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    Cash incentive for manufacturers to create 200 full-time jobs for graduates

    PRESS RELEASE, 24 SEPTEMBER 2012 An additional 200 graduates are expected to be recruited by businesses in the advanced manufacturing and engineering sector across theUKafter funds to support their employment and training were announced today. Semta, the sector skills council for science, engineering and manufacturing submitted a proposal to the UK Commission for Employment and […]

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    Industrial Strategy – Cable outlines vision for future of British industry

    Today is an opportunity to set out an industrial strategy following the comments in Parliament yesterday. Industrial strategy is a cross-government product, which I have worked on specifically with my colleague David Willetts and Lord Heseltine in developing. Over the last few weeks the papers have been full of pictures of athletes. The Olympics provided […]

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    NAA Update: You are invited to attend forthcoming NAA events, and to apply for an award

    Carol invites you to attend the next NAA meetings, which include ‘A guide to marketing for NW automotive companies and suppliers’ on 4 October at MWS; the annual NAA networking dinner on 18 October at Carden Park; and a members networking meeting on 28 November at Jaguar Land Rover in Halewood. I am sure that […]

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    NAA Skills Update: Apprenticeships

    It’s that time of year when many young people have received their GCSE or A-Level results and are wondering what to do next. Thankfully, a lot of emphasis is being given to apprenticeships at present, but I worry that we are still not doing enough to promote the benefits of apprenticeships to learners, parents and […]

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    Northwest Automotive Alliance Business Awards 2012 – Final call for entries

    The Northwest Automotive Alliance Business Awards provide automotive companies with recognition for their achievements. The closing date for entries is 14 September 2012. Winners will be presented with their Awards at the NAA Annual Networking Dinner on 18 October 2012 at Carden Park Hotel, Cheshire. All North West businesses linked to the Automotive Sector can […]

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    NAA Business Excellence Programme Case Study: Funding allows Camcoat to set up the first DiamonDyze ceramic anodising production line outside North America

    Revolutionary new process gives materials such as aluminium greater strength, better appearance and corrosion resistance. Project Camcoat DiamonDyze ceramic anodising production line Background Camcoat Performance Coatings Ltd is a company that has been established for over twenty years and, as the European agent for Tech Line Coatings, applies ceramic coatings to exhausts in order to […]

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    Product Release Europe UK (PRE UK)

    Product Release Europe is a market leader in applying low-friction, chemical-resistant and non-stick coatings to plant, components and equipment, and the company’s technologies have recently been used to improve efficiency and reduce environmental impact at Jaguar Land Rover. Product Release Europe UK (PRE UK) has recently helped Jaguar Land Rover to reduce paint build-up on […]

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    Jaguar Land Rover Begins 24 Hour Shift at Halewood To Keep Pace With Global Demand

    For the first time in Halewood’s 50 year history, Jaguar Land Rover’s 4,500-strong Halewood workforce will now work around the clock to meet strong global demand for the Range Rover Evoque. Since its launch in July 2011, the Range Rover Evoque has achieved worldwide sales success, with nearly 88,000 vehicles sold in more than 170 […]

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    mi Technology Group – North West-led consortium wins funding for a ‘Car for Young Drivers’ project

    A North West-led consortium has been successful in winning funding from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles and the Technology Strategy Board for a ‘Car for Young Drivers’ project. Led by mi Technology Group, the other project partners are Juno Racing, Oaktec, Gotec Vehicle Systems, the University of Central Lancashire and the Northwest Automotive Alliance. The […]

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    MWS wins contract with ATS Euromaster

    Tyre specialist ATS Euromaster has signed a two year deal with independent wheel distributor Motor Wheel Service (MWS) aimed at more than doubling ATS Euromaster’s share of the UK commercial vehicle wheel market by the end of 2013. Thanks to its agreement with MWS, ATS Euromaster will now be able to offer a one-stop service […]

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