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    NAA Update: UK vehicle production tops one million units in 2023, up 17% in best year since 2019

    UK vehicle production topped one million units in 2023 and £23.7 billion of private and public investment commitments were announced, demonstrating that the sector is well and truly on the road to recovery. Welcome to this month’s newsletter and I hope that you are all keeping well. I want to begin this month’s newsletter with the […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Sara Moore, Element Materials Testing

    This month a Ford Fiesta Popular Plus tops the best motoring moments for Sara Moore from Element Materials Testing. Name Sara Moore  Company Element Materials Testing  Position Business Development Associate  Apart from that Site Sustainability Ambassador, Member of the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders Association with NAA I have only recently got involved with […]

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    NAA Event Review: National Centre for Motorsport Engineering (NCME)

    Last month saw our 2024 networking event programme kick-off with a visit to the National Centre for Motorsport Engineering (NCME), based at the University of Bolton. As the only one of its kind in the UK, this £13 million purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility boasts a range of capabilities including: • Wind-tunnel testing • Computer-aided design • […]

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    NAA Member Event: BridgeAI Transportation Sector Workshop, 13 March, STFC Hartree Centre, Sci-Tech Daresbury

    Could you use AI to solve your automotive challenges? BridgeAI Transportation Sector Workshop 13 March / 10:00 – 15:30 STFC Hartree Centre, Sci-Tech Daresbury Join STFC Hartree Centre to discover how AI can be applied to increase productivity, boost innovation and create new solutions for the Transport sector. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the challenges […]

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    NAA Member News: Burnley College at the Forefront of Cyber-Security and AI Training, Sharing in a £4.5 Million Boost to Education in East Lancashire

    A trailblazer in digital technology education, Burnley College is proud to be part of an ambitious project powered by a generous £4.5 million Local Skills Improvement Funding. The share of the money from the Department for Education (DfE) will propel us into the vanguard of cyber-security and Artificial Intelligence (AI) training, equipping our learners with […]

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    NAA Member News: Element showcases its automotive testing expertise

    Element Wednesbury proudly welcomed the Guild of Architectural Ironmongery (GAI) Midlands Community Hub on 5 November, providing a unique opportunity to showcase its cutting-edge capabilities and expertise in automotive testing. This event was held at Element’s state-of-the-art Wednesbury laboratory. The automotive materials and component testing team took centre stage, presenting a comprehensive range of services. Element demonstrated its commitment to […]

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    NAA Member News: Melling Performance Springs invests in specialist induction heat treatment equipment

    Melling Performance Springs, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire adds specialist Induction heat treatment equipment to aid technical advancements for the most demanding applications. Melling Performance Springs has recently invested in specialist induction heat treatment equipment giving increased design and manufacturing capabilities for the most demanding compression spring applications. Induction heat treatment is a highly efficient and […]

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    NAA Member News: University of Salford – North of England Robotics Innovation Centre (NERIC)

    The North of England Robotics Innovation Centre (NERIC) is a new advanced facility and pioneering initiative by the University of Salford dedicated to empowering Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in navigating the transformative landscape of digitalisation, automation, and robotics. In this era of relentless technological progress, we focus on working with SMEs to embrace the power of […]

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

    Sign up to the next cohort of the Help to Grow: Management programme. Calling all SME leaders across Liverpool City Region. We are recruiting now for the next cohort of the Help to Grow Management programme at the University of Liverpool Management School, starting on 7 March 2024. The 12-week programme, which combines online sessions with […]

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    NAA Member News: Liverpool’s Universities to deliver £5.1m innovation support programme for city region’s SMEs

    A new partnership between the University of Liverpool’s VEC (Virtual Engineering Centre), Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) and Edge Hill University has launched to support business innovation across the Liverpool City Region (LCR). The new £5.1m Horizons programme, funded by the Liverpool City Region’s £44m UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) allocation, will support more than […]

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