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NAA Business Excellence Programme Update: Project extension, next BE event, case studies, and more

Since Christmas, we have been focussing on a number of areas, including our funding application for the project extension to June 2015, preparation for a European audit, performance evidence, a major public sector event and the commissioning of the last remaining monies for mentoring and technical support in this phase of the project. I would […]

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NAA Skills Update: National Apprenticeship Week and Engaging with Schools

11th to 15th March 2013 was National Apprenticeship Week, the annual event which celebrates the positive impact apprenticeships have on individuals and businesses alike. Regular readers of the Skills article in the NAA’s newsletter might be forgiven for thinking that in ‘Susan World’ every week is Apprentice Week, but even the strongest exponents of apprenticeships […]

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In the Driving Seat: Steve Williams, Managing Director, Performance Springs Ltd, and NAA Board Member

Steve Williams sounds like he’s desperate to kick his kids out of his house and set off on a European road trip in an E-Type Jag. Name Steve Williams Company Performance Springs Ltd Position MD Apart from that NAA Board Member Director and VP of the Institute of Spring Technology Association with NAA I have […]

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BE Case Study: SMMT Meet the Buyer 2011

North West companies attend SMMT Meet the Buyer event and gain introductions to key automotive purchasers. Link to case study:- BE Case Study: SMMT Meet the Buyer 2011 North West automotive businesses meet buyers and benefit from mentoring in how to sell to major manufacturers. PROJECT SMMT Meet the Buyer event, Chester, 2011 BACKGROUND The […]

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Event Review: SMMT SME Support Roadshow, 7 March 2013

If you missed the SME Support Roadshow which explained the funding and business support available for companies in the North West, then you’d better read this summary of the event. The SMMT SME roadshow was designed to follow up from the publication of last year’s Supply Chain Finance report, and the SMMT’s Meet the Funder […]

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Investing in England's North West - European Regional Development Fund
Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham