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    NAA Update: NAA Awards show the innovation in the region, NAA member company accompanies the Prime Minister to India, and find out how Brexit will impact upon the industry

    I am extremely pleased to report on a number of very positive developments in this newsletter. First and foremost are the Award winners at the NAA Annual Dinner, along with their stories, but one of our members has also had the privilege to accompany the Prime Minister on her recent Trade Mission to India. In […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Mike Meades, General Manager, Flex (Warrington)

    Following the NAA’s interesting recent visit to Flex in Warrington (see separate article below), here’s your chance to find out more about General Manager Mike Meades… Name Mike Meades Company Flex (Warrington) Position General Manager Association with NAA Flex has been a member of the NAA for the last two years. Why did you join […]

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    Northern Automotive Alliance Awards highlight innovation in the region’s automotive businesses

    The winners of the Northern Automotive Alliance (NAA) Awards 2016 show that there is widespread and diverse innovation in the region’s automotive companies… The NAA Awards, which showcase the successes of vehicle manufacturers, supply chain companies and service providers in the region, took place in Manchester on 10th November 2016. Lawrence Davies MBE, CEO, Automotive […]

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    NAA Networking Event Review: Living Smarter with Flex, Tuesday 8 November, Flextronics Global Services, Warrington

    A key benefit of NAA membership is the unique opportunity to visit companies that can open your mind to different business models, which is exactly what happened with the NAA’s recent visit to Flex… Most NAA members who attended this event hadn’t come across Flex before, which shouldn’t be the case, as Flex – previously […]

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    NAA Member News: BAC Mono officially the fastest car ever tested by evo magazine at Anglesey

    Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) has once again made history, as its Mono supercar has become the fastest ever road-legal car to be tested by evo magazine at the Anglesey Coastal Circuit… With evo’s Richard Meaden in the cockpit, the bespoke British supercar set a truly breathtaking lap time of 1:07.70 seconds to beat the race-specific […]

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    NAA Member News: Bentley Motors Launches 2017 Future Talent Recruitment Drive

    Bentley Motors has launched the company’s 2017 trainee recruitment campaign with 60 positions available for apprentices, undergraduates and graduates to start in autumn 2017… Applications are now open at until November 27th, with vacancies covering commercial areas including Sales and Marketing, Human Resources, Finance and Purchasing, as well as the traditional Engineering and Manufacturing […]

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    NAA Member News: Jaguar Land Rover announces the all-electric I-PACE

    All Northern supply chain companies need to take note: the NAA may have been saying this for a number of years, but this is the car that your businesses need to be geared up to supply technology to – the new Jaguar I-PACE… The I-PACE Concept previews Jaguar’s first-ever electric vehicle. The five-seat production version […]

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    NAA Member News: Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) announces senior management restructure

    Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) has announced a senior management restructure to prepare the business for future growth following the launch of its German division and the impending EU Roadworthiness Act implementation… Company founder and owner John Ellis becomes Chief Executive and Matthew Mardle, who joined the business earlier this year as Operations Director, takes […]

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    NAA Member News: OakTec accompanies the Prime Minister on Trade Mission to India

    Paul Andrews, CEO of Lancashire-based engineering firm OakTec, travelled with the Prime Minister Theresa May on the recent UK Trade Mission to India, her first international trade visit… OakTec has developed the Pulse-R multi-gas and multi-fuel engine, which is ideal for use in various applications in India due to having low levels of emissions, high […]

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    Event Review: SMMT Open Forum – the impact of Brexit on the UK automotive industry

    How will Brexit impact upon the UK automotive industry? And what did the Prime Minister say to Nissan to get them to stay – and expand production – in the UK? Find out the view on all this and more from the SMMT Open Forum… November 2016’s SMMT Open Forum was opened by Chief Executive […]

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