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    Funding News: Shell launches national search for next big low carbon business idea

    Small enterprises looking for a “no strings attached” financial boost to aid the development of innovative, low-carbon business ideas can now apply for an award from Shell Springboard. Now in its eighth year, Shell Springboard offers businesses the chance to win up to £40,000 to help make their commercially viable ideas a reality Nine awards […]

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    NAA Skills Update: Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) skills

    Dear “Angry of Automotive”. Thank you for your comments regarding the content of my skills articles in the NAA newsletter. I am sorry that you feel that I put too much emphasis on apprenticeships, however I do take exception to your description of my passion for apprenticeships as “verging on an unhealthy obsession”. To prove […]

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    NAA Update: NAA Extension, more Funding opportunities, and Awards Dinner

    Read Carol’s news about the NAA Extension decision, more funding opportunities, the NAA Awards dinner, and the next meeting at Electron Technical Solutions. It seems months ago since the Annual Awards Dinner at Carden Park, everyone that I spoke to was very complimentary about the event and venue and we already have offers of sponsorship […]

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    NAA Business Excellence Programme Update: Astounding Support for Business Excellence Programme extension to June 2015

    I am very impressed with the level of support received from our sector for the Business Excellence extension and would like to say a big thank you, On 6 November our proposal to extend the project was reviewed by the European Regional Development Performance Monitoring Sub-Committee (PMSC). This group is a regional leaders group primarily […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Steven Schofield, Managing Director, Electron Technical Solutions Ltd

    Steven Schofield is rarely seen outside of Electron Technical Solutions because he tends to hide behind a huge camera lens. Name Steven Schofield Company Electron Technical Solutions Ltd Position Managing Director Apart from that No time really for anything else after family, home and work. Association with NAA Associated with the NAA for 6-7 years, […]

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    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham