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    Northern Automotive Alliance responds to the Government’s Industrial Strategy

    The Northern Automotive Alliance (NAA) has led a comprehensive consultation workshop on the Government’s Industrial Strategy Green Paper. Over 30 companies and organisations attended the workshop, including large OEMs, SMEs, suppliers, micro-companies, universities, BEIS and LEPs, to give their input into the Green Paper. The top three priorities that emerged from the consultation are: Skills […]

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    NAA Update: Make sure you’re aware of our forthcoming events, NAA wins new funding, your chance to provide feedback about the Industrial Strategy, and lots more

    Time is running out to exhibit at some key events with the NAA; sign-up for our visit to Cummins Turbo Technologies; new funding for the NAA in Leeds; do you want to help influence future government strategy about the automotive sector?; and what the Apprenticeship Levy can do for you… Where are you exhibiting in […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Catherine Hutt, Director, EQ + iQ

    If you attended the NAA’s recent Electric Vehicle Supply Chain Programme, hosted in conjunction with the Advanced Propulsion Centre, then you will have met Catherine Hutt; if you missed the event, this is your chance to find out more about Catherine… Name Catherine Hutt Company EQ + iQ Position Director Apart from that Women in […]

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    NAA member company profile: BasePower

    NAA welcomes new member BasePower, an award-winning combined heat and power (CHP) developer; the company has joined the NAA to bring smart energy use and carbon reduction to the automotive industry… Automotive manufacturing is characterised by high energy use in a tough competitive environment with very strong buyer power. The lower pound and delayed investment […]

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    NAA Event Review: Government Industrial Strategy Consultation Workshop

    On 23 March the NAA led a comprehensive consultation workshop on the Government’s Industrial Strategy green paper. Over 30 companies and organisations attended the workshop, from large OEMs, SMEs, suppliers and micro companies, to Universities and LEPs, to give their input into the Green Paper… Michael Straughan, Chairman of the NAA, explained how welcome the […]

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    NAA Event Review: APC Electric Vehicle Supply Chain Programme Briefing and What can the Advanced Propulsion Centre do for you?

    The UK is targeting that every new car manufactured will be zero emission from 2040. At the same time, production of internal combustion engines will decline. What is your business doing about this opportunity and threat?… The NAA recently ran an event in conjunction with the APC in Huddersfield to brief supply chain companies about […]

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    NAA Member News: BAC launches ice driving and Apprenticeship scheme

    Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) has hosted its first ever Mono Ice Driving Experience trip by hitting the frozen lakes of Sweden… Armed with three one-of-a-kind Mono supercars, BAC powered and drifted along the Åre ice with specially selected clients and enthusiasts. Despite battling intense cold weather, the three Mono cars performed amazingly well on the […]

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    Transport feature: Motorways in the NAA region – what is being done to help us travel around more efficiently?

    Have you been delayed on motorways due to accidents? Congestion on the strategic road network is estimated to cost the economy £3 billion each year, 25% of which is caused by incidents. Have you ever wondered if anything is being done to address this? NAA newsletter editor Paul Clarke asks Highways England what is being […]

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    Apprentices could win £250 – just by completing the IAC survey

    Are you an apprentice? Do you employ apprentices in your company? For the chance to win a £250 voucher, encourage apprentices across the UK working in all sectors to complete the Industry Apprentice Council (IAC) survey today. It only takes a few minutes and is a great opportunity for apprentices to have their say about […]

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    Institute of Physics Business Innovation Awards

    Gain greater recognition for your company’s achievements through the IOP Business Innovation Awards – now open for entries. These are the only awards in the UK and Ireland recognising companies that have built success on the innovative application of physics. Enter online now. Winning an IOP Business Innovation Award is a mark of recognition that […]

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