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BMTA NEWSLETTER – AUTUMN 2021

BMTA Newsletter Autumn 2021

Welcome to the Autumn issue of the BMTA Newsletter

Our theme for this issue is the 4th Industrial Revolution. We have a feature article from Hugh Taylor at UKAS on what the Revolution is and how it is impacting UKAS activities. Daniel Povey at NPL also discusses digitalisation and the development and implementation of digital solutions.

Andy Morris of NPL, Gareth Edwards, NPL’s AMPI Programme Director and Tony Bannan, President of AMPI tell us about AMPI – the Advanced Machinery and Productivity Institute.

Wayne Terry, Chief Executive of ABCB, explores the lessons learned from remote auditing during the lockdown and looks at the growing evidence of support for a blended approach to auditing, in what he believes will inevitably be the new normal for CABs.

Jeff Llewellyn, President of the BMTA, takes a look at Inward Processing and its impact on the metrology and testing industry post-Brexit. In this article, we also publish the letters that have gone back and forth to Government officials regarding this issue.

Our BMTA Council Member article this issue profiles Dr Gavin Davies. Find out what being a Council member means to him.

Laura Vallis
Editor – BMTA Newsletter
editor@bmta.co.uk

THE FEATURES INCLUDE:

SHARE YOUR EXPERTISE IN OUR NEXT NEWSLETTER:

PAGE 2 – EDITOR’S NOTE

PAGE 3 – MEET OUR NEWSLETTER CONTRIBUTORS

Page 4 – NEWS

PAGE 9 – 12 MONTH EXTENSION TO IMPLEMENT UKCA PRODUCT SAFETY MARKING – UPDATE

PAGE 14 – INWARD PROCESSING (HMRC BRIEF 15) AND ITS IMPACT ON THE METROLOGY AND TESTING INDUSTRY POST BREXIT

By Jeff Llewellyn, President of the BMTA

PAGE 20 – UKAS AND THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

By Hugh Taylor, External Affairs Consultant, UKAS

PAGE 22 – AN INTRODUCTION TO DIGITALISATION

By Daniel Povey, Higher Research Scientist, NPL

PAGE 26 – A BLENDED APPROACH TO AUDITING

By Wayne Terry, Chief Executive, ABCB

PAGE 28 – THE ADVANCED MACHINERY AND PRODUCTIVITY INSTITUTE (AMPI)

By Andy Morris, Operations Manager, NPL North of England, Gareth Edwards, AMPI Programme Director, NPL and Tony Bannan, CEO PTG Holroyd, President of AMPI

PAGE 32 – A4I KEEPS SUPPORTING UK BUSINESSES: WATER MANAGEMENT AND WOUND TREATMENT CASE STUDIES

By Ana Sousa, Marketing and Communications Executive, LGC

PAGE 34 – BMTA COUNCIL MEMBER PROFILE – DR GAVIN DAVIES

PAGE 37 – MEMBER NOTICES

To help us provide our BMTA members with useful information we would like your help to:

  • identify and share relevant topics;
  • provide research on new technologies or techniques;
  • let us know industry news;
  • promote events and training sessions;
  • inform us of publications you think may be of interest to your fellow BMTA members.

If you would like to contribute to the next issue of the BMTA Newsletter please contact editor@bmta.co.uk with a brief synopsis.

Equally, should your business produce any information, white papers or interviews that you would like to share, please submit this to enquiries@bmta.co.uk.

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