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    NAA Update: 2019 – a Year of Collaboration

    In this past month we have been busy on the collaboration front, teaming up with some well-known organisations to highlight the opportunities in our industry with regards to EV, CAV and Digitalisation… Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce invited me to present at their Manufacturing & Engineering review with a focus on supply chain opportunities created […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Peter McOnie, Business Adviser, Made Smarter

    Find out more about Peter McOnie, Business Adviser at the Made Smarter North West pilot, who can support NAA companies to help increase competitiveness and productivity… NamePeter McOnie CompanyMade Smarter (Growth Company) PositionMade Smarter, Business Adviser Association with NAASince launch of Made Smarter in Liverpool November 2018 Why did you join the NAA?To share knowledge […]

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    NAA News: NAA Launches Energy Partnership

    The NAA has launched an Energy Partnership with Lancashire-based energy management company, Businesswise Solutions. It is the first of many partnerships as part of the NAA’s new ‘Procurement Hub’ service… Announced at its recent networking event, the NAA’s Chief Executive, Rowan Egan, said “Each of our members has different businesses with different challenges, however what […]

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    NAA Event Review: Businesswise Solutions

    February’s networking event took place at Businesswise Solutions, a new member of the NAA, having joined in 2018. NAA members were able to gain a fascinating insight to the world of energy management… Changing the way businesses buy and manage energy, Businesswise Solutions provides expert energy buying and management solutions, helping large energy users reduce […]

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    NAA Company Profile: James Davie Consulting Ltd

    James Davie Consulting Ltd provides recruitment and training solutions to a broad range of clients, including those throughout the automotive supply chain… The Managing Director, James Davie, is a qualified Chartered Accountant but has been working solely in training and recruitment since 1987. His clients are based throughout the UK and internationally. With regard to […]

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    NAA Member News: Bentley Motors Maintains Top Employer Status with Professional Development Focus

    Bentley Motors has again been named as a Top Employer by the internationally recognised Top Employer Institute who commended the company’s commitment to professional development and nurturing of future talent… The award is the eighth successive year Bentley has been recognised and is presented at the same time that the company and its 4,000-strong workforce […]

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    NAA Member News: FDM Digital bringing PEEK 3D printing to the UK

    NAA Member, FDM Digital Solutions, one of the pioneers of additive manufacturing for automotive and aerospace production in the UK, has recently announced a partnership with Italian 3D print machine manufacturer Roboze to bring PEEK 3D printing to the UK… “The ability to print high performance thermoplastics such as PEEK has long been an ambition […]

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    NAA Member News: Does your operation match your brand? Maybe you need The Cube?

    MELO, an NAA member, is an established and award-winning leader of Visual Standards in industry… The company offers a variety of solutions that maximise the potential of running a modern, LEAN facility. Its service consists of design, manufacture and installation of signage and communication products that include customer’s specific graphics. 2019 brings a launch of […]

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    Industry News: Introduction of Technical-Levels for 16-19 year olds

    After the Sainsbury Review in 2016, the government accepted all 34 recommendations for improvement of Technical and Vocational education in the UK… The review concluded that the vocational education system was too complex and included too many qualifications (over 13,000) and did not equip young people with the necessary skills for employment. Alongside this and […]

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    Industry News: SMMT Meet the Buyer, 5 June 2019, Automechanika Birmingham

    SMMT will host its annual Meet the Buyer event at Automechanika Birmingham show on 5 June 2019. SMMT is currently recruiting the buying organisations but the supplier expression of interest form has been recently launched… Any interested suppliers are welcome to express an interest in the event, with the EOI form remaining open until 19 […]

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