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    NAA Update: Getting back to work after COVID-19

    I hope that you and your families are still safe and well in what remains challenging times and I would like to reiterate that as an automotive cluster organisation we are still here to support you… As a reminder, please see our information regarding COVID-19 business support using this link. Our regular dialogue with government, […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Mike Brown, Director of Strategic Partnerships, The University of Salford

    Mike Brown says he’s still waiting for his best motoring moment, so any NAA members who can help are welcome to do so… NameMike Brown CompanyThe University of Salford PositionDirector of Strategic Partnerships Association with NAA The University of Salford became an official member of the NAA in January 2020. Common interests: working to help […]

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    NAA Services Case Study: NAA provides bespoke Project Management Mentoring to Oaktec

    The NAA has recently provided a specialised set of workshops on Project Management implementation for member company OakTec, who many of you will immediately think of as Paul Andrews and his Pulse-R engine concept… In the last few years however, the OakTec business has grown to 10 employees and currently has lead responsibility on three […]

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    NAA News: Annual Dinner – Save the Date!

    Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing uncertainty, with not only social distancing, but also the hospitality industry getting up and running again, we have taken the decision to postpone the Annual Awards Dinner, normally held in November… The dinner will now take place on Thursday 18th March 2021 at The Mere Golf […]

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    NAA News: The NAA partners with Make UK, the Manufacturers’ Organisation

    The NAA has partnered with Make UK, the Manufacturers’ Organisation… Make UK is the largest force backing UK manufacturing and has been helping the sector to compete, innovate and grow for more than 120 years – click here to find out more. In this unprecedented time Make UK is in regular contact with Government and […]

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    NAA Event Review: 7 Essential Questions to Answer Before Re-Starting your Business

    Paul Limb, Managing Director of ActionCOACH, Bolton, returned to deliver another webinar and this time focussed on the actions that every business owner should take when re-starting their business… The COVID-19 crisis may still be pummelling your business, but there will come a time when the storm starts to ebb. That’s when you have a […]

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    NAA Event Review: Leadership – Taking Care of You

    Our new normal is constantly evolving. As a leader, it can be lonely at the top and both you and your team may feel even more isolated. It is important that we understand how we can take care of ourselves as leaders to ensure that we are best placed to accelerate our growth… Christine Fare […]

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    NAA Event Review: Managing Stress and Building Resilience

    After the successful “Virtual Leadership” webinar, Paul Limb, Managing Director of ActionCOACH, Bolton, returned to focus on “Managing Stress and Building Resilience” in these challenging times… The onset of this pandemic has seen a number of challenges for employees and business owners alike including changing working practices, the virus itself, worries over job security, changing […]

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    NAA Member News: Force Technology research programme with Lancaster University’s Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

    Working with Lancaster University’s Centre for Global Eco-Innovation and the University’s Engineering Department, Force Technology’s latest research programme started as an MSc project which led into a three-year PhD project by research… The industry-led project, “Predictive Valve Spring Dynamics for Valve Train Optimisation”, is focused on optimising engine valvetrain performance and emissions in engines, for […]

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    Industry News: New Made Smarter Digital Engineering platform to upskill Britain’s engineering and manufacturing workers

    Made Smarter and engineering skills organisation Enginuity have worked together to launch a unique platform which delivers digital engineering skills in one place to Britain’s engineers and manufacturers at a time when they are needed more than ever… ENGAGE is the first learning hub to specifically target engineering and manufacturing sectors, offering a range of […]

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