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    NAA Update: Fresh eyes, fresh approach – but building on solid foundations

    The NAA’s new Chief Executive, Rowan Egan, shares some thoughts about his vision for the NAA going forward… What does the NAA do for you? What works well and what doesn’t? These are the types of questions that challenge us to reflect on the different aspects of NAA membership that we value, and possibly rely […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Robert Llewellyn

    Robert Llewellyn – actor, TV presenter and electric vehicle enthusiast – will be our MC and speaker at the forthcoming NAA Awards Dinner, so it should be an entertaining event; here’s some pre-event background about Robert… Name Robert Llewellyn Company Fully Charged Show Ltd Position Founder Apart from that Writer, presenter and amateur actor Personal […]

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    NAA company profile: Businesswise Solutions – demystifying the energy industry for the manufacturing and engineering sectors

    Businesswise Solutions, a Lancashire-based energy buying and management company, has opened the doors to its visionary energy centre… The futuristic venture will help educate energy buyers within the manufacturing and engineering sectors about the challenges they face in a complex, ever-changing market, ensuring they are well informed before making any important purchasing decisions. Now one […]

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    NAA Member News: NAA consortium wins funding for titanium research to lower vehicle emissions

    A consortium including the Northern Automotive Alliance (NAA) has been successful in obtaining government funding from Innovate UK for a collaborative research project to use titanium in automotive engines… The aims of the FAST STEP 3 project are to: Achieve lightweighting for automotive engines in order to lower emissions including CO2, NOx and particulate matter, […]

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    NAA Event Review: RS Clare

    In September, NAA members became experts in grease production when they visited RS Clare, originally founded in Liverpool in 1748… RS Clare was founded at the start of the Industrial Revolution and it’s the longest established company manufacturing lubricants in the United Kingdom. RS Clare’s Technical Sales Manager, Frans Pienaar, explained how the company started […]

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    Industry Survey: Impact of Electrification – job roles and training survey

    Can you help inform an understanding about the current provision and plans for electric vehicle and battery job roles in the UK and the training necessary to meet future demand… The UK auto industry is undergoing a disruptive transformation, shifting from internal combustion engine-powered vehicles to fully electric vehicles by 2040. The rapid growth of […]

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    SMMT News: Introducing the Brexit Readiness Programme

    With Brexit quickly approaching there is a need to ascertain your organisations’ preparedness for the changes which may be coming as a result of the UK leaving the EU… Many companies are unsure of where to start their analysis or simply ‘don’t know what they don’t know’. For this reason SMMT has assembled expert advisors […]

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    Institution of Mechanical Engineers Manchester Initiative Primary Engineer Leaders Award

    The Primary Engineer Leaders Award is a fantastic event to promote engineering in schools and it’s about to be launched in the Greater Manchester Area. The only requirement is for engineers to go into schools and explain from their perspective what it has been like to be an engineer and then be interviewed by the […]

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