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manufacturers report strong output growth - CBI Survey

Production among UK manufacturers grew at the fastest pace since January 1995 in the three months to July, according to the latest quarterly CBI Industrial Trends Survey. The survey of 397 manufacturers also found that employee headcount increased at the fastest rate for three years and that hiring intentions for the coming quarter also improved. Optimism rose marginally in the three months to ...

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Travelling to Turkey?

A heads up. A friend of the BVAA recently ran into an issue in Turkey worthy of passing on. Apparently you are no longer allowed to have portable power packs with you - not in hold, or hand luggage. In this instance their very expensive power pack was thrown into the bin! In addition, their laptop was not allowed to be carried on as hand luggage either and was launched unceremoniously into ...

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BVAA's Transformational Presentation Skills Course

One of the most popular and transformational aspects of the BVAA Future Leaders Programme has been the Personal Development sessions, so much so, BVAA has recently offered the ‘Presentation Skills’ element out to the wider membership. Such a session was held on Wednesday 5th July, and it received delegates’ scores of ‘excellent’ in almost every category, with every delegate als...

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New Course - Casting Design for Valves

In Partnership with AMRC we are delighted to announce a new one-day course on 'Casting Design for Valves'. Course will cover: - Basic design principles - The process to producing a good valve casting - Improving product quality - Identifying casting defects This course aims to provide design engineers, production, specification and procurement professionals with an in-...

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Nuclear Opportunities through diversification

Identify opportunities and gain assistance for nuclear sector entry. Nuclear is a industry that presents readily accessible opportunities to companies in the oil and gas and other energy supply chains both in the decommissioning and new-build areas. There is huge potential for companies to leverage their expertise to develop and deliver solutions for the nuclear market. Atte...

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Congratulations!

We are delighted to report that BVAA Future Leader Malcolm Hay has recently achieved a BEng First with Honours. Mally - a Project Design Engineer with Bel Valves - was in the first cohort of BVAA Future Leaders and all at BVAA would like to congratulate him on his terrific success. ...

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1 Day Left!

Valve User magazine issue 42 is approaching! Deadline for adverts is tomorrow. 22nd August issue 42 will be ready for distribution! Reminder that issue 42 will be distributed at SPE Offshore Europe which last year saw 55,000+ attendees on top of our many subscribers. It's not too late to request a booking form! More Information email - Natalie@bvaa.org.uk ...

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Update from Amec Foster Wheeler

Expansion at the offshore Marjan Field, Saudi Arabia. Amec Foster Wheeler has recently been awarded a contract by Saudi Aramco for facilities required as part of the integrated oil and gas expansion of the Marjan offshore and onshore oilfield. Under the five-year contract, Amec Foster Wheeler will deliver the pre-FEED, FEED, overall programme management, and other support services ...

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Oil and gas confidence rises from historic lows

• Notable rise in confidence from historic lows last year but improvement not universal • 42% of firms expect to be growing by January 2018 • More than half believe the industry has already reached the bottom Improvements in oil and gas contractor confidence both in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) and internationally suggests some businesses are seeing signs of recovery and a...

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Advertising Opportunities In Valve User Magazine

Issue 42 is approaching, and there are still a few spaces left for advertisements. We have 3 Article front cover feature boxes still available priced at £265 Plus VAT. Prices for advertisement starts from a measly £105 Plus VAT. Don't forget this is our Offshore Europe Special Issue! For more information or to book please contact Natalie Miller - Nata...

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