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


    Semta ‘Best of British Engineering’ Awards

    Semta is calling for you to nominate the people and businesses that represent the “Best of British Engineering “. Nominations are now open for: Apprentice of the Year sponsored by Marshall Higher Apprentice of the Year sponsored by Rolls-Royce Graduate of the Year sponsored by Atkins Champion of the Year sponsored by BAE Systems Skills […]

    Read more

    NAA Update: Thank you for your support of the Annual Awards Dinner

    Our Annual Awards Dinner was a huge success, with more than 260 people attending this year, compared to just over 100 in 2012, and only 50 the previous year. Congratulations to our award winners and well done to all the companies that submitted award applications. And of course a very big thank you to our […]

    Read more

    NAA Business Excellence Programme Update: New members, new projects, new events

    This past month has once again been extremely busy supporting companies with applications for Business Excellence mentoring and technical support and we have now received applications to subsidise 82 projects; the vast majority of which have been supported and progressed. We have also seen a surge in new members wishing to gain support through the […]

    Read more

    In the Driving Seat: Craig Allen, Group Manufacturing and IT Director, Ener-G Plc

    Craig appears to have a liking for running around in mud, and his two young sons already seem to be following in their father’s footsteps Name Craig Allen Company Ener-G Plc Position Group Manufacturing and IT Director Apart from that Judging panel member for recent EEF Manufacturing Awards (Sept 2013) Association with NAA 2-3 years […]

    Read more

    NAA Member Company Profile: Norlec Sheet Metal Limited

    Norlec Sheet Metal is one of the leading sheet metal manufacturing companies in the UK, with one of the largest ranges of CNC sheet metal machinery. The company is a manufacturer, fabricator, finisher and assembler of sheet metal products, with a focus on the production of steel components, fabrications and assemblies. It provides products and […]

    Read more

    Member Company News: Bentley becomes first automotive manufacturer to achieve Carbon Trust Water Standard

    Bentley has become the first automotive manufacturer, and among the first ten organisations in the world, to achieve the Carbon Trust Water Standard. This comes after the company reduced its water usage by 35.7 per cent over the previous year at its headquarters in Crewe, to 109,284 m³ in 2012 Achieving this reduction, Bentley’s Environmental […]

    Read more

    Business Excellence Company News: CSA Group acquires mi Technology

    CSA Group, a leading global provider of product certification and testing services, has announced the acquisition of the Leyland-based mi Technology Group. mi Technology Group is an independent, privately owned company providing analysis, research & development, testing and consultancy services to manufacturers and suppliers around the world “The acquisition of mi Technology Group is key […]

    Read more

    £75 million to build cars of the future

    Automotive companies challenged to come up with engine technologies that will make cars more efficient and change the way we drive Automotive companies are being challenged to come up with engine technologies that will make our cars more energy efficient and ultimately change the way we drive. The £75 million fund will enable businesses to […]

    Read more

    The International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014 – The Olympics for Business

    The inaugural International Festival for Business (IFB) will be the UK’s most significant international trade and commerce showcase since 1951, and the biggest concentration of business events globally in 2014 Attracting more than 250,000 delegates/visitors from 100+ countries across 50 days during June and July 2014, and hosted in the Liverpool City Region, the IFB […]

    Read more

    Guide: Why collaborate? An overview of the benefits of investing time, money and expertise in collaborative R&D partnerships

    The idea of a collaboration will often come about as a result of needing to take a product development to a higher level of technical or market readiness. Other drivers might be the need to bring in new knowledge or skills to take the company to the next level. Here’s a guide to collaboration from […]

    Read more

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