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Event review: NAA Annual Dinner and Awards, Carden Park, 18 October 2012

Press Release From the Northwest Automotive Alliance The achievements of some of the leading companies in the region’s automotive industry have been celebrated at the Northwest Automotive Alliance (NAA) Awards, which took place at Carden Park Hotel in Cheshire on 18th October 2012. The Awards event, sponsored by Bentley Motors, was a vivid demonstration of […]

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The Niche Vehicle Network, Technology Strategy Board, BIS and OLEV jointly announce a further call for collaborative R&D projects – 21 November deadline

A Systems R&D Competition will provide a total fund of £350,000 for niche vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and technology organisations who wish to collaborate on innovative, industry-led projects focussing on developing and demonstrating system-level road-vehicle technology. The categories are: Carbon Reduction & Improved Fuel Efficiency – electric & hybrid road-vehicle development, use of alternative fuels, reduced […]

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NAA Update: Recent events: Cenex LCV2012 and Automechanika; NAA Awards and Dinner; Apprenticeships

September has been a very busy month for the NAA. Cenex LCV2012 took place over 5 & 6 September and the NAA had a stand together with three companies and three universities from the region. It was a relatively busy show and is as important for the networking and catching up on what is happening […]

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NAA Business Excellence Programme Update – September/October 2012

Through the Business Excellence programme in September we took North West delegations to the Cenex LCV event at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedford, and to Automechanika in Frankfurt. Cenex LCV Companies attending included: mi-technology and Oaktec & GO-Tec. The event was back at Millbrook this year with the vehicle ride & drive opportunities sandwiched between […]

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NAA Skills Update: Hard facts about Apprenticeships

Those of you who have met me or have read my newsletter articles will know that I am constantly ‘banging the drum’ for apprenticeships. Well, I make no excuse for this because I have seen wonderful examples of how training and development through an apprentice framework can bring enormous benefits to apprentices and businesses alike […]

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