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    NAA Update: UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement finally offers some certainty on future trading relationship with the EU

    Welcome to this month’s newsletter and I hope that you are all still keeping safe and well, and that hopefully you managed to have a relaxing Christmas break with your families… We all know that 2021 needs to be a year of recovery for our sector after 2020 seeing almost a 30% reduction in UK […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Darren Whiley, Eaves Associates

    Here’s your chance to find out more about Darren Whiley from Eaves Associates… NameDarren Whiley CompanyEaves Associates PositionManaging Director Apart from thatHeavily involved in Fusionworld, Xeroko, Hybond… and more! Association with NAANew member joined in August 2020. Why did you join the NAA?To get visibility within the automotive industry. PersonalI love the outdoors – biking, […]

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    NAA Events: Drive Forward Employee Productivity with a Microsoft Teams Course

    NAA Member, Blackpool and The Fylde College, is pleased to offer an expert-led virtual Microsoft Teams course for Northern Automotive Alliance members, priced from £18 per person for a bespoke three-hour course… Carol Holden OBE, CEng, FIMechE on behalf of Northern Automotive Alliance said: “I attended the Teams Webinar and found it very useful – […]

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    NAA Event Review: Webinar – The Future is Exporting

    The Department for International Trade (DIT) kicked off our series of webinars for 2021… The webinar gave a comprehensive overview of export support from the Department for International Trade (DIT) and the Northern Automotive Alliance in the automotive sector DIT Auto Sector team shared the Covid-19 Impact on the global and UK car industry, DIT […]

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    NAA Event Review: Webinar – Opportunities in the Automotive Sector from Alternative Propulsion Vehicles

    Grant Thornton’s Automotive Team gave an overview of the various alternative propulsion technologies currently available or under development, followed by a summary of the current product offerings and known developments from the key passenger car, light and heavy commercial vehicle and bus manufacturers… The key component differences compared to conventional petrol and diesel engine vehicles […]

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    NAA Member News: GQ Car Awards 2021: BAC Mono R wins Track Car of the Year Award

    NAA Member Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) is celebrating its record-breaking Mono R winning the Track Car of the Year Award at the prestigious GQ Car Awards 2021… First revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019, the fully street-legal Mono R serves as The New Reference – the very pinnacle of design, innovation and engineering […]

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    NAA Member News: Eaves Associates and Hybond partner up to launch advanced adhesive dosing system

    Eaves Associates and Hybond have partnered up to launch an advanced adhesive dosing system that is now being used by two major car manufacturers, one in the UK and the other in Europe… Investment in Eaves Associates’ in-house climate testing facilities gives the opportunity to work with its customers, bonding their materials and putting them […]

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    NAA Member News: Over £15k raised by Klarius for Dougie Mac Hospice

    The Klarius Group of Companies has raised over £15,000 in support of Douglas Macmillan Hospice (Dougie Mac) in 2020… Read more A vital local charity for Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and the surrounding area, Dougie Mac provides specialised care to support people with life-limiting illnesses free of charge. The funds raised by Klarius will help the […]

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    NAA Member News: UTAC CERAM and NAA Member Millbrook Join Forces to Form a Market Leading Group

    The French group UTAC CERAM, and Millbrook, both key partners to automotive customers in Europe and around the world, are to merge, creating a market-leading group in vehicle testing, vehicle type approval and emerging technologies for autonomous, connected and electric vehicles… Read more A new multicultural, highly committed and experienced management team has also been […]

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    NAA Member News: OakTec game-changing Clean Air Gas Engine technology trialled by HS2 to dramatically cut carbon on construction sites

    In its bid to cut carbon and focus on improving local air quality, HS2 is trialling new ultra-clean generator technology developed by a collaboration of three UK technology companies… By replacing diesel with LPG, the innovation is set to cut carbon, lower emissions, reduce noise and deliver major cost savings. OakTec Power Ltd has collaborated […]

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