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NAA Update: You are invited to become a member of the NAA; Annual Dinner; SMMT Meet the Buyer event; more AMSCI funding; Employer Ownership of Skills Pilot

If you are receiving and reading this newsletter then I invite you to become a full member of the NAA. The only way that the NAA can continue to offer all of its services is by building its membership base As we start to understand the implications of the reduction of funding for the Business […]

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NAA Business Excellence Programme Update: Business Excellence Programme Extension Approaching Final Approval

I would like to take this opportunity to update you on the Business Excellence’s proposed extension July 2013 to June 2015. It is now over a year ago that I met with the team at the European Regional Development Fund and in July 2012 I submitted the proposal for further funding. The ERDF team has […]

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NAA Skills Update: Raising awareness of apprenticeships

A recent Times Higher Education article revealed that more than three quarters of recent university graduates were not given advice on apprenticeships or vocational training routes before leaving secondary education The article was based on research carried out with 1,774 people who graduated in the last two years, 76% of whom said they were not […]

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In the Driving Seat: Alex Robinson, Supply Chain Development Manager, SMMT

Alex Robinson, Supply Chain Development Manager, SMMT, seems to have two sides to him – by day, he helps the nation’s automotive companies; by night, he can be found running around London’s canal network Name Alex Robinson Company The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders Limited (SMMT) Position Supply Chain Development Manager Association with NAA […]

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BE Case Study: £4 Million Investment For New Glass Fibre Cord Manufacturing Facility At NGF Europe

NGF EUROPE Ltd gains investment to build a high tensile strength fibre-forming plant in the North West, the only such facility outside Japan Link to case study on website:  http://northernautoalliance.com/case-studies/4-million-investment-for-new-glass-fibre-cord-manufacturing-facility-at-ngf-europe/

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Investing in England's North West - European Regional Development Fund
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