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    NAA Update: Companies shortlisted for Awards & Brexit support available

    Congratulations to the companies that have been shortlisted for the 2019 NAA Awards. The judging process has already commenced, and I am pleased to say that already I can see very high-quality level of applications. I am also delighted to announce that Prof Jon King, Hon DSc, CEng, FIMechE of WMG Centre High Value Manufacturing […]

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    NAA Awards: Get ready… for the 2019 NAA Awards Dinner – very last chance to book your table!

    The NAA Awards Dinner is the Northern Automotive networking opportunity of the year, so make sure you’ve booked a seat! The event takes place on Thursday 7 November at the Mere near Knutsford in Cheshire. The NAA is delighted to announce that Prof Jon King Hon DSc, CEng, FIMechE of WMG Centre High Value Manufacturing Catapult […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Mark Aspinall, Technical Support Manager, Quickgrind Ltd

    Mark Aspinall, Technical Support Manager at Quickgrind Ltd, gives advice on the best vehicle for the B&Q run. Name Mark Aspinall Company Quickgrind Ltd Position Technical Support Manager  Association with NAA After meeting with Rowan & Martina a couple of weeks ago it was not a hard decision to see this was a group of […]

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    NAA New Member Profile: McLaren Automotive

    McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance sportscars and supercars. The company has three defined product families: Sports Series, Super Series and Ultimate Series which are retailed through over 80 retailers in 30 markets around the world. Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey. In 1981 McLaren introduced […]

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    NAA Training: Free Brexit Workshops

    Be Brexit-ready with these government-sponsored workshops, delivered by the NAA in partnership with the SMMT and a selection of expert consultants.  Please see below a full list of events, all of which are free to attend. Supply Chain Risk Management Wednesday 16th October 2019, 10.00 – 16:00, Liverpool This one-day session is a chance to find out […]

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    NAA Member News: Base Power Plastic Omnium Energy Centre

    Engineering, Physics and Business students from universities in the UK and France recently spent the day at Plastic Omnium Automotive, Measham, learning about the opportunities for energy efficiency and carbon savings in the automotive industry. The Plastic Omnium Energy Centre, built and operated by BasePower, is a 2MW Combined Heat and Power scheme which supplies […]

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    NAA Member News: Bentley Bentayga Hybrid, Inspiring Women in Automotive Awards, Carbon Neutral Certification

    In a round-up of three Bentley news items, Bentley has confirmed that first deliveries of the Bentayga Hybrid SUV have now taken place, the company has been recognised at the first “Inspiring Women in Automotive” awards, and Bentley has achieved carbon neutral certification for its factory headquarters in Crewe. Bentley Bentayga Hybrid SUV  Bentley has […]

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    Member News: VEC to Partner in Phase 2 of UK Nuclear Research Programme

    The University of Liverpool and the Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) have been awarded a contract to support a key UK government nuclear research programme led by Wood, the global project, engineering and technical services company. The £3.6 million project, funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), will bring together experts from industry and […]

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    Member News: What does Digital Transformation (Industry 4.0) actually look like for a manufacturing SME? – Follow a live journey over the next 4 months

    Much has been written about the benefits of digital transformation and Industry 4.0 for manufacturing SME’s but what does it mean in practice? Four weeks ago, VisualPM began a digital transformation journey with one of Greater Manchester’s Top 100 manufacturing SMEs supported by part funding from the Made Smarter NW Pilot scheme. Over the next […]

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    NAA Event Review: ‘Balls to That’ – Tackling Mental Health, Morson International, Thursday 12 September 2019

    In September we joined Forces with Morson International and Sale Sharks to focus on Mental Health in the workplace. The event held at Morson’s Manchester office was a great success with positive feedback from all who attended. Craig Monaghan, veteran and now team member of Sale Sharks, delivered his powerful ‘Balls to That’ mental health […]

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