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26/04/21 - UK Metals Council welcomed the consultation on BAT regulations, urging a consistent UK-wide approach for environmental improvements.

The UK Government, and the devolved administrations, are putting in place a new regime for the development of ‘Best Available Techniques’ (BAT) that prevents and minimises impact on the environment from UK industry.

12/03/21 - Transforming Public Procurement - UKMC calls for more ambition

The UK Metals Council has welcomed the opportunity to respond to the consultation and green paper on transforming public procurement but calls for a more ambitious programme to support UK manufacturing supply chains.

17/11/20 - UK Metal Council Launches Peer Networks Programme for business growth

Peer to Peer Programme for business growth for metals companies

28/07/20 - UK Metals Council welcomes focus on the Foundation Industries in new funding competitions.

The UK Metals Council (UKMC) welcomes the focus on metals, as part of the foundation industries, that is being enabled through the Transforming Foundation Industries ISCF Challenge, which will be investing up to £4.7m in a Research and Innovation Hub to be delivered by EPSRC on behalf of UKRI.

12/02/19 - New Team at UK Metals Council

Member of the UK Metals Council, UKMC, gathered in the Midlands for their regular meeting. The meeting welcomed Simon Juden, who is the new Strategic Director for the UKMC.

12/02/19 - Resource and Waste Strategy Response

The UK Metals Council (UKMC) welcomes the recent publication of the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy. The document focuses predominantly on the challenges of single-use plastics, the confusion over household recycling, issues with packaging, food waste and waste crime, and as such, has much to commend it.

18/12/18 - Materials Processing Institute CEO to become Chair of leading UK industry body

Chris McDonald, CEO of the Materials Processing Institute, has been elected to a significant position that will play a crucial role in the future of the UK’s metals sector.Mr McDonald has been named Chair of the UK Metals Council (UKMC). He will formally take over the position in March 2019, after being voted in as Chair at the latest UKMC Board Meeting, in November.

04/12/18 - All change at the UK Metals Council.

Pam Murrell, CEO of the Cast Metals Federation and current Chair of the Metals Forum, presented Giles Willson with a case of wine in appreciation of his work running the UK Metals Council since its inception in 2015.

19/11/18 - First Foundry Apprentices start in the new National Foundry Training Centre

Institute of Cast Metals Engineers (ICME) National President, Trevor Ayre FICME, was delighted to welcome the first group of Foundry apprentices to the new National Foundry Training Centre this week for their first full block of teaching.