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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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    In the Driving Seat: Dan Howard, Liverpool Lifesciences UTC School

    Dan Howard, Engineering and Employer Partnership Lead, Liverpool Lifesciences UTC School, seemingly has a challenge choosing between a number of leisure activities such as reading The Lord of the Rings or playing Pokémon Battle Academy… Name Dan Howard Company Liverpool Lifesciences UTC School Position Engineering and Employer Partnership Lead Apart from that I also run which […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Shaun Cross, OMRON Electronics Ltd

    It sounds like Shaun Cross, UK Sales Manager, OMRON Electronics Ltd, has a dilemma about whether to go for a cycle ride or go for a drive in his BMW 330e. Name Shaun Cross Company OMRON Electronics Ltd Position UK Sales Manager  Apart from that  • Vice Chair of UK Logistics Forum (Society of Motor […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Andrew Jeffrey, Scorpion Automotive

    This is your chance to find out more about Andrew Jeffrey from Scorpion Automotive and metal core, melodic death metal and thrash metal… Name Andrew Jeffrey Company Scorpion Automotive Position Chief Operating Officer Why did you join the NAA?  To network with other automotive business owners in the North; to develop business connections with potential customers […]

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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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    In the Driving Seat: Paul Clarke, Automotive Comms & Green Car Guide

    Paul Clarke, Director of Automotive Comms and Founder & Editor of Green Car Guide, has been editing your NAA e-newsletter since 2011, and apparently it’s now time for an updated In the Driving Seat! (and keep reading for complimentary event tickets). Name Paul Clarke Company Automotive Comms & Green Car Guide Position Director of Automotive […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Mitch Clark, Marks & Clerk LLP

    If you have a bright idea then the advice is to keep it secret until you’ve spoken to Patent Attorney Mitch Clark from Marks & Clerk LLP. Name Mitch Clark  Company Marks & Clerk LLP Position Patent Attorney (with a Mechanical Engineering focus) – Senior Associate  Apart from that None! But… maybe I can take […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Adrian Botham, Servispart Consulting

    Adrian Botham from Servispart Consulting is well known to the NAA community, having been a member since 2015, but what you may not be aware of when you meet Adrian is that he’s probably secretly thinking about driving through the Grand Canyon. Name Adrian Botham Company Servispart Consulting Position Director and Management Consultant Apart from […]

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    In the Driving Seat: James Hall, Melling Performance Springs

    If you want advice about quad biking on sand dunes in Dubai, James Hall is the person to ask… Name James Hall Company Melling Performance Springs  Position Sales Manager Apart from that I used to help manage my previous football team’s youth squad. Having played for the team for 15 years, I couldn’t just walk […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Ian Gates, Product Release Europe Ltd

    Ian Gates MD of Product Release Europe is in the Driving Seat this month. Name Ian Gates Company  Product Release Europe Ltd Position MD Association with NAA  4 years approximately Why did you join the NAA?  Interested in growing business in automotive sector and networking Personal  Married, Everton Season Ticket Holder Favourite football team Everton ☹ […]

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