Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay connected with NAA

Follow us on LinkedIn Follow us on Twitter

Stay in touch. Get all the latest NAA news and events straight to your email.

Please fill in the email box and click the sign up button


    NAA Update: Be a sponsor for the NAA Annual Dinner; exhibit at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Show; become a member of the NAA

    Raise your profile within the region’s automotive industry by becoming a sponsor for the NAA Annual Dinner, and also by becoming a full member of the NAA. There’s also the opportunity to exhibit at the UK’s leading Low Carbon Vehicle event. The theme of this month’s newsletter is education and industry, to accompany the launch […]

    Read more

    NAA Business Excellence Programme Update: Business Excellence Extension – July 2013 to June 2015

    As reported last month, a decision was finally taken on 26 March to support our project in principle up to June 2015. I am very pleased to say that the final documentation has been submitted and was approved internally by the European Regional Development Fund team at the Department for Communities and Local Government on […]

    Read more

    NAA Skills Update: Why you might be receiving a schools engagement leaflet in the post

    May has been a busy month for Autohub on the marketing front, firstly with the launch of our website and secondly with the final preparations for the schools engagement leaflet which is now being mailed out. The website contains information on apprenticeships and news on workforce development activities within companies. We are also planning to […]

    Read more

    In the Driving Seat: Sami Falou, Assistant Director, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills – BIS North West

    Sami Falou, Assistant Director, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills – BIS North West, has a background of working with Unilever brands around the world, which has provided valuable experience for Sami’s current role of leading on NW manufacturing to help improve the competitiveness of the sector. Name Sami Falou Company Department for Business, Innovation […]

    Read more

    NAA Member Company Profile: Juno Racing Cars

    Juno Racing Cars is a race constructor based in Leyland, Lancashire, established in 1999 by ex-Williams F1 design engineer Ewan Baldry. Juno recently won the contract to supply Silverstone with a new passenger ride experience car. The car, which has the look of a Formula 1 car, will be used to give members of the […]

    Read more

    Business Excellence Member News: Futaba-Tenneco wins Major Award from Toyota

    Futaba-Tenneco has won the Toyota Supplier Award for Achievement in Project Management for 2012, for introducing the tools, fixtures and assembly robots for the new Toyota Auris and the Hybrid version, as well as training most of the workforce in the new products. Burnley-based Futaba-Tenneco beat off the challenge from over 200 suppliers throughout Europe […]

    Read more

    Funding News: The Niche Vehicle R&D Competition is now open; forms can be requested until 3 June

    The Niche Vehicle R&D Competition is providing a grant pot of up to £1.35m for niche vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and technology organisations who wish to collaborate on innovative, industry-led projects focussing on developing and demonstrating vehicle or system level road-vehicle technology in the categories of Improved Fuel Efficiency & Carbon Reduction and Weight Reduction & […]

    Read more

    Event Review: Electric Vehicle Conference – Are electric vehicles practical as fleet cars?

    Are electric vehicles taking off as company fleet cars? If so, why? If not, why not? Here’s a summary of the Electric Vehicles Conference that took place in London on 30 April 2013. Key points from the Electric Vehicles Conference: Initial findings of Ultra Low Carbon Vehicle Demonstrator Programme show positive view of EVs EVs […]

    Read more

    EU votes for 2025 new car emissions target of 68-78g/km or 106mpg

    The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has voted to adopt proposals to set an indicative 2025 target of CO2 emissions from new cars of 68-75g CO2/km, or 106mpg. Although the decision still has to be confirmed by the full European Parliament, EU member states and Commission, the move lays down a marker that the average new […]

    Read more

    Applications now open for 2013 Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme – deadline approaching

    Applications are now open for the next intake of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme, starting in September 2013. Manchester Metropolitan University is one of four Universities in the UK that is delivering the fully funded Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme. 10,000 Small Businesses is a unique, practical programme designed to help the […]

    Read more

    European Regional Development Fund Northern Powerhouse
    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham