The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) is pleased to announce that Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking is to be the headline sponsor of Britain’s biggest manufacturing technologies exhibition, MACH 2014.
The sponsorship underscores the long term relationship between Lloyds Bank and the MTA, organisers of the MACH Exhibition.
“The MTA has been working with Lloyds Bank across a number of industry initiatives in recent years and Lloyds participation in MACH 2014 is the latest example of the Bank’s commitment to the manufacturing technologies sector,” said Graham Dewhurst, Director General of the MTA.
MACH 2014 will be the second MACH Exhibition for which Lloyds Bank has been the headline sponsor and reaffirms the Bank’s commitment to UK manufacturing. MACH 2012 was a huge success, helping the Bank build its profile in the sector and giving the Exhibition an Olympic Year shot in the arm. Indeed, Lloyds Bank’s support for the MACH Exhibition can be traced back to at least the 1950s.
“The manufacturing industry is crucial to the continued resurgence of the British economy and Lloyds Bank is committed to supporting firms with the funding and guidance they need to grow, secure new contracts and generate local job opportunities,” said Richard Holden, Head of Manufacturing SME Banking at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
“We have delivered over £1billion of lending to more than 2,500 manufacturing firms in the UK through our national Manufacturing Commitment, beating our initial funding target three months ahead of schedule. MACH 2014 is a fantastic platform for manufacturers to showcase the latest industry developments and find the tools to overcome sector challenges, and Lloyds Bank is delighted to support the exhibition once again.”
The MACH 2014 Exhibition, to be held 7-11 April at the NEC Birmingham, will be forward looking and reflect the UK’s advanced engineering sector that it serves. Over 500 exhibitors will be showing the very latest in manufacturing technologies with over 6,000 tonnes of machinery being demonstrated under power. It’s the only place in the UK to see such a wide range of technology under one roof. Lloyds Bank will be contributing to the lively MACH seminar programme, joining contributions from amongst others Rolls-Royce, Airbus and Messier Bugatti Dowty.