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    Industry News: Productivity boost open to North West’s manufacturing and engineering businesses

    Manufacturing businesses across the North West have the chance to learn from industry giants in a programme designed to boost productivity across the sector… ‘Productivity through People’ (PtP), a 10-month programme designed by Lancaster University Management School academics in partnership with industry experts from BAE Systems, Siemens and Rolls-Royce, aims to boost SME’s outputs and […]

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    Other News: UNITEplus with Lancaster University offering subsidised student internships

    UNITEplus is a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programme supporting the growth of Lancashire’s Small to Medium Enterprises through subsidised student internships… UNITEplus is a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) subsidised support programme designed to add value and skills to Lancashire’s Small to Medium Enterprises. This is delivered in the form of 140-hour internships tailored to […]

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    NAA Update: The challenge of 2020 – and the opportunities in 2021

    Welcome to this month’s newsletter; it’s hard to believe that we are in December already and as I look back on the year, what a challenge 2020 has been for us all and also for our industry… However, with the first COVID-19 vaccine now approved for use and the visibility of a potential trade deal […]

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    NAA to deliver Government-backed peer networks initiative in Lancashire

    The NAA has been appointed by Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub, to help Lancashire’s businesses overcome coronavirus, improve resilience and achieve future success through a funded programme of targeted knowledge sharing. Peer Networks, which was launched in Lancashire in October, is a national peer-to-peer networking programme for SME leaders that want to improve their business […]

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    NAA Update: Latest COVID support updates, end of the EU transition period guidance, and despite COVID, various forthcoming (online) events

    Welcome to this month’s newsletter and I hope that you are all still keeping safe and well, despite the latest COVID-19 challenges… Firstly, on that note, I’m sure that you are aware that last week the Chancellor announced the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) not just by one month – but until the […]

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