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    NAA Skills Update: Developing a Skills Hub, and ‘Apprentices Explained!’ Event, 5 July 2012

    Find out about the new Autohub, designed to help with employing and developing apprentices, who could be Adult Apprentices as well as young school or college leavers.. Autohub This is my first skills update since joining the NAA as Project Manager for Autohub. This is the name that has been selected for the work which […]

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    Publication of Cars 21 Final Report

    The Competitive Automotive Regulatory System for the 21st Century (CARS 21) final report has been published, and it lists ways of strengthening the future of the automobile industry in Europe… Read more The Report comprises 6 Chapters headed: • A strategic vision for the EU automotive industry • Enhancing business conditions • Improving competitiveness on […]

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    Event Review: SMMT International Automotive Summit, 12 June, Canary Wharf

    Board Members from BMW and Bosch addressed a 250-strong audience of the automotive industry’s most influential leaders, meeting to discuss the key issues effecting the future growth of the sector at the UK’s most high-profile industry Summit… The SMMT International Automotive Summit featured more than 40 speakers from automotive, academia, government, new technology, social media, […]

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    Member company news: Morson International contractor has a need for speed

    An Electrical Services Engineer, Ady Stimpson, from global recruiter Morson International, has a lifelong passion for petrol that has brought him competition success across Europe and even a stint on the BBC’s Top Gear programme… Married father of four, Ady Stimpson, has long harboured a passion for adrenaline-fuelled racing competitions, and over the years has […]

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    Member company news: BAC Mono wins the 2012 Cholmondeley Pageant of Power Supercar class

    NAA member company BAC won the Supercar class with its single-seater Mono at the 2012 Cholmondeley Pageant of Power event which took place over 15-17 June, beating competitors such as the Lamborghini Gallardo, Nissan GT-R and Ferrari 458 Italia… The Cholmondeley Pageant of Power, which has NAA member Bentley as a founding sponsor, is the […]

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    Member company news: Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant will build next-generation Astra, creating 700 new jobs

    A new labour agreement based on enhanced flexibility – which received over 90 per cent ‘yes’ votes from the workforce in a ballot on 16 May – played a crucial part in earning Ellesmere Port the allocation of the next-generation Astra… The agreement comes into force in 2013 and runs into the 2020s, with assembly […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Susan Butters, Project Manager, Autohub, Northwest Automotive Alliance

    Here’s your chance to find out more about Susan Butters, the NAA’s new Autohub Project Manager – for instance, she once played Rita in Willy Russell’s ‘Educating Rita’, and she’ll watch any film as long as it has George Clooney in it. Name Susan Butters Company Northwest Automotive Alliance Position Project Manager, Autohub Apart from […]

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    NAA Business Excellence Programme Update: Business Excellence Website Launch, Case Studies, Forthcoming Events and Exhibitions, and more…

    This month Martin’s update covers the Business Excellence Website Launch, Business Excellence Competition, Case Studies, Membership, Forthcoming Events and Exhibitions, Business Excellence/Industry Awards, and Future Programme – Post December 2012.. Business Excellence Website Launch I am pleased to announce that the Business Excellence Programme’s website is now live. The aim of the website is to […]

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    NAA Update: Apprenticeships, Business Excellence Networking Meeting, Niche Vehicle Network, CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle event, and more…

    Read Carol’s update about Apprenticeships, Business Excellence Networking Meeting, Niche Vehicle Network, CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle event, other funding bids, R&D Tax Credits seminar, and the new NAA website Apprenticeship Meeting It has been a very busy few weeks since my last newsletter contribution. We held our first Apprenticeship Meeting for employers, and we have […]

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