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    NAA Update: This is a bumper edition of your newsletter containing lots of important information that may offer significant benefits for your business – please take a few minutes to review the stories

    There have recently been many important automotive announcements, such as the launch of the Automotive Sector Strategy and the associated Advanced Propulsion Centre and the Automotive Investment Organisation (AIO), which are summarised below in this newsletter, along with the latest news that the new Bentley SUV is to be manufactured at Crewe with £800m investment […]

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    NAA Business Excellence Programme Update: Opportunities for Additional Business Excellence Members

    I’m delighted to welcome seven new members to the Business Excellence Programme, all of these companies have joined since June. Last month I reported that we had been successful in securing a £1.1 million extension to the Business Excellence Programme to June 2015 from the European Regional Development Fund. Prior to the extension we had […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Andrew Lyons, University of Liverpool

    Andrew Lyons, Professor of Operations & Supply Chain Management, University of Liverpool, is a member of various institutions and has a number of other responsibilities, but we think that ‘visiting lecturer at the Universities of Grenoble & Valencia’ sounds like one of the more appealing duties… Read more Name Andrew Lyons Company University of Liverpool […]

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    NAA Member Company Profile: Optical 3D

    Optical 3D Limited is a Technical Illustration and 3D Animation company based in Nantwich. MD Tim Newbrook founded the company in 2002. As a qualified technical illustrator, Tim has a background in engineering principles and practice. He found that there was a huge gap between what generic creative agencies were producing for industry and the […]

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    NAA event review: Business Excellence Networking Meeting, Auto Marine Cables, Wednesday 10 July 2013

    Attendees at the NAA meeting at Auto Marine Cables were provided with a behind the scenes insight into the world of cables by the company’s Managing Director, Peter Hammond. The visit included an introduction to the company, its products and processes, with a focus on lean manufacturing and efficiency improvements. Peter Hammond explained how the […]

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    NAA member company news: BAC moves to new Liverpool factory

    Liverpool’s automotive industry is receiving a major boost with the announcement that the world’s first road-legal, single-seater production car is to be manufactured in the city. The Mayor of Liverpool has completed a deal with motoring pioneers Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) to move production of its ground breaking, award-winning BAC Mono car to the city. […]

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    NAA Member Company News: New Bentley SUV to be built in Crewe

    Bentley Motors has confirmed that it will proceed with the development of the Bentley SUV, the company’s fourth model line. The SUV will be made in Crewe and will go on sale in 2016. It will create over 1000 jobs in the UK. Over the next three years Bentley will invest more than £800 million […]

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    NAA Member Company News: Jaguar Land Rover named Responsible Business of the Year by Business in the Community (BITC)

    Jaguar Land Rover received the award in recognition of its significant investment in UK jobs and facilities, improving its environmental performance and increasing the skills and education opportunities for young people and existing employees. Jaguar Land Rover has created 9,000 new jobs since 2011 and will invest £2.75 billion this year, making it the largest […]

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    NAA Member Company News: Helical Technology success with RGF bid

    Projects in the North West have been conditionally awarded £81m of the £506m being made available by the Government through the fourth round of the Regional Growth Fund, The money is intended to help companies to expand their operations, create new jobs and stimulate private sector growth. The RGF is a flexible and competitive £3.2bn […]

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    SMMT News: Summary

    There have been a number of positive news items and announcements of interest to the Automotive Industry in recent weeks – we highlight some of the key ones. Details of the TSB’s IDP10 competition Launch of the Automotive Sector Strategy Announcement of the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) £500m additional funding for OLEV to 2020 Confirmation […]

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