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    NAA Update: You are invited to become a member of the NAA; Annual Dinner; SMMT Meet the Buyer event; more AMSCI funding; Employer Ownership of Skills Pilot

    If you are receiving and reading this newsletter then I invite you to become a full member of the NAA. The only way that the NAA can continue to offer all of its services is by building its membership base As we start to understand the implications of the reduction of funding for the Business […]

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    NAA Business Excellence Programme Update: Business Excellence Programme Extension Approaching Final Approval

    I would like to take this opportunity to update you on the Business Excellence’s proposed extension July 2013 to June 2015. It is now over a year ago that I met with the team at the European Regional Development Fund and in July 2012 I submitted the proposal for further funding. The ERDF team has […]

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    NAA Skills Update: Raising awareness of apprenticeships

    A recent Times Higher Education article revealed that more than three quarters of recent university graduates were not given advice on apprenticeships or vocational training routes before leaving secondary education The article was based on research carried out with 1,774 people who graduated in the last two years, 76% of whom said they were not […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Alex Robinson, Supply Chain Development Manager, SMMT

    Alex Robinson, Supply Chain Development Manager, SMMT, seems to have two sides to him – by day, he helps the nation’s automotive companies; by night, he can be found running around London’s canal network Name Alex Robinson Company The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders Limited (SMMT) Position Supply Chain Development Manager Association with NAA […]

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    BE Case Study: £4 Million Investment For New Glass Fibre Cord Manufacturing Facility At NGF Europe

    NGF EUROPE Ltd gains investment to build a high tensile strength fibre-forming plant in the North West, the only such facility outside Japan Link to case study on website:

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    NAA Member Company Profile: TVS Supply Chain Solutions

    TVS Supply Chain Solutions are specialists in receiving, processing and organising the flow of components and products for developers and manufacturers within the automotive, beverage, power generation and defence markets. The company looks after a range of inventory for its clients from raw materials and individual components to finished products and aftermarket spares Today, the […]

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    Event Review: Niche Vehicle Network Symposium 2013

    Car dashboards being replaced by iPads and a new UK Advanced Propulsion Centre were two of the ideas highlighted at the 2013 Niche Vehicle Network Symposium which took place on 19 March at the Heritage Centre at Gaydon The Niche Vehicle Network is an independent association of over 100 niche vehicle manufacturers, specialist technology and […]

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    Member News: Bentley Factory Goes Green With The UK’s Largest Roof-Top Solar Installation

    Bentley is to install the UK’s largest roof top solar panel system; 20,000 panels on the factory roof in Crewe will generate up to 40% of Bentley’s energy requirements and reduce CO2 usage by 2000 tonnes per year Bentley Motors has announced that it is installing the UK’s largest roof-mounted solar panel system. The installation […]

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    Member News: Awards for Bentley, Jaguar Land Rover and Vauxhall

    Bentley and Vauxhall both receive Britain’s Top Employers Award 2013, while Jaguar Land Rover has been recognised with the highest ranking in Business in the Community’s (BITC) annual benchmark of responsible business management Bentley Motors’ reputation for offering a first class workplace environment with high quality training and development opportunities has been recognised with its […]

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    Member News: Vauxhall Cars wins ACPO future technology challenge

    The Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer, British-built and converted in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire and Millbrook, Bedfordshire, wins the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) future technology challenge, playing a part in securing Police fleet dominance for Vauxhall with 70 per cent market share A crime-busting Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer, installed with Facewatch and other leading edge […]

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