AEMT President's Update May 2018

21/05/18 An update from the President of the AEMT

As I write,Spring has well and truly sprung and sunny weather is now well and truly among us and we can now move forwards from what has been a hard winter, weather-wise, in particular.

The winter has not been without the odd business casualty through and it is with personal sadness that I see the HG Rewinds group of companies is now in administration. HG Rewinds are long-established members of the AEMT and have generally played an active role. Indeed, in Philip Bourne, who retired several years ago, they provided the AEMT President during a tricky time for the AEMT and help stabilise the organisation and move it forwards. It does serve to remind me that no business has the right to exist and only by hard work, good luck and due diligence will businesses continue to thrive and prosper. For my part, I am keen that the AEMT continues to offer all its members useful support and real business benefits, to help all of our members succeed in the long-term.

I recently attended the excellent Pump Industry Awards, hosted by the BPMA, an organisation with many similar aims, beliefs and common interests as ours. Although I attended as an EMIR Software representative on the night, and congratulations to ABB who pipped us on the night to Industry Supplier of the Year, it was good to see so many companies making the effort to enter and attend such a night, and their attendance was duly rewarded with a very enjoyable evening and a celebration of excellent engineering endeavour.

In a similar fashion, our own AEMT awards are already scheduled for November 29th at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Coventry. If you didn’t attend last year’s excellent event, I can only urge that you look to enter an award or at least attend the ceremony, as it is a great networking opportunity and a chance to receive due praise for the excellent work you have undertaken. This year, very importantly, we will be providing a Conference during the day at the same venue, so you now have the chance to be educated and entertained in the same day! More information will be coming to you soon on what promises to be the best day’s event the electro-mechanical industry has ever seen, so please keep an eye out and support the AEMT and its efforts to support you and the industry! There may still be the odd sponsorship place available too if you are keen to get involved and associate your business with such industry excellence.

The AEMT will also be running several other networking events over the summer and of course we have the AGM on June 13th, so please take the time to visit the excellent AEMT website www.aemt.co.uk and check out the Events page. It is certainly true that you only “get out of the association what you put in”, so please make an effort to attend AEMT events and you will be certainly be rewarded for your time.

Here’s wishing we have a great summer and I hope to meet you at an upcoming AEMT event soon.

Regards, Gary Downes

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