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News in brief - March/April 2002

Connect, no. 117, March/April 2002, p.8

International recognition for TWI Director

Nominations invited for TWI's premier awards

SkillWELD 2002

Regional heats in the SkillWELD competition are now underway throughout the UK and the number and calibre of the candidates continues to improve. The winners of these heats go on to the national final which will be held at TWI, Great Abington in April 2002 and may be selected to represent the welding industry at the UK Skills Show to be held in Manchester in November 2002.

This event is sponsored by Air Products, Corus, Avesta Polarit and Nederman and supported by ECITB, TWI and EMTA.

Anne Campbell MP

Anne Campbell MP
Anne Campbell MP
TWI is sorry to announce that Anne Campbell MP has decided to stand down as a Non-Executive Director of TWI after six fruitful and co-operative years working with us.

We invited Anne to join the team in order to benefit from her input on people issues and because she has a background in science. Anne is standing down because of time pressures. Her role as PPS to Patricia Hewitt, the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, is one that takes a significant amount of her time and she also wants to pursue her objective of modernising Parliament.

Following her resignation, she wrote to us to say, 'The last six years have been extremely interesting and enjoyable from my point of view. I have learned a great deal about the way business works and it has been a privilege to be associated with such an innovative and forward-looking organisation.'

6th Annual WJS Conference

This ever-popular event is to be held at TWI, Great Abington on 22 and 23 May 2002. The subject is Comply or die! - an update on directives and standards and registration forms may be obtained from the Meetings Section.

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