MANUFACTURING 4.0 REVIEW

The Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) will provide a comprehensive assessment of your business over two days to identify strengths and opportunities, giving you an aligned approach towards Manufacturing 4.0.

The Review is conducted over two days and is fully funded, delivered by SMAS and Scottish Enterprise digital specialists.

For more information, click on the link here

 

PRESS RELEASE – QUARTERLY REVIEW – SEPTEMBER 2018

Scottish Engineering’s review of the manufacturing engineering sector shows overall a continuing positive quarter for the third time in 2018, albeit with some declining indicators also evident.  Order intake, exports and optimism all remain positive at less than 5% above even, whilst staffing numbers and capital investment show double digit positive indicators.

Scottish Engineering’s Chief Executive Paul Sheerin stated:  “With clarity on our future trading relationships as a result of Brexit still no clearer, maybe it’s time to turn our attention to a subject that can add a helpful direction for our industry.  The much-discussed productivity puzzle is a complex challenge, but effort in understanding the relevant factors for each business will aid competitiveness and, therefore, makes it a topic actually worth discussing.”

CLICK HERE FOR THE SEPTEMBER 2018 QUARTERLY REVIEW

Scottish Engineering Brexit Statement – 4 July 2018

Scottish Engineering has polled its member companies on the continuing Brexit uncertainty.

The results of the survey can be found in the following link

https://www.scottishengineering.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Brexit-statement-4-July-2018.pdf

https://www.insider.co.uk/news/scottish-engineering-jaguar-land-rover-12856164?utm_source=business_insider_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=EM_DailyRecord_Nletter_Business_News_smallteaser_Text_Story1&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter

 

 

Executive Interview – Paul Sheerin, Chief Executive, Scottish Engineering

Paul Sheerin, Chief Executive of Scottish Engineering, was invited to take part in Carlyle Associates’ series of Executive Interviews and Industry Spotlights.  Jamie Brown, an Associate with Carlyle, met with Paul to discuss the outlook for Scotland’s engineering sector in 2018 and beyond, Scottish Engineering’s modernisation journey, and capitalising on the industry’s innovation opportunity.

You can read the full interview here

 

Heriot-Watt University – Business Breakfast – Graduate Apprenticeship Programmes

GRADUATE APPRENTICESHIPS:

  • BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: FINANCIAL SERVICES

We are pleased to promote a Business Breakfast event on behalf of Heriot-Watt University:

Date: Wednesday 20th June 2018.  Time: 8.30am-10am.  

Venue: Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh West, 2 Research Ave S, Edinburgh, EH14 4BA.

Heriot-Watt University’s Graduate Apprenticeships (GA) scheme is fully funded by Skills Development Scotland and is a ground-breaking initiative, creating degree-qualified employees with the skills businesses need.  Graduate Apprenticeships are an opportunity to enhance business by supporting current and new employees to develop skills and talents.

This is a free event to attend, and more details can be found by clicking the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/heriot-watt-university-graduate-apprenticeships-business-breakfast-tickets-46715854378

 

DATA PROTECTION BILL 2017-19 RECEIVES ROYAL ASSENT

The Data Protection Bill 2017-19 received Royal Assent on 23 May 2018 and is now the Data Protection Act 2018.  This implements the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with effect from 25th May 2018.  The Data Protection Act 1998 has been repealed and replaced by the Data Protection Act 2018.

The Information Commissioner’s Office has now published various sets of guidance in relation to matters such as when it remains appropriate to rely on consent in relation to processing personal data, including implied consent and suggested periods for renewing consent, and also in relation to some of the individual rights, including the right of access and the right to object.

2018 LEGAL UPDATE – Friday 7th September 2018

This seminar will provide an overview of recent case law developments and discussion of changes to employment law in 2018.  The following topics will be covered during the seminar:

The Taylor Review – Good Working Practices

Termination Payments – Revised Tax Treatment

Discrimination Case Law Update  Burden of Proof, Disability, Shared Parental Pay

GDPR – Where are we now?

Employment Tribunals Update – Fees, Devolution, Case Load

Brexit – Treatment of EU Citizens currently in the UK

Bereavement Leave – A Private Member’s Bill

Case Law Update – Recent Cases of Interest

Numbers will be limited to 40.

Click here for more information on how to book and payment options

 

Heriot-Watt University – Graduate Apprenticeships

Heriot-Watt University’s Graduate Apprenticeship scheme, which is fully funded by Skills Development Scotland, is a ground-breaking initiative, creating degree-qualified employees with the skills for your engineering business needs.  For employers, Graduate Apprenticeships are an opportunity to enhance business, by supporting current and new employees to develop skills and talents.  Applications are currently open for a range of course starting this September, including Engineering, Design & Manufacture; IT Management for Business; IT Software Development; Civil Engineering; Construction & Built Environment and Business Management.

To find out more about the Graduate Apprenticeship programmes, please send an email to ga@hw.ac.uk or visit the website

 

 

SCOTTISH ENGINEERING ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER 2018

THURSDAY 17th MAY 2018 – HILTON HOTEL, 1 WILLIAM STREET, GLASGOW, G3 8HT.

We are pleased to announce that our Principal Speaker at our Annual Dinner this year will be Ruth Davidson MSP, Leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.  We are also pleased that our After Dinner speaker will be Sheriff Lindsay Wood.

The cost is £110 per person, which includes pre-dinner drinks, a 3-course meal, table wine and an after dinner liqueur.

This will be the first dinner that our new Chief Executive – Paul Sheerin – will be at the helm, and we would encourage you to attend and celebrate this prestigious event with us.

Overnight accommodation is also available.  Please contact Eileen Pirie – details below.

2018 Hilton Accommodation Booking Guidelines – 17 May

2018 Annual Dinner info

SMAS NATIONAL MANUFACTURING CONFERENCE 2018

‘MAKING SMARTER IN SCOTLAND’ – WEDNESDAY 30 MAY 2018.

THE WESTERWOOD HOTEL, CUMBERNAULD.

The SMAS National Manufacturing Conference returns to the Westerwood Hotel in Cumbernauld on Wednesday 30 May, where 400 manufacturing leaders will gather to be inspired, learn, network and debate.

The 2018 Conference features a stellar line-up of keynote speakers, including Professor Juergen Maier, CEO of Siemens UK and author of the UK Government’s recently published strategy Made Smarter Review.

Joining him on the main stage will be Sarah Jardine, Director of Manufacturing at Optos plc; Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Chairmen of Liberty Steel, and Tom Williams, Chief Operating Officer of Airbus.

The programme will include practical case-study-led workshops; an exhibition showcasing solution providers and support organisations; a speakers’ corner and improvement rooms.  A networking dinner will take place on the evening of Tuesday 29 May.  Key topics for 2018 include Industry 4.0, Leadership, Investment Skills, Business Excellence and the Circular Economy.

Who Attends?

Around 400 senior manufacturing executives from across all manufacturing sectors in Scotland are expected to attend, from small SMEs through to large corporations.

Register now at the Early Bird Rate of £150 plus VAT per delegate.  This rate is only available until Friday 20 April 2018.  Full ticket price is £200 plus VAT with reduced rates for additional delegates from the same company.

For further information, contact Georgia Goodall at Speakeasy on 0131 557 1288 or by email: Georgia.goodall@speak.co.uk