement Matter, North West, October 2014

Exhibitions 2014

Medtech, 2-3 April, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, GTMA Stand

MACH Exhibition, 7-11 April 2014, NEC, GTMA Pavilion.  Only one stand is available

Subcon, 3-5 June, NEC, GTMA Stand

PDM, 18-19 June, Telford International Centre, GTMA Stand

TCT/Interplas, 30 Sep-2 Oct, NEC, Large GTMA Pavilion in Interplas Hall please contact for more details.

Advanced Engineering, 11-12 November, NEC, GTMA Stand

LVMC 2014, 19th-20th November, Mercure Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester