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Win business in Central & Eastern Europe

Taking place on 28 February 2018 at Sixways Stadium, Worcester, funded by the ERDF SME International Growth Project Meet the experts from Slovenia, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary and the Czech Republic in 1:1 meetings to explore your export potential in these exciting markets. Why Central and Eastern Europe? - Uniquely positioned to access 100 million+ consumers. - Larg...

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We've done it! - Again

Recently our 'Control Valves' training course was certified by the CPD. Following on from this milestone, we're delighted to announce that our 'Safety Valve' training course has also been awarded CPD certification. For more information on these training courses, please email Barbra - barbra@bvaa.org.uk or click the link below. ...

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The Great Britain & Northern Ireland CETA Roadshow

How UK business can benefit when exporting to Canada. The Department for International Trade is hosting an informative session on the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). A half day event at The Manufacturing Technology Centre (Ansty Park, Coventry, CV7 9JU) on the 20th February, with the aim to enlighten delegates on how UK companies can reap the benefits of CETA whe...

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EXPORTING IS GREAT!

The Department for International Trade is regularly issuing Dates for the Diary and information about events they are hosting to encourage and facilitate UK companies with exporting. This is usually done through regional newsletters – BVAA for example has signed up to both Midlands and also South East regional newsletters. You can sign up for these by following the link below. ...

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Spring conference

2018 Spring Conference & Golf | Wednesday 16th & Thursday 17th May | Formby Hall, Southport The Spring Conference is moving to pastures new in 2018, and the BVAA would like to take the opportunity to welcome You All to Formby Hall, Southport. Wednesday 16th May Members are invited to attend topical and industry-relevant presentations from keynote speakers who are to ...

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Dangers of Stock Photo Usage

We are getting lots of articles for Valve User (great!!) but we must warn Members again about getting the correct permissions for the use of ‘stock’ or ‘library’ photos that are sourced externally. One of our members got a massive bill once for using such a stock photo for which that they hadn’t secured full permissions for use. Criteria which such libraries layer...

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BREXIT SURVEY RESULTS ARE...

Well, interesting. VERY interesting! First a Reminder: we re-ran exactly the same questions as we did at last year’s Regional Dinner – and TWICE as many of you responded thank you! On the key question of whether the UK should be exiting the EU – we got a more polarised opinion than last time. 4% more have moved into Strongly Agree (to exit), conversely 10% more strongly think w...

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Is your website getting a 'facelift'?

It's come to our attention that there are a lot of members giving their websites a 'facelift' or 'rebrand' etc... We still have available sponsorship places on our website, which directs traffic from our BVAA / Valve User / British Valves websites to yours. This has been proven to increase the amount of click throughs to your website by at least 10 times. For as little as £8...

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YET MORE KIT DONATIONS

A MASSIVE thank-you to both Tomoe and CraneCPE (Saunders) for their donation of fantastic demo valves for the Peter Churm Technical Centre. These replace some ancient items that have really gone past their best. Donations of training materials, particularly sectioned items or see-through models, are 1) the best tangible way for students to learn about valves but also 2) the bes...

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MANUFACTURING STRENGTHENS, BUT SKILLED LABOUR SHORTAGES BITE HARD - CBI QUARTERLY INDUSTRIAL TREND

Manufacturing growth accelerated over the last three months according to the latest quarterly CBI Industrial Trends Survey. The survey of 369 manufacturers revealed that optimism about both business conditions and export prospects improved at an above-average pace. Growth in manufacturing output and domestic and export orders all picked up, compared with the previous three-month period...

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