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    NAA Update: Make sure these forthcoming event dates are in your diary

    Just as we’re coming to the end of the Liverpool International Festival for Business, it’s time to look ahead to the next few months of events, including the NAA Annual Awards Dinner; NAA meetings at mi Technology, Sigmatex and NGF EUROPE; and the CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle event and the UK Advanced Engineering Show. And […]

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    In the Driving Seat:Alan Seeley, HR Manager, GETRAG FORD Transmissions GmbH

    Our In The Driving Seat features are always fascinating, allowing us to find out more about individuals in the region’s industry, and Alan Seeley is no exception, as here you can discover Alan’s big passion when he’s not at GETRAG Name Alan Seeley Company GETRAG FORD Transmissions GmbH Position HR Manager Apart from that Chairman […]

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    Special Feature: Review of Liverpool International Festival for Business –from the Liverpool City LEP and GETRAG

    As the Liverpool International Festival for Business draws to a close we thought it would be interesting to reflect upon the impact of IFB, and therefore we have asked both Alan Seeley, HR Manager at GETRAG FORD Transmissions GmbH, and Simon Reid, Sector Manager – Advanced Manufacturing from Liverpool City LEP to give us their […]

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    The Blair Project: Low Carbon NW Motorsport Hub

    There are plans to develop the North West into a low carbon motorsport hub, with associated potential supplier opportunities for regional companies Developing the North West region as a low carbon motorsport hub is the big strategy behind the Blair Project, a social enterprise which, at a more tactical level, is looking to support young […]

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    Liverpool City Region is successful in bid for Sensor City University Enterprise Zone

    This incredibly welcome announcement reflects the quality of the application put together by the two Universities and the letters of support received from industry. Sensors were identified as a specific Liverpool City Region competence during the Making It process and the Sensor City bid drew heavily on this in the submission to Government. This is […]

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    Bentley Motors set to continue its record-breaking pattern

    Bentley Motors is set to continue its record-breaking pattern, with 2014 on track to become the company’s most successful year. At the half-year point, global deliveries increased by 23%, to 5,254 cars, up from 4,279 cars in the first six months of 2013. There was strong growth across every region, with gains in China and […]

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    Vauxhall announces 300 new jobs at Ellesmere Port

    As its business grows and with another new model on the horizon Vauxhall has confirmed that it will take on 550 new employees at its manufacturing sites in Ellesmere Port and Luton, the first significant new-hire programme for a decade. Around 300 new jobs will be secured at the Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire. The […]

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    SMMT publishes new Funding, Finance and Support Guide

    The new version of the SMMT Funding, Finance and Support Guide has been updated. It contains over 140 schemes organised into European and national/regional schemes which are also cross referenced by type, category and criteria. The document has been designed for SMMT members to find the relevant schemes in a less time consuming manner. Please […]

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    New £24 million Tooling Funding Programme

    A new £24 million government fund is set to give UK-based automotive suppliers a welcome boost as they look to grow their businesses. Announced by Business Minister Michael Fallon at the Automotive Council’s Meet the Buyer event at ExCeL London, the Tooling Funding Programme will help component manufacturers design, develop and manufacture new tooling where […]

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    Automotive Sustainability Report 2014 published

    The UK automotive industry is in excellent economic, environmental and social shape according to a new report published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Key indicators in the trade body’s 15th annual Automotive Sustainability Report – which reveals figures from 2013 – show significant improvements that tally with recent growth, investment and […]

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