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    NAA Update: Congratulations to all companies shortlisted for our Awards – and especially our winners

    The feedback that we have received is that everyone had an excellent evening at the NAA Annual Awards Dinner on 6th November at the Mere – especially all the award winners. It was with trepidation that I arrived at the Mere last week, wondering if we had done the right thing by changing venue, hoping […]

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    Event review: NAA companies at the Advanced Engineering Show 2014

    The Advanced Engineering UK group of events took place on 11-12 November 2014 at the NEC, Birmingham. The event consisted of the Aero Engineering Show 2014, Composites Engineering Show 2014, Automotive Engineering Show 2014 and Auto Electronics 2014. It was an extremely busy show and the NAA had a stand presence along with five of […]

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    NAA member company new product launch: Far Platform Chassis (FPC) launched at the Advanced Engineering Show

    Far-UK has launched the Far Platform Chassis (FPC) at the Advanced Engineering Show at the NEC, Birmingham, 11-12 November 2014. The FPC is a complete lightweight chassis which is fully crash compliant. It is produced in line with the company’s Light and Safe (LiSa) design philosophy. The chassis is designed for low volume automotive manufacturers […]

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    Event review: SMMT Open Forum launches report highlighting new £2bn potential for UK auto parts supply

    The NAA had a stand at the SMMT Open Forum event which took place in Solihull on 4 November. There were a number of speakers at the event including SMMT Chief Executive Mike Hawes, Jerry Hardcastle from Nissan and the Automotive Council, and Lawrence Davies from the Automotive Investment Organisation, and a new report was […]

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    Event review: Vince Cable Opens £1 Billion Advanced Propulsion Centre

    NAA Chief Executive Carol Holden OBE attended the opening of the new £1bn Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) headquarters at the University of Warwick on 6 November, which was launched by Business Secretary Vince Cable. All NAA members should be aware of the APC and its activities. Business Secretary Vince Cable opened the £1bn Advanced Propulsion […]

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    Funding news: £100m of funding for projects that deliver significant reductions in vehicle CO2 or other emissions

    Up to £100m of new funding is now available through the Advanced Propulsion Centre for projects that deliver significant reductions in vehicle CO2 or other emissions, compared to current best-in-class technologies… ‘APC 3’ projects must be collaborative and business-led and include a vehicle manufacturer or a tier 1 supplier and an SME partner. They must […]

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    First Land Rover Discovery Sport Rolls off the Production Line Securing £3.5bn in UK Supplier Contracts

    Two weeks after making its motor show debut, the first Land Rover Discovery Sport has rolled off the Halewood production line, marking another significant milestone in Jaguar Land Rover’s product offensive which will see the company deliver 50 significant product actions over the next five years. The new Discovery Sport, the world’s most versatile and […]

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    Vince Cable announces new funding to address skills shortages, with Getrag in Halewood being a competition winner

    Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced new funding to address skills shortages and build on the success of the UK’s automotive industry: £5.4 million includes a £2.7 million government investment from the Employer Ownership Fund automotive supply chain competition. Speaking at a CBI event in London with business and political leaders to discuss industrial strategy, […]

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    Low Carbon Innovation Hub

    The Low Carbon Innovation Hub (LoC) at Liverpool John Moores University creates innovative low carbon goods, processes and services, developed through collaborative partnerships between local companies in Merseyside and University researchers. Our aim is to work with local SMEs on an individual basis in order to identify opportunities for low carbon development which will ultimately […]

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    High Growth Centre, Thornton Science Park, University of Chester – The High Growth Centre Offer in 96 seconds

    The High Growth Centre offers SMEs (Small Medium Enterprises) and new start-up businesses operating in the Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Engineering and Environmental sectors valuable advice and support, to help them achieve their potential for growth and success.

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