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News

09/09/22 - Eade becomes the UK Metals Council’s first female Chair

One of manufacturing’s leading champions and business support professionals has been appointed as the new Chair of the UK Metals Council (UKMC).

19/07/22 - Stellar Speaker Line-up Announced for the New UK Metals Expo organised in Partnership with the UK Metals Council.

UK Metals Council is the proud partner of UK Metals Expo, the NEW free to attend event that brings the entire metals supply chain together with the engineering and manufacturing sector on 14 and 15 September at the NEC in Birmingham.

13/06/22 - UK Metals Council Welcomes UK Government Apprenticeship Reforms Article

Skills and recruitment issues are particularly challenging at present with a shortage of trained people entering the metals sector and more people retiring with specialist hard to replace skills.
UK Metals Council welcomes reforms announced by UK Government, whilst recognising that much more is needed to support the sector, which is key to levelling up, the UK circular economy for metals and the net zero supply chain.

04/03/22 - Steel Decarbonisation Strategies 2022 and UK Metals Council

The world's carbon neutral future will be built with steel. It is a critical component in solutions such as wind power turbines, solar panels, electric vehicles, and green buildings.

08/02/22 - UKMC supports new sector voice for manufacturing apprenticeships

The Minister for Skills, Alex Burghart MP announced the launch of a new partnership between industry and Government to grow the number of high-quality apprenticeships in the manufacturing sector.

30/01/22 - Energy Crisis – UK Metals Council Calls for Government Support

The increasing cost of energy is adversely affecting UK Metal Council Members’ ability to compete in world markets with members reporting huge price increases after the UK’s carbon price soared by 130% in 2021. UKMC calls for UK Government action.

26/01/22 - Metals Council skills champion, Colin Leighfield, retires as chair of the education, skills and training delivery group.

Since the formation of the UK Metals Council in 2020 Colin Leighfield has chaired the Metals Council’s Education, skills and training delivery group but is now stepping down and handing over to Howard Boswell

02/12/21 - UK Metals Council joins the National Manufacturing Skills Task Force

The UK Metals Council, UKMC, is very pleased to confirm it has joined the National Manufacturing Skills Task Force.

28/06/21 - Leading Aluminium Recycling Organisation (ALUPRO) joins the UK Metals Council.

ALUPRO, the industry funded, not for profit, aluminium recycling organisation has recently joined the UK Metals Council, UKMC.

26/05/21 - The CRU Steel Decarbonisation Strategies 2021 Virtual Conference

The CRU Steel Decarbonisation Strategies 2021 Virtual Conference will bring together leaders from across the global steel value chain gather to discuss pathways to carbon neutrality, what financial tools are available to support these investments and what policy frameworks are needed to make them viable.