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    NAA Update: The spotlight is on Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant

    As our newsletter is being finalised for publication, it has been confirmed that GM’s Opel/Vauxhall subsidiary and GM Financial’s European operations will join the PSA Group… With the addition of Opel/Vauxhall, which generated revenue of €17.7 billion in 2016, PSA will become the second-largest automotive company in Europe, with a 17% market share. Carlos Tavares, […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Mike Damms MBE, Member of the Lancashire LEP Board and Chief Executive of East Lancs Chamber of Commerce

    Mike Damms gives some secrets away, including his link to Austin Allegros … Name Mike Damms Company East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce Position Chief Executive Apart from that: Chair NW Manufacturing Forum, LEP Board Member (Lancashire), MBE for Services to Industry Association with NAA Primarily through the Regional Manufacturing Forum  Why did you join the […]

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    NAA Member News: New Simulator Demonstrates Lean Deployment

    Training consultancy KZN Solutions has unveiled its ‘interactive simulation of a Lean logistics and manufacturing facility’ which has been built within the new Northern Logistics Academy (NLA) in Merseyside… It has been developed by the KZN Solutions consultant engineers to accurately provide a scaled down logistics and production facility and picking and packing line. The […]

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    NAA Member News: Adrian May, Managing Director, Performance Springs, awarded Mentor of the Year 2017

    Adrian May, Managing Director of NAA member company, Performance Springs Ltd, has been presented with an award from the Welsh Government’s Business Wales organisation… In a prestigious awards dinner at Cardiff’s City Hall on 26 January, Adrian was awarded Mentor of the Year 2017 – for Mentoring Excellence and Outstanding Contribution to the mentoring service. […]

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    Industry News: Is your business ready for when the Levy breaks?

    The Government’s Apprenticeship Levy scheme is nearly upon us. However, it’s still doubtful whether the businesses that it will affect are actually ready… There is a great deal of poor advice being bandied about and there is a danger of making things more complicated than they really are. Managing director Michael Bainbridge of KZN Solutions […]

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