MTC events division celebrates success

MTC events division celebrates success

Date: Tuesday 4 December 2018

News MTC events division celebrates success

Profits help fund apprenticeship programme

The Manufacturing Technology Centre's events and conferencing division - MTC Events - is celebrating after turning over more than £2.6 million in just two years.

The division is a stand-alone business within the MTC, based on Ansty Park near Coventry. The division's profits are put back into the pioneering manufacturing apprenticeship programmes at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre.

MTC Events has seen significant growth over the last 18 months, and has hosted events for major manufacturers and business organisations covering the manufacturing, aerospace and construction sectors and related supply chains.

MTC group marketing director Richard Watkins said that the MTC and the AMTC collectively provided the perfect high-tech backdrop for events in the high value manufacturing sector, as well as other industry sectors.

"Our events team is generating significant economic value for the region, attracting OEMs, local employers and manufacturers of all sizes. The facilities available are capable of hosting events of up to 500 people, down to boardroom-sized meetings. We have the right setting in the right location and reach the right people," he said.

He added:

"As a not-for-profit organisation, all money generated by the Events team is put back into our renowned high value manufacturing apprenticeship schemes."

The MTC is an unparalleled environment for a young engineer wishing to break into the industry. The work that we are doing here today will shape the manufacturing industry for years to come. To be part of that is not only exciting but a real privilege.
Dr Clive Hickman
Chief Executive, MTC