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Events for the Diary;

ISME will be holding a 'MEET THE EXPERT DAY' at the Thinktank, Birmingham

On Thursday 20th February 2018

This is to encourage youngster about the career opportunities in the Sheet Metalforming sector.

please contact Adrian Nicklin 07774 260126 for more detail.

ISME - MMMA Gold Medal Dinner Dance 2018

To Be Held on Friday 11th May 2018

Venue; Copthorne Hotel, Brierley Hill, DY4 1UR

Contact Adrian Nicklin for detail 07774 260126

ISME Skills Competition 2018

To be held at Black Country Living Museum

On Thursday 14th June 2018

Entry form and drawing available shortly 


  Frank Cooper 
We are sad to report the death of ISME Honorary member  Frank Cooper in March at the age of 75.
Frank was well known to members through his job at Ortlinghaus UK Ltd where for 21 years until his 
retirement in 2005 he was their Technical Sales Engineer specialising in clutches and brakes for 
Power Presses and metal forming equipment. However he had spent 52 years in the industry from
his apprenticeship at John Thompson and as a design draughtsman at Ductile Engineering. 
He first attended ISME meetings in the 70s becoming a full member in 1993. 
In 1997 he was elected as Hon. Secretary, a position he occupied until 2007. 
In 2005 he was made an Honorary member and in 2007 was given the Dr.Edward West Award for Services to the Institute.
Our thoughts are with his widow Angela and his children.
Bill Pinfold  ISME Hon. Secretary April 2014

Frank was always present at our Annual Skills Competitions
as an ISME Judge and will be sadly missed.

January 2014
Dear ISME Members,
Following Jack Higgins's Gold Award ( our first year Apprentice at that time ) at the UK Skills Competition in November 2012 in conjunction
with ISME , he was asked to be an Advisor during the 2013 event which he duly attended .
We have now been notified that Jack has now been selected as a member of the Squad UK Pool for the Worldskills 2015 , he will take part in
further specialist training , leading to final selection of Team UK . Team UK will represent the UK at the 43rd World Skills Competition in
Sao Paulo in Brazil in 2015 , we keep our fingers crossed for him .
I would like to take this opportunity of thanking ISME , particularly Bill & Adrian for their support and the effort they put in
during the UK skills competion in 2012 which has enabled Jack and the rest of our Apprentices to share their capabilities to a wider audience , it shows our selection process / planning / training and commitment to our Apprenticeship programme is working.
Best Regards  
Keith Chadwick
Managing Director Radshape
                                         JACK HIGGINS RADSHAPE, AT WORK ON HIS TEST PIECE THAT WON THE GOLD MEDAL IN 2012

 November 2013
Isme member Millennium Pressings was featured in the business section of the Express and Star. They have relocated to a 30,000 sq.ft. facility in West Bromwich with the help of Sandwell Council and the RGF.

The Autumn edition of the Institute's journal "Oracle" has been published with news of ISME events and developments in the Sheet Metal Industry.

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