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    NAA Update: NAA Annual Dinner & Awards, plus other 2013 events

    Time is running out to book a place at the main NAA event of the year, the Annual Awards Dinner, and there are also two other events taking place before the year is out, including the opportunity to see how some of the world’s leading performance tyres are made, at a Pirelli factory tour. We […]

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    NAA Business Excellence Programme Update: Rush for Mentoring and Technical Support

    This past couple of months has been extremely busy supporting companies with applications for Business Excellence mentoring and technical support. Currently, we are supporting over 20 new projects, which have a total value in excess of £200,000. It is fantastic to see all this investment taking place and the drive for business improvements. I have […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Amanda Holmes, Northwest Automotive Alliance

    When Amanda isn’t on NAA duty she can be found jogging/cycling around Vale of Llangollen and Dee Valley and dreaming about “how to get back onto the stage”! Name Amanda Holmes Company Northwest Automotive Alliance (Business Excellence Programme/and NAA project support) Position Project Support Manager Apart from that After a creative start in life and […]

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    NAA Member Company Profile: Setco Automotive (UK) Ltd

    Setco Automotive is a manufacturer of clutches for commercial vehicle applications, under the brand name of ‘Lipe Clutch’. The facility in Rossendale, Lancashire, was set up in 1973 and quickly established itself as the clutch supplier of choice to the UK original equipment truck manufacturers including ERF, Foden and Seddon Atkinson. Due to this strong […]

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    Member Company News: Setco Automotive (UK) Ltd to be certified to OHSAS 18001

    In 2011, Setco Automotive (UK) Ltd. gained certification to ISO/TS 16949, demonstrating its world class automotive quality systems. Having seen the benefits that a well structured management system has brought to the company, Setco was keen to roll the practice out to all areas of the business. As such, certification to OSHAS 18001 for the […]

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    Member Company News: TVS Supply Chain Solutions feature in the Business Reporter, distributed with The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph

    NAA member company TVS Supply Chain Solutions recently featured in the Business Reporter, distributed with The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph. With a UK history dating back to the turn of the 20th Century as Leyland Vehicles, TVS Supply Chain Solutions is now part of the international $6bn TVS manufacturing and logistics group. In […]

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    Free consultancy for organisations that want to consider EVs – Plugged-in Fleets Initiative 100

    Energy Saving Trust is offering free consultancy to organisations that want to consider Electric Vehicles (EVs), to support them in building the business case. The Plugged-in Fleets Initiative is funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles and the Energy Saving Trust has 100 places available for public and private sector organisations. Over the last […]

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    GrowthAccelerator – targeting high growth businesses that want to enter their next growth phase

    Led by some of the country’s most successful growth specialists, GrowthAccelerator is where you’ll find new connections, new routes to investment and the new ideas and strategy you’ll need to further grow your business and achieve its full potential. A partnership between leading private sector business growth experts, Grant Thornton, Pera, Oxford Innovation, Winning Pitch […]

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