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    Joint Event: Supporting Your Drive for Growth, SME Support Roadshows: North West, hosted by MAS-NW, 5 March 2014, DW Stadium, Wigan

    Start date: 05/03/2014

    There’s lots of support available for the region’s automotive industry, but do you know what this is, and how you access it? This event brings together in one place all the organisations providing support, featuring a morning of presentations and the opportunity to discuss issues one-to-one over lunch with individuals from organisations including the NAA, SMMT, MAS and Business Growth Hub Greater Manchester

    Wednesday 5 March 2014

    9.00am – 2.15pm

    DW Stadium, Wigan

    Outline programme (subject to change)

    9:00 – Arrival, coffee & networking
    9:30 – Welcome & introductions
    Carol Holden, Chief Executive, Northwest Automotive Alliance (NAA)
    Tim Hughes, Membership Account Manager, SMMT

    Followed by:

    • BIS Local – Industrial Strategy, Dr Sami Falou
    • Supply Chain Business Opportunities
      Industry Overview, Tim Hughes, SMMT
      Growing the UK Supply Chain, Rob Morbin, SMMT
      SMMT Support Services, Mairi Lucas, SMMT
    • Industry Forum
    • UKTI
    • Q&A

    Coffee break

    • NAA: BE Status, AMSCI Strive and services
      Carol Holden, Chief Executive, Northwest Automotive Alliance (NAA)
    • Local Enterprise Partnerships/Business Growth Hub Greater Manchester
      Overview of Business Support – Richard Jeffery, Director of GM Business Growth Hub
      Funding for Growth – Ian Dixon, Head of Access to Finance
      Support for Manufacturing – Nick Brandwood, Manufacturing Advisory Service Advisor
    • Challenges of becoming an automotive supplier
      Rachel Eade, Manufacturing Advisory Service
    • Case Study 1: Automotive supplier via Meet the Buyer involvement
    • Case Study 2: RGF for an automotive SME
    • Q&A

    13:15  Networking lunch
    14:15  Departure

    The registration link for the event is:

    Event Presentations:-
    1 Agenda
    2 BIS North West
    3 SMMT Introduction to SMMT
    4 UKTI Services Presentation
    5 Industry Forum
    6 NAA Supporting Your Drive for Growth
    7 Business Growth Hub
    8 Access to Finance
    9 MAS Works
    10 Performance Springs

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