Minister to launch Special Metals Forum

Stephen Timms will visit the National Metals Technology Centre in Rotherham next week to officially launch the Special Metals Forum.

Stephen Timms will visit the National Metals Technology Centre(NAMTEC) in Rotherham on December 6 to officially launch the Special Metals Forum.

Over 100 businesses from within the special metals sector will attend the high profile event, which will provide the opportunity to meet with other companies within the sector and to discuss key issues with Mr Timms, the minister of state for competitiveness for the Department of Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.

‘We are delighted that Stephen Timms has agreed to launch the Special Metals Forum,’ said Alan Partridge, chief executive officer of NAMTEC. ‘This is recognition of the important role that special metals play in the UK economy and the role that the forum will play in driving innovation, training and improved competitiveness within the sector.’

The event, which will be held at Swinden House in Rotherham, will be opened by Tony Pedder, the chairman of the Special Metals Forum. Stephen Timms will then address the issues of global competitiveness and the need for innovation within the sector.