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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.

13/11/18 - Future Proofing for Exporters: UK Metals Council meeting.

The UK Metals Council (UKMC) had a very successful meeting early in November, hosted by TWI at their premises in Cambridge, and representatives from 10 Trade Associations in UK metals sector attended.


The new £12.5 million Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) has been officially opened by journalist and television presenter, Steph McGovern, marking a significant investment in the future of high-value manufacturing and the metals sector.

18/10/18 - HMRC Customs Declaration Service

In August, HMRC launched the first release of its new Customs Declaration Service (CDS), which is replacing the 25 year old Customs Handing of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system.

18/10/18 - Next UK Metals Council Meeting

The next UK Metals Council meeting takes place on Wednesday 7th November 2018 in Cambridge. For more information please contact the Secretariat, Giles Willson on: 0121 601 6356 or E mail: info@ukmetalscouncil.org

15/10/18 - HMRC Customs Declaration Service

HMRC’s begins roll out of new Customs Declaration Service