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    NAA Update: UK car production grows, but urgent solution needed for Rules of Origin

    UK car production posted almost 40% growth in September, electrified cars have accounted for more than a third of all this year’s exports, but tougher Rules of Origin coming into force from January 2024 risk the prospect of punitive 10% tariffs on EVs traded across the Channel. Welcome to this month’s newsletter and I hope […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Matthew Kershaw, Pennine Quality Consulting

    Many NAA members may associate Matthew Kershaw with Setco Automotive, but Matthew has now set up Pennine Quality Consulting – which is where we assume he will be working when not running, mountain biking or driving Ferraris. Name Matthew Kershaw Company Pennine Quality Consulting Position Owner and Director Apart from that Oh yes… I’m also […]

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    NAA Event: UTAC, Leyland, 23 November 2023

    Our November networking meeting will take place at UTAC, Leyland. Built in the 1980s, UTAC, Leyland, has seen significant investment in respect of vehicle electrification testing and has a fully equipped Electric Drive Unit (EDU) laboratory, extensive interior systems & seat test capability, and a large structural test laboratory capable of testing heavy-duty trucks and […]

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    NAA Networking Event: STFC Hartree Centre, Daresbury, 7 December 2023

    For our final networking event of the year, we will visit STFC Hartree Centre, Daresbury on 7 December. Agenda 12.00 – Arrival and Networking Lunch 13:00 – Welcome & Introductions 13.05 – STFC Hartree Centre Presentation 13.30 – Facility Tour 14:30 – Q&A 14.45 – Networking and Refreshments 15:15 – Final Wrap-up 15.30 – Departure […]

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    NAA Member News: Blackpool and The Fylde College (B&FC) achieves Gold for Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) a national assessment of higher education (HE)

    Blackpool and The Fylde College (B&FC) has been awarded TEF Gold for the standard of its higher education. The award provides an overall rating made up of two individual assessments relating to student experience and student outcomes. Although a number of provider assessments are still pending, B&FC is currently one of only three further education […]

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    NAA Member News: DHL Supply Chain Insights – Packaging Execution Edge Begins With Materials Management

    Agile and flexible packaging operations are essential to ensure speed to market and customer satisfaction. The key to unlocking true competitive advantage, however, begins much sooner. Here’s how a robust approach to materials management can create new opportunities to deliver value in packaging solutions… read more

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    NAA Member News: JLR Launches New Schools Partnership Programme To Drive Forward The Careers of 40,000 Students From Diverse Local Communities

    Last month JLR launched an all-new Schools Partnership Programme to help 40,000 students from diverse backgrounds build electrifying future careers in areas such as electrical and software engineering, digital and data roles and autonomous technologies. The programme is focused on improving opportunities for groups underrepresented in the industry including young females, pupils from challenging socio-economic […]

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    NAA Member News: Meet Melo World

    Melo World Ltd is a company committed to pushing the boundaries of innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction in the field of Visual Management and 5S solutions. With a dedication to precision and excellence, Melo World has emerged as a frontrunner in providing cutting-edge products and services tailored to enhance day-to-day operations in various industries, including […]

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    NAA Member News: Vauxhall Continues To Lead The Way In Electric Van Sales

    Vauxhall’s Vivaro Electric continued its strong UK sales performance in September, continuing to dominate the electric light commercial vehicle (e-LCV) sector according to the latest new car registration figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The Vivaro Electric leads the e-LCV market year-to-date, as well as during the month of September, […]

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    NAA Member News: Digital support for North West manufacturers set to deliver £100m GVA boost benefit for region

    Evaluations of digital transformation initiatives, Cheshire & Warrington 4.0 (CW4.0) and LCR 4.0 Holistic, have discovered that the projects supporting SME manufacturers will collectively contribute an additional £100m of gross value added (GVA) and 489 full-time jobs to the region’s economy. Over the last two years, the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) initiatives, led by […]

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    European Regional Development Fund Northern Powerhouse
    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham