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    NAA Update: A challenging time for our industry

    This past month has certainly been an extremely challenging time for the automotive industry, with some of the UK’s leading vehicle manufacturer’s announcing more bad news… Perhaps the biggest surprise was Honda’s announcement that it will close its Swindon plant in 2021, with the loss of around 3,500 jobs. This is devastating news for the […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Sam German, Design Engineering Apprentice, Leyland Trucks

    To tie in with the NAA’s recent event at Leyland Trucks [link], our In the Driving Seat article this month is by Sam German, Design Engineering Apprentice, Leyland Trucks… NameSam German CompanyLeyland Trucks PositionDesign Engineering Apprentice PersonalI like to watch and play a lot of sport, i.e. golf, football and running, and I also like […]

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    NAA Member Profile: Carbon Performance

    Carbon Performance is an automotive consumer technology company that develops next-generation, smart, metal 3D printed, environmentally-sustainable components for the automotive and the motorsport industry that improve performance and fuel efficiency using a wide array of deep technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Additive Manufacturing or 3D Printing, Augmented Reality, and Internet of Things… “Adding power makes […]

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    NAA Event Review: Productivity Upskilling, Leyland Trucks, 6 March 2019, Leyland

    It was great to welcome NAA Members and our Associate Companies in Lancashire to Leyland Trucks for our March Networking Event. In National Apprenticeship Week, it was fitting to be talking about The Levy, Apprenticeships and the ‘new cousin’ to Apprenticeships, the T-Levels… The morning concentrated on The Levy, and Andrew Parsons, Section Manager, Technical […]

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    Event Review: STEM is for girls too!

    The NAA was proud to work with Crosby Soroptimist Group in delivering a STEM workshop for year 9 girls from local schools… “You can reach the top like us” was the message from leading women scientists and engineers to local school girls. Inspirational young women working in science, technology, engineering and maths came to Crosby […]

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    NAA Member News: BAC In USA – Elite Dealership Manhattan Motorcars Welcomes Mono To New York

    Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) is celebrating breaking further ground in the USA by officially launching BAC New York at elite dealership Manhattan Motorcars… Manhattan Motorcars – based in the affluent area of Chelsea – deals with only the most sought-after luxury brands in the world, including Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Koenigsegg, Porsche, Rimac and Lotus, […]

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    NAA Member News: Anthony Joshua, Triple Heavyweight Champ, visits JLR Halewood

    Boxing superstar, Anthony Joshua, proved he can pull off a knockout performance outside the ring as he surprised workers at the Jaguar Land Rover plant in Merseyside… The triple heavyweight champ who holds the WBO, WBA and IBF titles swapped his gloves for gearboxes as he dropped in on the men and women in charge […]

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    NAA Member News: Automotive Innovation at Embedded World 2019

    In vehicle infotainment systems and instrument clusters are getting larger and more complex, requiring an exponentially growing base of software to drive them. Self-driving technology is not obviating the need for displays – in fact, autonomous technology seems to be accelerating the trend for larger and more capable graphics software… To help meet this challenge, […]

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    Industry News: Ginetta Akula Supercar Makes Debut at Geneva Motorshow

    The Ginetta supercar made its world debut at the Geneva International Motorshow where company Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson confirmed the name, pricing and further ownership details of its all-new supercar… The combination of aerodynamically optimised design and potent performance found in the new supercar required a fitting name; Akula was chosen. Being the Russian word for […]

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    Industry News: 13 Automotive Brexit Myths – Busted

    Many commentators and politicians cite the automotive industry in Brexit discussions so the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has published a clear rebuttal of some of the many arguments that have been used about the sector in recent years…  The clock is ticking and automotive businesses are in paralysis. The industry has been […]

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