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    NAA Update: Apply now for the Northwest Automotive Alliance Awards and book now for LCV2014

    The schools are back, Cenex LCV2013 has been and gone, applications for the NAA Awards have to be submitted within 20 days, so it must be autumn! I hope that you are all refreshed from your summer vacations and raring to go. We have over 200 attending the NAA Annual Dinner on 6 November; so […]

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    NAA Business Excellence Programme Update: BE Programme Gains Additional Resources, Rush for Mentoring and Technical Support Funding

    Amanda Allen has recently joined the Business Excellence Programme as Business Support Manager. I am pleased to announce that Amanda Allen has recently joined us as Business Support Manager. Amanda’s time will be split between the NAA and the Business Excellence Programme. Amanda is a highly motivated, dynamic and client focussed professional, with 12 years […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Paul Wilkinson, mi Technology Group

    Having seen the size of his dogs (or are they bears?), we’d suggest that it’s probably best not to upset Paul Wilkinson, Technical Director, mi Technology Group. Name Paul Wilkinson Company mi Technology Group Position Technical Director Apart from that NAA Board Member, FIMechE, IMechE Lancashire Area and North West Automobile Division committee member, Industrial […]

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    NAA Member Company Profile: mi Technology Group

    mi Technology Group offers test and development support, and the company has developed an enviable reputation for being able to adapt what it does to deliver exactly what each customer wants – even though it caters for customers from sectors as diverse as prestige passenger cars through off-highway machines to aerospace. So how does it […]

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    NAA Event: Northwest Automotive Alliance 2013 Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony, 6 November 2013, Carden Park, Cheshire – You are invited to apply for an award and to book a table at the dinner

    You are now invited to apply for an award and to reserve a table at the Northwest Automotive Alliance 2013 Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony – the region’s only event of its type for the automotive sector. The event is ideal for entertaining and networking and it grew to twice its size in 2012 compared […]

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    Member Company News: Jaguar Land Rover Launches National Education Programme to Encourage Young Women to Consider Engineering Careers

    Jaguar Land Rover is offering female students interested in engineering, technology and manufacturing careers a unique insight into the world of work at the UK’s largest luxury automotive manufacturer. The ‘Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers: Young Women in the Know’ course has been developed in partnership with Birmingham Metropolitan College to change outdated perceptions of engineering to […]

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    Business Excellence Company News: Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich takes stake in Leyland-based Clean Air Power

    Clean Air Power, the developer and global leader in Dual-Fuel engine management software for heavy duty vehicles, has raised £5 million via a placing of almost 52 million shares. Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich and Zara Shvidler, the wife of one of his best friends, have each taken a 1.5 per cent stake in the […]

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    Event review: Low Carbon Vehicle 2013, Millbrook, 4-5 September 2013

    The NAA and a group of NAA member companies took a stand at LCV2013, the UK’s leading low carbon vehicle event. Find out what NAA members thought of the show, and if you want to be part of the stand at next year’s event, you’ll need to book now! The LCV event has established its […]

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    Event review: CarFest North 2013

    CarFest, the idea of Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans, and now one of the North West’s largest automotive-related events, took place from 2-4 August at Oulton Park, here’s what happened. Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans’ CarFest 2013 kicked off in style as Oulton Park resounded to the sound of rubber on tarmac and the laughter […]

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    North West teams score highly in Formula Student 2013

    Teams from North West universities achieved excellent placings in Formula Student, the world’s largest student motorsport event. Run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, it challenges student engineers to design, build and race a single-seat racing car in one year. Lancaster University A team of around ten mechanical, mechatronic and electrical engineering students designed and […]

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