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    BAC opens new factory in Speke to build the Mono

    Northwest Automotive Alliance member BAC (Briggs Automotive Company) has opened a new factory in Speke in order to increase production of the world’s first road-legal, single-seater production car. The BAC Mono has been gaining increasing attention over the last two years, posting some of the fastest times on tracks ranging from Top Gear to the […]

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    2013 Bentley News Highlights

    2013 has been a year of key landmarks and achievements for Bentley and its customers, with the Bentley SUV confirmed, three new models unveiled, strong sales growth through first three quarters of 2013, and the company returning to motorsport with Continental GT3. The company confirmed it will build the world’s fastest and most luxurious SUV […]

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    NAA Update: A review of 2013 and a look ahead to 2014

    It’s December, so this is our final newsletter for 2013, and it contains a lot of interesting information, ranging from why individual companies won the respective NAA Awards, to a survey that may lead to opportunities to supply into Tier 1 companies, and even a chance to have a free fleet review, so I would […]

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    NAA Business Excellence Programme Update: Membership has now exceeded 100 companies!

    As we approach the end of 2013 we have seen the number of companies in the North West seeking support through the Business Excellence Programme dramatically increase. We are proud to announce that in November we reached the grand total of 100 members and currently have 106 members The number of members is increasing at […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Christopher McHugh, Technical Manager, Sigmatex

    Although committed to developing the latest textile technology for industries such as automotive, it sounds like Christopher McHugh may secretly prefer to be driving up the Pacific Coast Highway in a Pontiac Firebird listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd Name Christopher McHugh Company Sigmatex Position Technical Manager Apart from that Associate with the Textile Institute, Member of […]

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    NAA News: Should next year’s Annual Awards Dinner be held at Carden Park? Join the debate now on LinkedIn

    Do you think that next year’s NAA Annual Awards Dinner should be held at Carden Park once again? – or somewhere else? – join the debate on LinkedIn The NAA has now resurrected its presence on LinkedIn, and we will be using this medium to encourage a two-way debating of issues that concern you, the […]

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    NAA Event Review: Members Networking Meeting, Pirelli Tyres, 20 November 2013, Carlisle

    NAA members who attended the recent meeting at Pirelli were left in no doubt that there’s a lot more to the four circular pieces of black rubber that connect your car to the road than meets the eye The majority of motorists, NAA members amongst them, are likely to give little thought to the one […]

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    NAA Event Review: Business Excellence Members Networking Meeting, Scorpion Automotive, 5 December 2013, Chorley

    The recent Business Excellence meeting at Scorpion Automotive was a fascinating insight into the world of vehicle security and tracking systems, as well as an interesting lesson in how to expand a business into India. There were also presentations about free consultancy to see if your fleet would benefit from electric vehicles from the Energy […]

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    Event Review: The Advanced Engineering Show, 12/13 November, NEC

    The Advanced Engineering Show, held for the first time in Hall 5 at the NEC on 12 & 13 November, proved to be an ideal platform for the NAA to get close to a very diverse range of Automotive-biased companies/sector support groups, and even led to the addition of three new members to the Business […]

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    NAA 2013 Award Winner Profile: Business Excellence Large Company Of The Year Award

    Sponsored by Electron Technical Solutions and presented by Steven Schofield, Managing Director How the award winner was assessed The assessment process for Business Excellence Award winners was based on the linkage of the project to the company objectives, project detail, achievements and future opportunities. The achievements were considered from two perspectives of ‘actual achieved to-date’ […]

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