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    NAA Update: NAA Awards Dinner on the horizon as lockdown restrictions are eased

    Welcome to this month’s newsletter and I hope that you are all keeping well.  It’s great to see that some of the key lockdown restrictions that have been impacting our sector are finally starting to be lifted, such as car showrooms re-opening on 12 April. This will hopefully start to stimulate consumer demand again, with the […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Jane Harrad-Roberts, YOYO Multidrops

    Jane Harrad-Roberts is usually behind a spreadsheet involving Google Analytics or Mailchimp data, however, even in lockdown she has resolved to get out and about more, even if it’s just answering our questions. Name Jane Harrad-Roberts Company YOYO Multidrops Position Head of Marketing Apart from that Advanced Driver, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing […]

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    NAA Training: IATF 16949:2016 Internal Auditor Training, 26 & 27 April – Virtual Course

    This course is designed for auditors supporting an organisations internal audit programme and others who have a working knowledge of quality systems within the automotive sector and/or any previous auditing experience. Who should attend? This course will help auditors develop relevant skills in judgement, decision making, audit planning, audit non-conformity writing and subsequent close out […]

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    NAA Event Review: NAA Marketing Clinic

    Aware that many companies struggle with getting their marketing messages out to a wider audience, the NAA recently hosted a Marketing Clinic. The event featured Paul Clarke from Automotive Comms who discussed the strategy behind marketing and communications; Paul Limb from ActionCOACH, who looked at the most effective use of social media channels to promote […]

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    NAA Member News: BAC Launches ‘The BAC Podcast’ As Part Of 10-Year Anniversary Celebrations

    NAA member BAC has officially launched the BAC Podcast as part of its celebrations for the 10th anniversary of Mono. The aim is to bring fans around the world closer to the brand than ever, as well as share some of the remarkable things that have happened to BAC in the decade since the cover came […]

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    NAA Member News: IoT Horizon launches Digital Twin Platform – IoTwin

    A digital twin is the pairing of a virtual and physical world, giving organisations visibility of their facilities and physical assets from any location. The IoTwin platform enables businesses to create a virtual model of a facility, warehouse or office building. The process involves scanning or modelling an existing facility to create the ‘Digital Twin’. […]

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    NAA Member News: Klarius Products hires four new apprentices

    Cheadle-based Klarius Products is offering aspiring young professionals the chance to build a career in engineering, with the business hiring four new apprentices. The largest UK manufacturer of aftermarket exhausts, Klarius is looking for applicants to join its Administration, Maintenance, Technical and Quality departments. Mark Brickhill, CEO at Klarius, said: “It is imperative that young […]

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    NAA Member News: Senseye: Why is Predictive Maintenance so hard?

    Companies can eliminate sudden failures, reduce unplanned downtime, increase machine life, optimise scheduled maintenance, and reduce replacement activities with Predictive Maintenance (PdM). Why, then, is the implementation and deployment of PdM so misunderstood and littered with failures (over 80 percent according to one study)? We explore the evolution of PdM, and more, in a four-part […]

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    NAA Member News: Take advantage of a FREE health check from the SMC Business Solutions Team

    SMC, the global market leader in pneumatic and automation technology, has added some extra strings to its bow. The new Business Solutions Team is composed of experienced specialists in four key areas, and we are offering members of the Northern Automotive Alliance the opportunity to receive a free, no obligation health check of your manufacturing processes […]

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    NAA Member News: LCR4 START Supports over 70 SMEs in its First Year

    LCR4 START, the part European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funded business support programme, is designed to provide digitalisation support to SMEs in the Liverpool City Region. The programme has engaged with more than 70 businesses in its first year – this support includes the creation of 11 start-ups. Since launching in late 2019, the £3.9m […]

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    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham