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NAA Update May 2012 – Carol Holden, CEO: New staff, new funding opportunities

New project manager for the Higher Apprenticeship project; Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative & RGF round 3; Niche Vehicle Network: up to £150k of grant funding; Business Excellence Networking event; Industry Forum visit to Japan New project manager for the Higher Apprenticeship project Firstly I am pleased to announce that we have a new part-time […]

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NAA Business Excellence Programme Update: Funding Available, Case Studies Commissioned, New Members, Events

The Business Excellence Programme technical consultancy and mentoring project fund aims to help automotive companies make business improvements that will help them to remain competitive and grow, and the NAA contributes 35% of costs up to £10,000 In November, I launched the Business Excellence Programme technical consultancy and mentoring project fund, for which the NAA […]

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Company Profile: Briggs Automotive Company Ltd

One of the most exciting and unique new cars to appear over recent years is the BAC Mono, and the company that produces it, Cheshire-based Briggs Automotive Company Ltd – now a Northwest Automotive Alliance member – is looking for suppliers in the region to work with them to help with expansion plans. The BAC […]

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JLR commits extra £1 billion to UK suppliers – and creates 300 jobs

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is to spend an additional £1 billion with UK suppliers over the next four years thanks to continued global demand for the Range Rover Evoque. The company also confirmed that a new logistics facility in Ellesmere Port will open this summer, managed by JLR’s logistics provider, DHL. This purpose-built automotive logistics […]

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Do you know a haulage company that wants to take part in the Low Carbon Truck demonstration trial?

The Technology Strategy Board and the Department for Transport (DfT) are to invest £9.5m to encourage and assist UK road-haulage operators to buy and use low carbon medium and heavy-goods vehicles. If you know of a company to whom this is relevant and they are uncertain or want help in applying then please contact the […]

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