The second annual Metal Bashers Ball dinner dance, hosted jointly by the MMMA and ISME, was held on 17 May at the Copthorne hotel, Merry Hill.
Over 160 guests from over 25 member companies join together and celebrate contributions to UK Manufacturing.
Bill Neill of the MMMA said: “We are sure everyone who attended will agree it was great evening and a good chance to catch up with colleagues and peers, new and old alike. A very Special thank you to our sponsors this year Schuler Presses, the MTA, Eleven10 Creative and Close Brothers Asset Finance, who’s much valued contribution to this year’s event helped it to be such a big success.
“As those attended will know, this year’s special guest was Carl Chinn MBE, a local historian who gave us all a great insight into local gangsters, the real Peaky Blinders. Many thanks to Carl for taking time to join us on the night. And lastly but by no means least, a big thank you to everyone who attended the Metal Bashers Ball and here’s looking forward to the next event!
“As always, these events are not only a members-only affair, they are open to non-members as well and indeed not only from metal forming industries, but to the wider manufacturing fraternity as well. If you would like to join us next year, or to find out more about the MMMA (Metalforming Machinery Makers Association) and ISME (Institute of Sheet Metal Engineering) organisations, we’d love to hear from you. Together, we should all celebrate what we in the UK are good at!