NEWS FEATURES REVIEWS CASE STUDIES APPLICATION STORIES PRODUCTS UK manufacturers most optimistic about global economic outlook since 2014. Industry confident of global market boost The voice of industry since 1981 Britain’s manufacturers are optimistic that a growing global economy will sustain new orders and industry growth in the year ahead according to a recent survey. The 2018 EEF/AIG Executive Survey shows that the balance of companies expecting an improvement in global conditions has reached the highest level in four years, with 42% of companies expecting trading conditions to be better than last year, compared with 14% predicting world growth will be slower than last year. The optimism for the global economy… Continues on page 6 Plant & Works Engineering www.pwemag.co.uk February 2018 Issue no. 423 FURTHER NEWS COVERAGE (turn to page 6) A ward for inspiring the next generation of engineers Vicky Goldsworthy, an engineer with Futaba-Teneco, has won the Rogers Knight Award that recognises engineers who work with teachers to inspire pupils about a future in engineering. Plant & Asset Management extravaganza set to return to NEC in April 2018 Plant & Asset Management 2018 (10th - 12th April, Birmingham, NEC), the UK’s premier event for plant, asset, maintenance and works management engineers and directors, will once again open its doors to showcase the very latest in condition monitoring, computerised maintenance management, Maintenance 4.0, outsourcing/contract maintenance, energy efficiency, boilers/burners/ combustion, handling and storage plus much more. labolG nisredaeL BlairtudnI s , srelio .