PMG July News

5 Jul 2017

The July edition of the PMG newsletter is now available. In particular, I’d like to draw to your attention the following items:

  • An account of our PMG ‘Skills & Talent Retention’ Conference 2017 including access to all speakers’ PowerPoints – see (p 3);
  • Find out which PMG members Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson and Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon, visited before the General Election, plus, details of lots of other news stories and manufacturing business awards and competitions that are currently open for entry. (ps 2-7);
  • Details of two upcoming PMG subgroup meetings this month for Resource Efficiency and Finance which include speakers addressing subjects such as how PMG member, Magma Moulding, managed to cut energy costs by £7,800 per year and how Commercial Finance Brokers Balance for Business can help you identify innovative solutions and options for finance across the SME market and Corporate sectors. (ps 8);
  • News of work experience bursaries to support SME’s taking on Plymouth students throughout the Summer, plus all the usual information under the heading ‘Business to Business’ covering sources of finance; business support sites; overseas trading opportunities etc. (ps 10 to 13);
  • Talent retention & recruitment news & information including: news of a time-served toolmaker looking to move away from the north east of England; an update on local labour market information and details of careers related events & initiatives involving young people (ps 14 to 16);
  • Six pages of events and courses upcoming over forthcoming months, including news of a Degree Apprenticeship Launch Event on Tuesday 11th July at 15:30 – 19:30 in the Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University (ps 17 to 22);
  • Details of some well deserving requests for CSR support (ps 23 & 24);
  • Consultations on the dualling of the A303/A358 corridor between Taunton and Illminster and two Brexit surveys (page 25);
  • Plus, lots of newsletters & journals to read including a McKinsey article on ‘Technology, Jobs and the Future of Work’ which is becoming an increasingly common subject for analysis (ps 26 to 28).

The newsletter is also available online – here


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