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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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    NAA team achieves class win in 2012 RAC Future Car Challenge in BMW 116d EfficientDynamics, returning 103mpg

    NAA members Paul Clarke and Paul Andrews drove a BMW 116d EfficientDynamics in the RAC Future Car Challenge 2012 that took place on 3 November and achieved 103mpg over the 64-mile Brighton to London route, winning the Internal Combustion Engine class. The team, representing, consisted of Paul Clarke and Paul Andrews, who shared the […]

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    Business Excellence Member Company News: mi Technology Group – Career Vacancies

    As part of its continued growth strategy, mi Technology Group (miT) is now focused on a recruitment drive to increase its existing staff by more than 10%, with specific requirements for Technicians, Graduate Engineers and Engineers. miT is an independent provider of high quality testing, engineering and contract manufacturing services to leading companies around the […]

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    SMMT News: UK is ‘Destination Of Choice’ For Global Automotive Investment

    The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has launched a new report, compiled by KPMG, that sets out why the UK has become a destination of choice for global vehicle manufacturers. The report also explains the major supply chain opportunities that exist and what makes the UK an increasingly attractive market. ▪Automotive manufacturing forecast […]

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    TSB announces £5 million Fuel Cells manufacturing and supply chain competition; networking and consortium building event

    The TSB will be running a competition to facilitate the development of potential fuel cell projects and partnerships. The aim of the competition will be to bring together the different tiers of the UK fuel cell supply chain to help create a better connected fuel cell manufacture and supply chain in the UK. The competition […]

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    IDP8 networking and consortium building event, The Low Carbon Vehicles Innovation Platform, Technology Strategy Board

    27 November 2012 at the Motor Heritage Centre at Gaydon. Join the IDP8 networking and consortium building event on 27 November and you could walk away with new project partners and a clear insight into what a successful application to the £10m IDP8 competition looks like. The Integrated Delivery Programme 8 (IDP8) competition is the […]

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