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    NAA Update: Read Carol’s review of 2012 and look ahead to 2013

    December is often a time to reflect upon the progress during the last 12 months, so here we go. Awards Dinner Our 2012 Annual Dinner had over double the number of attendees of 2011. Whilst a huge amount of effort went into the event by NAA staff and all of our sponsors, it was a […]

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    NAA Business Excellence Programme Update: Business Excellence Programme Decision; Public Sector and Providers Event; and more

    Image: naa-be-meeting-mws-001-low-res Martin provides an update on the decision about the Business Excellence Programme Proposed Extension, and all Business Excellence Providers are invited to a Public Sector and Providers Event on 30 January 2013, for an update about the automotive sector in the region. Firstly, I would like to wish you all the best over […]

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    NAA Skills Update: Showcasing the UK’s Skills

    As the end of the year approaches and we reflect on key events which have caught our attention over the past twelve months, I’m sure that many of us will look back with pride on the success of the athletes participating in the 2012 London Olympics and the Paralympics and the role London played as […]

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    Event Review: Standing room only at Members Networking Meeting, 28 November 2012, Jaguar Land Rover, Halewood

    There was such a high demand for places at the NAA Member’s Meeting at Jaguar Land Rover that there was standing room only for many members. However the reward was a fascinating tour of the Halewood plant, and a presentation about Jaguar Land Rover’s operations that left people in no doubt about the current incredible […]

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    Event Review: From a garage start-up to a £10 million business – Business Excellence Networking Meeting, Electron Technical Solutions, 12 December 2012

    NAA Business Excellence members who attend meetings will be fortunate to have experienced many excellent events throughout 2012, however one of the most interesting presentations was from Steven Schofield, Managing Director, Electron Technical Solutions Ltd, who, at this event, tracked the company’s history from a one-man start-up in a double-garage sized unit to a £10 […]

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    NAA member Automotive Comms is part of consortium to win Ofgem funding to test the ability of the local electricity network to recharge clusters of electric vehicles

    Will local electricity networks cope with the charging of clusters of electric vehicles?: Testing project approved by Ofgem. An innovative project that will aim to provide a solution to the potential impact that the recharging of electric vehicles (EVs) may have on the local electricity network has been approved for Low Carbon Networks funding by […]

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    Funding News: TSB launches a technology-inspired innovation competition for fast-track and collaborative R&D funding

    The TSB has launched a £10m competition to support collaborative R&D projects across key enabling technology areas. They are looking to fund projects that contain a significant and identifiable element of technology innovation and risk Projects must be collaborative and business-led but there may be an opportunity to include high quality academic research for additional […]

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    CARS 2020: Action Plan for a competitive and sustainable automotive industry in Europe

    The European Commission has launched the CARS 2020 Action Plan, which is aimed at reinforcing the automotive industry’s competitiveness and sustainability With 12 million sector-related jobs, the automotive industry is vital for Europe’s prosperity and job creation. The EU needs to maintain a world-class car industry, producing the most energy-efficient and safe vehicles globally and […]

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