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    NAA Update: Book now for two of 2015’s top events: our Business Excellence Networking at BAC Mono, and to be part of our stand at the CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle Show

    Please book now for both of the above events to avoid disappointment, and also take a look at our story about the £7.5m of investments that the North West supply base made in 2014 along with the creation of more than 230 jobs I hope that this newsletter finds you fully back into the swing […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Amanda Lyne, Managing Director, ULEMCo Ltd

    Find out more about Amanda Lyne, known to many for her involvement in the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, and now aiming to fuel the future with hydrogen Name Amanda Lyne Company ULEMCo Ltd Position Managing Director Apart from that Director of Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership and Chair of its Low Carbon […]

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    NAA Member Company Profile: ULEMCo

    ULEMCo Ltd, based in Liverpool, is a specialist in low emission technology, offering engineering services for the conversion of engines to run on hydrogen The company has specifically developed capability in the conversion of commercial vehicles to run as hydrogen diesel hybrids, particularly the Ford Transit, where the approach allows fleet managers to reduce their […]

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    North West Automotive Supply Base responsible for investments of over £7.5 million and more than 230 new jobs during 2014

    Investments totalling more than £7.5m were made into North West automotive supply base and niche vehicle manufacturing companies during 2014. All of the companies are Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and they have all benefited from support from the Northwest Automotive Alliance (NAA) and the NAA’s ERDF Business Excellence Project Link to: further information […]

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    Forthcoming TS16949 Training Courses – FREE training for SMEs

    You have the opportunity to take part in free TS16949 Training Courses, as long as you’re an SME, a member of Business Excellence, and you must not have previously attended any training courses or networking meetings run by the NAA. 5th February 2015 Disciplined Problem Solving – 1 Day Delivered by Systemsys 18th & 19th […]

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    Event review: MIA Low Carbon Racing Conference

    Motorsport can help the car industry reduce emissions, and the recently-launched Advanced Propulsion Centre can help make this happen. This was one of the main messages at the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) International Low Carbon Racing Conference 2015 which took place at Autosport International on 7 January at the NEC, Birmingham The event began with […]

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    Automotive Industrial Partnership, Addressing automotive skills challenges

    The Automotive Industrial Partnership is the mechanism to address the skills challenges of the entire sector. It will take responsibility for, and to transform, the end-to-end skills system for the sector, enabling automotive employers to attract and develop the current and future skilled workforce that the sector needs to compete globally. The UK automotive sector […]

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    Employer Ownership Fund SME Engineering Skills Support, Improving Engineering Skills in Smaller companies

    The Government launched a £2.5 million fund on Friday 12th December. This “offer” is open to any small or medium sized company that employs people in engineering occupations. Its aim is to help companies grow and become more productive through investing in the skills of its current and future engineers. This is the first tranche […]

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    Vauxhall Reveals Quality Secret As 5-Millionth Car Leaves Ellesmere Port

    Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port factory has released dramatic footage of a vehicle sign-off like no other, while celebrating the five-millionth car to be produced at the Cheshire plant. News of the landmark car will be an extra boost for the near-1,800 workforce at EP, who build a new car every two minutes, and is currently gearing […]

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    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham