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    NAA Update: It’s time to enter for the NAA Business Awards 2022

    Have your achievements recognised by entering for the NAA Business Awards 2022; new NAA members; next NAA event at Element Materials Technology. Welcome to this month’s newsletter and I hope that you are all keeping well.   First and foremost this month, it’s Awards Season!! As you will have seen from earlier communications, the NAA Business […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Phil Hudzik, MD, MELO World Ltd

    Here’s your chance to find out more about Phil Hudzik, MD, MELO World Ltd. Name Phil Hudzik Company MELO World Ltd Position MD Apart from that Business Improvement District (Halebank) Chairman, Safety Outlet, MELO Consultancy Association with the NAA Member since 2017, used Peer Networks, LCW 4.0 Why did you join the NAA? It provides […]

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    NAA Event Review: Lister Cars

    Last month’s networking event was held at the headquarters of supercar brand Lister, in Hyndburn. Lister Cars had legendary racing cars of the late 1950s, winning or placing in over 2,000 races with models such as the Lister Knobbly. The company then found renewed racing fame after 1999 at Le Mans and others with the […]

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    NAA Member News: BAC and Viritech release results of unique e-Mono hydrogen powertrain concept feasibility study

    British supercar manufacturer Briggs Automotive Company (BAC), and pioneering hydrogen powertrain engineers Viritech, release results of a unique hydrogen powertrain technology concept feasibility study, to create a new e-Mono. Viritech, developers of hydrogen powertrain technologies for the automotive, aerospace, marine and distributed power industries, secured a Niche Vehicle Network Feasibility Study grant, funded by the […]

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    NAA Member News: Spark EV Technology works with Scania to gain vital insights and accelerate commercial vehicle electrification

    Leading energy optimisation and range prediction specialist, Spark EV Technology, is working with Swedish vehicle manufacturer, Scania, in a joint pilot to prepare trucking companies and fleet owners for the transition to electric. The collaboration is through the Nordic-based venture client initiative Combient Foundry, which speeds up industrial innovation through business partnerships. Testing is now […]

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    NAA Member News: Hydrogen Fuel in Conjunction with Battery Energy Storage Can Provide for Zero Emission Fire Engine, ULEMCo Study Finds

    Zero emission battery electric fire tenders – in combination with hydrogen fuel cells and a minimum of 8kg of onboard hydrogen fuel storage – will meet current requirements for flexibility, emergency response and the water pumping requirements. This will be invaluable particularly in rural and semi-urban services, and for specialist HGVs with power take-offs, where […]

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    NAA Member Event: New, online, on-demand course launches to help business leaders develop their skills

    Four universities in Greater Manchester are collaborating to create a new, online-only programme for busy small business leaders looking to develop their skills. OPEN SME features one-hour sessions across four modules, with topics including finding and keeping talent, cash flow, and pricing.  The free programme is a partnership between Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Bolton, University […]

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    Partner News: Open the doors of your business on Thursday 7 July to your local communities to attract new talent into your business

    I am delighted to share with you details of the inaugural National Manufacturing Day (NMD) which will take place on the 7 July 2022. The initiative is being led by the trade body Make UK, and the whole sector is invited to participate. It will be a national celebration of UK manufacturing and a chance to raise the […]

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    Industry News: Niche Vehicle Network 2022 Production Readiness Competition now open

    We are pleased to announce that the Niche Vehicle Network 2022 Production Readiness Competition is now open for applications. Funded by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) and supported by Innovate UK, this competition provides a platform for collaborative R&D for organisations active in the UK niche and low carbon vehicle technology sector. The competition is […]

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