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    NAA to deliver Government-backed peer networks initiative in Lancashire

    The NAA has been appointed by Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub, to help Lancashire’s businesses overcome coronavirus, improve resilience and achieve future success through a funded programme of targeted knowledge sharing. Peer Networks, which was launched in Lancashire in October, is a national peer-to-peer networking programme for SME leaders that want to improve their business […]

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    NAA Update: Latest COVID support updates, end of the EU transition period guidance, and despite COVID, various forthcoming (online) events

    Welcome to this month’s newsletter and I hope that you are all still keeping safe and well, despite the latest COVID-19 challenges… Firstly, on that note, I’m sure that you are aware that last week the Chancellor announced the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) not just by one month – but until the […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Sam Burgess, SamsonVT

    Sam Burgess from SamsonVT says that he loves good food, but that he also enjoys mountain biking – presumably the latter is to wear off all that food… NameSam Burgess CompanySamsonVT Position Co-Founder & CEO Apart from thatSamsonVT is part of various communities such as Sci-Tech Daresbury, Made Smarter, Innovate UK, SMMT, and of course […]

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    NAA Event Review: Webinar – 3 steps to unlock investment and skills in robotics and automation

    The Northern Automotive Alliance (NAA) was joined by DHL Supply Chains and the Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) for an ‘ask us anything’ webinar… This focused on the challenges that businesses face within the digital age, and what support is out there to help overcome such challenges – including case study examples in automation and robotics […]

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    NAA Event Review: Webinar – Impact of Industry 4.0 on the Automotive Sector

    On 29 October we held a webinar in conjunction with Senseye exploring the Impact of Industry 4.0 on the Automotive Sector… Senseye gave a brief overview of the challenges that many automotive companies are currently facing, before explaining how Industry 4.0 can be harnessed to increase reliability and productivity. Figures showed that the automotive sector […]

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    NAA Event Review: Webinar – The Impact of R&D Tax Relief Claims Following Changes due to Legislation

    This past year has seen unforeseen changes that have impacted R&D tax claims – recently with CBILs and the furlough scheme as a direct result of COVID-19 and, in addition, the upcoming introduction of IR35 and off-payroll working… What these changes have in common is the impact they will have on a business making R&D […]

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    NAA Member News: Bentley Motors Outlines Beyond100 Strategy, Targeting Sustainable Luxury Mobility Leadership

    Bentley Motors has outlined plans to become a global leader in sustainable luxury mobility with further details of its Beyond100 strategy… With the promise to offer truly sustainable luxury, Bentley will reinvent every aspect of its business to become an end-to-end carbon neutral organisation as it embarks on its second century. The target is driven […]

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    NAA Member News: Camcoat installs Powder Coating Line

    An NAA member company since 2011, Camcoat Performance Coatings Ltd has installed a modern powder coating line at its Adlington (Macclesfield) facility… This is the unit where the “Diamondyze” ceramic anodising process was introduced to the European market in 2012 helped by funding under the old Business Excellence programme. Utilising its multi-layer, multi-product application processes, […]

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    NAA Member News: TÜV UK outlines the TISAX Standard for automotive businesses

    NAA Member Raymond Mooney, PCQI, Business Development Manager at TÜV UK Limited, outlines the requirements and advantages of the TISAX Standard for automotive businesses… The automotive industry is a place where a significant amount of confidential information and data exists. For instance, a car manufacturer may share sensitive information with a supplier about a new […]

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    NAA Member News: ULEMCo Collaborates with JCB and Bucher to Produce New Hydrogen Vehicle

    ULEMCo, the company pioneering the adoption of ultra-low emission hydrogen fuel in the UK, has worked with partners JCB and Bucher Municipal on an innovative route to replacing carbon-based fuel… It has produced a new road sweeper for Aberdeen City Council that demonstrates the ability to use hydrogen fuel in both the primary engine and […]

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