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    NAA Update: The EU referendum and the Northern Powerhouse

    There are two subjects that seem to dominate the business news at this time: the EU referendum, or BREXIT; and Northern Powerhouse. On 25th/26th February I attended the Northern Powerhouse Conference in Manchester and both topics were covered!… For the first one John Humphries, who was chairing the session, did a quick straw-poll asking if […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Paul Darwent, Chairman, Mini Gears

    Paul Darwent, Chairman of Mini Gears, says that he owns ‘around’ eight classic cars – it must be too many if he doesn’t know exactly how many he has!… Name Paul Darwent Company Mini Gears Position Chairman Association with NAA We have been members of the NAA for around four years now. Why did you […]

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    NAA member company profile: Plus Point

    On the whole, cars are more reliable now than ever before. That’s because car makers have to master a key step in automobile manufacturing: quality control. Established in 2005, with an emphasis on people and processes, Plus Point provides a fully managed professional service solution to manufacturing quality issues for tier one and major UK-based […]

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    NAA member benefits: NAA launches a new Business Support Service for members

    All NAA members now have easy access to a range of business support services. They will help you deal with key issues you may encounter in day-to-day business such as legal matters, health & safety, human resources / employment law, VAT and tax… This service offers you unlimited access to expert advice and almost 1,000 […]

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    Forthcoming NAA events: Can your products help lower the emissions of tomorrow’s vehicles? If so, you need to attend LCV2016, 14 & 15 September, Millbrook

    The Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) event is the UK’s largest trade show for low carbon vehicle technologies. All the leading figures in the UK low carbon vehicle sector attend LCV, so if your business has products for the automotive industry’s low carbon future and you want to meet customers who need your products, then […]

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    Forthcoming NAA events: NAA Awards & Networking Dinner, 10 November 2016, Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester

    The most important NAA event of the year is the Annual Awards & Networking Dinner, which is the best opportunity to network with fellow members over dinner and drinks. The attendee numbers grow year on year so make sure you don’t miss out in 2016… This year the dinner is being held at the Hilton […]

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    Forthcoming events: SMMT Innovation Premium Products Manufacturers Meet the Buyer event 27 April 2016

    SMMT is seeking expressions of interest for the second low volume premium product manufacturers event. This year the event will focus on innovative products and will have a Meet the Buyer session focussed on building relationships between premium product manufacturers and premium automotive vehicle manufacturers. Please note the deadline for submissions is 11 March 2016… […]

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    Forthcoming events: Buyers confirmed for Meet the Buyer at Automechanika Birmingham, 8 June 2016

    The SMMT and the Automotive Investment Organisation have announced some of the organisations who are participating in the Meet the Buyer event taking place at Automechanika Birmingham in 2016… Each of the following buyers are currently considering which products and services they are looking to meet suppliers of, and SMMT will publish a list in […]

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    Member company news: Record-Breaking Range Rover Evoque Reaches Half A Million Production Milestone

    Land Rover is celebrating the production of its 500,000th Range Rover Evoque at Halewood, just over four years after deliveries of the luxury compact SUV commenced… The Evoque is the fastest-selling and most successful Land Rover ever produced, having become the quickest to reach the half-a-million vehicle production landmark. One in every three Land Rovers […]

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    Member company news: Vauxhall wins European Car of the Year 2016 with the Astra and also celebrates the first Astra Sports Tourer built at Ellesmere Port

    Vauxhall’s all-new British-built Astra has been named European Car of the Year 2016 at the 86th Geneva Motor Show… The award was decided by 58 leading automotive journalists from around Europe. It was presented to Vauxhall/Opel CEO Dr Karl-Thomas Neumann by Car of the Year President Hakan Matson on the eve of the first press […]

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