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    NAA Update: SMMT’s ‘From Full Throttle to Full Charge’ report

    The closing date for the NAA’s Business Awards entries is looming, and the SMMT’s ‘From Full Throttle to Full Charge’ report highlights the economic significance of the automotive industry in the North. Welcome to this month’s newsletter and I hope that you are all keeping well.   Last month’s SMMT International Automotive Summit outlined the challenges […]

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    In the Driving Seat: James Bulmer, Element

    James Bulmer, Business Development Manager, Element, has a hard life, having to drive a Ferrari 599GTB for a friend who is out of the country… Name James Bulmer Company Element Position Business Development Manager Apart from that SMMT Association with the NAA  A few years, interested in cars and the industry as a whole and […]

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    NAA Event Review: Automotive Transformation Developing the UK Hydrogen Vehicle Supply Chain

    This month saw us visit the STFC Daresbury Laboratory for an event on developing the UK hydrogen vehicle supply chain, in conjunction with the Department for International Trade, the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK (APC UK), NAA members ULEMCo and University of Liverpool Virtual Engineering Centre. John Kell from the Department for International Trade Automotive Sector […]

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    NAA Event Review: Element

    Last month saw a networking visit to NAA member Element Technology’s Automotive Laboratory at Wednesbury. Element is a recognised leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification Services to a diverse range of industry sectors where failure in service is not an option. These include automotive; aerospace; energy; connected technologies; fire and building products.   Element’s Business Development […]

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    NAA Member News: Straaltechniek UK Provides Peening Upgrades for Melling Performance Springs

    Over the past 25 years, Performance Springs (now Melling Performance Springs) has proudly established itself as a leading innovator in the field of high-performance spring technology and bespoke spring manufacturing, with a global reputation for excellence, quality and reliability. Recently the team at Melling Performance Springs discussed the potential requirement to increase their capacity for […]

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    NAA Member News: ULEMCo and Skanska Plan to Bring Hydrogen Dual-Fuel to Construction Sector

    ULEMCo, the hydrogen fuel pioneer, Cementation Skanska and the world-leading building science centre Building Research Establishment (BRE), are working together on a project that will produce and evaluate a dual-fuel hydrogen and diesel piling machine – a world first. It’s being backed by Government funding from Phase 1 of the Red Diesel Replacement programme, part […]

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    NAA Member News: University of Liverpool Management School – Help To Grow Management programme

    The University of Liverpool Management School is offering an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your business through the 90% government-funded Help To Grow: Management programme. Help To Grow is designed to help local SME businesses to learn new skills, reach new customers and boost profits. Accredited by the Small Business Charter, the Management […]

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    Partner Event: Make UK International Trade Webinar – Global Export Support

    Make UK is running an International Trade Webinar – Global Export Support at 12:00 – 13:15 on Thursday 21st July, sharing best practice and guidance for boosting UK manufacturing exports. In this webinar we will be hearing from a manufacturing business recently awarded the Queen’s Award for International Trade and the UK Government’s Department for International Trade, […]

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