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    NAA Update: Last chance to book your seat at the 2016 NAA Awards, and a newsletter that includes our member companies dealing with Royalty (twice), the BBC, Rage Buggies and Scrapheap Challenge, amongst other things

    The NAA Annual Networking & Awards Dinner is getting very close – awards are being judged now and you have only a day or two to get your seats or table booked, names submitted and dietary requirements confirmed… It’s also a busy time of the year for Innovate UK competitions – if you are interested […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Tony Cox, Manager, Helical Warton Technical Centre, Helical Technology

    Tony Cox is the subject of one of our most interesting ‘In the Driving Seat’ features, as amongst other things he led the ‘Dark Riders’ team that took part in the TV series Scrapheap Challenge presented by Robert Llewellyn and Lisa Rogers… Name Tony Cox Company Helical Technology Ltd Position Manager, Helical Warton Technical Centre […]

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    New NAA member company: KZN Solutions

    KZN Solutions is a sector-specific consultancy & training organisation. It specialises in the ability to be able to design a bespoke company approach to training for apprenticeships and employees at all levels and in so doing achieve sustainable improvements in quality, cost and delivery… Turn your workforce into a Lean Mean Working Machine If you’re […]

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    New NAA member company: PWHytek – Aero + Auto Design Tech Bureau

    PWHytek designs advanced, lightweight aerodynamic aids using its experience in the aerospace and automotive markets… Pete Welsh, PWHytek’s MD, gives a summary of what the company is trying to achieve. Our background is mainly in aerospace, but we have exploited the learning generated whilst moving auto and aero engineers across the sectors. Our engineers have […]

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    NAA Member News: Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, sample the BAC Mono

    Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, have sampled the BAC Mono during a visit to the University of Manchester’s National Graphene Institute (NGI)… At the University of Manchester’s National Graphene Institute (NGI) on Friday 14 October, BAC founders Neill and Ian Briggs showcased the Mono supercar to Prince William and wife Kate […]

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    NAA Member News: HRH The Princess Royal Opens New Bentley Motors Research and Development Centre

    Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has visited the Bentley Motors headquarters in Crewe to open a new research and development centre – 25 Pyms Lane – which is home to more than 400 Bentley engineers… The new building covers 7,200 square metres over four storeys and was constructed in just seven months. The building […]

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    NAA Member News: Mini Gears – celebrating 50 years in business and AS9100C Aerospace Certification

    Mini Gears Group has a lot to be proud of this year as it cuts the cake (made in-house!) to mark 50 years of manufacturing excellence, followed by achieving certification for the AS9100C quality management system for the aerospace industry, for the manufacture and supply of all types of precision gears and machined parts… Attaining […]

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    NAA Member News: OakTec Pulse-R Engine wins NVN funding

    Lancaster-based engine design specialist OakTec has won funding from the Niche Vehicle Network to develop a version of the award-winning single cylinder Multi-gas Pulse-R engine suited to power a small fuel-efficient leisure vehicle… The Small Efficient Recreational Vehicle project (SERV) will be carried out by three partner companies and will produce a demonstration vehicle powered […]

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    NAA Member News: Plus Point Launches Indian Trade Mission

    Local Wirral-based firm Plus Point, a specialist provider of technicians to the automotive industry, has begun its journey to break into the Indian automotive industry. The company, which supplies quality auditing technicians specifically to the automotive sector, has identified a gap in the market and is hoping to provide support to suppliers to the UK… […]

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    NAA Member News: Scorpion Automotive makes national TV debut on BBC Thief Trackers

    Scorpion Automotive, UK-based designer and manufacturer of Vehicle Security, GPS Stolen Vehicle and Fleet Management Tracking Systems, was recently featured on the BBC, providing a nine-minute insight into the accuracy and effectiveness of ScorpionTrack’s GPS Stolen Vehicle Tracking solution and 24/7 tracking team, who work with Police Forces in the UK and Continental Europe to […]

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