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    NAA Update: JLR to choose the UK for multi-billion pound electric car battery plant 

    JLR is looking to choose the UK over Spain for a multi-billion pound electric car battery plant in Somerset, which will supply the Halewood car assembly plant. Welcome to this month’s newsletter and I hope that you are all keeping well. I would like to begin again this month with some great news in terms […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Alex Thomson, The Tax Credit Company

    Find out more about Alex Thomson from The Tax Credit Company who has helped NAA members secure over £1m in funding. Name Alex Thomson Company The Tax Credit Company Position Sales Director Apart from that Northwest Aerospace member Composites UK member Northwest Lancashire Chamber of Commerce strategic funding partner  Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce strategic […]

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    NAA Event Review: Briggs Automotive Company (BAC)

    Last month saw the NAA visit member company Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) at its Liverpool headquarters for a networking event, where we were superbly hosted by Samar Behzadi from Operations and Chris Lockhart, Head of Global Sales. Delegates were given an overview of the business from 2011 with the first launch of the BAC Mono […]

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    NAA Member News: Manchester Metropolitan University’s Centre for Enterprise to deliver Innovation Accelerator for digital technologies

    The Centre for Digital Innovation (CDI) will deliver an Innovation Accelerator for digital technologies that will make a significant contribution to Greater Manchester’s development as a fairer, more prosperous leader in digital technology and innovation. CDI will establish a supercluster of digital innovation, expertise and skills development across artificial intelligence (AI), cyber, industrial digitalisation (ID) […]

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    NAA Member News: The Blair Project invites Robert Llewellyn to try the ProtoEV e-kart

    Future ProtoEV e-kart racer, Robert Llewellyn? Looks like our Blair has some fierce competition on his hands! NAA member The Blair Project had a fun time at Fully Charged LIVE North and South. Attendees had a chance to see how we are training the next electric generation of innovators, technicians, engineers, and entrepreneurs through our […]

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    NAA Member News: UTAC Launches New Website

    100% dedicated to customers, UTAC is launching its new website online to present all activities of the group, worldwide. This new website details the whole range of bespoke solutions and services operated by UTAC to support its customers in this challenging automotive industry world. is available in English and French.

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    NAA Member News: Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) awarded £1 million funding

    The Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) at the University of Liverpool has been awarded £1 million funding to establish the UK’s first National Centre for Digital Heritage Research. The new Centre aims to make Liverpool a global leader in digital heritage research, preservation and enterprise, creating a digital heritage ecosystem and strategy for the Liverpool City […]

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    NAA Partner News: Only two weeks remaining to assist SMEs in Cheshire

    In conjunction with the CW4.0 Project, the NAA is looking for manufacturing companies who are interested in opportunities for growth and investment through the adoption of digital technology, with a turnover of less than €50 million, or a balance sheet total of less than €43 million – you must be an SME and you must […]

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    NAA Member News: The Abbey Group partners with Apollo Conveyor Solutions

    The Abbey Group, a well-known manufacturer of high-quality products, has recently entered a new business partnership with Apollo Conveyor Solutions Ltd, a leading company in the conveyor industry. This exciting collaboration brings together Abbey Group’s expertise in manufacturing with Apollo Conveyor Solutions’ extensive experience in designing and producing conveyor systems. The partnership aims to leverage […]

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    JLR to invest £15bn over five years in EVs

    JLR is to invest £15bn over five years in EVs and the Halewood plant is to become an all-electric production facility. Welcome to this month’s newsletter and I hope that you are all keeping well. Beginning with some good news, our sector is definitely on the road to recovery. New SMMT figures issued this week […]

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