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    NAA Update: NAA Annual Awards and Networking Dinner, new NAA Chair

    Welcome to the October newsletter; we are in the midst of preparations and Award judging for the NAA Annual Awards and Networking Dinner on 9 November, so if you haven’t purchased your ticket yet then I recommend that you do so as soon as possible before the event is sold out!… Many of you will […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Sally Hepton, Director of Government Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility, Bentley Motors

    Sally Hepton, Director of Government Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility, Bentley Motors has replaced Michael Straughan on the NAA Advisory Board – here’s your chance to find out more about her… Name Sally Hepton Company Bentley Motors Position Director of Government Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility Apart from that North West Regional Council member for […]

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    NAA Member Company Profile: Leadec

    The Leadec Group is one of the leading providers of technical services to the automotive industry, with over 50 years’ experience. Formerly known as Voith Industrial Services, Leadec is a uniquely positioned provider of outsource services to both OEMs and Tier suppliers… UK operations are headquartered in Warwick and comprise a range of on-site and […]

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    NAA Member News: BAC double bill on Top Gear

    Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) is celebrating a double dose of Top Gear glory, having wowed the BBC America Top Gear USA team across the pond and made the UK magazine’s All-Time Top 50 Cars as part of its special 300th issue… BAC deployed its One-of-a-Kind Mono supercar to Marin County in northern California – not […]

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    NAA Member News: GEFCO Launches New £10 Million Supply Chain Hub in Liverpool

    GEFCO UK, a subsidiary of the GEFCO Group, a global player in industrial logistics and the European leader in automotive logistics, has opened a new purpose-built logistics solutions centre in North West England. The facility, based in South Liverpool, provides storage and sequencing operations for tier one suppliers and OEMs in the region and is […]

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    NAA Member News: Plus Point continues CPD training with Rosti

    Plus Point has continued its continued professional development (CPD) accredited training by presenting certificates to global manufacturer Rosti. The automotive quality assurance and control supplier was granted CPD accredited status in 2017 and began to roll out training nationally shortly after… Plus Point’s Operations Director, Greg Fields presented Rosti’s QAHSE Director Vicki Byrne with the […]

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    NAA Event Review: Are NAA members ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution? 20 September 2017, AMRC, Sheffield

    One of the key benefits of being an NAA member is the opportunity to attend a variety of events, and the recent visit to AMRC in Sheffield proved to be one of the most interesting yet… NAA members are typically very busy with their day-to-day businesses, which means that they can miss out on being […]

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    Nissan Futures event review: Cars and Energy Come Together

    The headline from the 2017 Nissan Futures event in Oslo was the European launch of the new Nissan LEAF, together with the increased driving range of the Nissan e-NV200 electric van, but stepping back from the cars and taking an overview of the event as a whole, the most significant news was Nissan’s announcements in […]

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    Innovate UK Current Funding Opportunities

    Competitions: Registrations now open IDP14: Accelerating the transition to zero emission vehicles- research and development & feasibility studies Businesses can apply for a share of £20 million to support development of technologies that allow a range of vehicles to be zero emission. Emerging and enabling round 3 UK businesses can apply for a share of […]

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    Shell Springboard to award £350,000 to the most innovative low-carbon enterprises

    Shell’s enterprise support programme for the UK’s innovative low-carbon businesses is now open for applications. Once again, Shell Springboard is bringing together some of the top experts from the low-carbon and investment sectors to recognise and award UK enterprises with commercially viable solutions that help transition to a lower carbon economy. Shell Springboard will award […]

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