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    New fully-funded support will enable Cheshire & Warrington manufacturers to exploit digital technologies

    A new £5.6 million, ERDF-funded project brings together leading Universities and industry experts to support growth and resilience in the region’s SME manufacturers. SME manufacturers in Cheshire and Warrington can now access free hands-on support and local R&D expertise to help them make the most of industrial digital technologies, following the launch of a new […]

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    NAA Update: Light at the end of the tunnel

    Welcome to this month’s newsletter and I hope that you are all keeping well. It’s good to finally see some light at the end of the tunnel with the Prime Minister’s recently announced government roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in England… The COVID-19 outbreak has had a seismic effect on the economy, and particularly […]

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    Industry News: The Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices – Employers can strengthen their organisation by hiring an apprentice

    The COVID-19 outbreak has had a seismic effect on the economy, and some apprentices have been made redundant without completing their apprenticeships, while others are at risk of redundancy. To help these apprentices the Department for Education has recently launched the Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices… The service provides clear, accessible advice and guidance to […]

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    Industry News: Business Readiness Bulletin – Brexit: New rules are here

    All information on Brexit can be found at This bulletin is issued by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and provides the latest information for businesses. NEW £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund Importing and Exporting Marketing goods Trade Business Support Helplines Webinars and Podcasts Sector-specific guidance NEW £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund […]

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    Industry News: Zero Emission Ambulance – Market Engagement Event

    The NHS is committed to reducing its direct emissions by 80% by 2028-2032, becoming the world’s first net zero National Health Service by 2040. Reducing carbon emissions from its own vehicle fleet will be crucial in achieving this… To support this commitment the NHS is planning to develop a number of zero emission, lightweight, more […]

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