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    NAA Business Excellence Programme Update: Rush for Mentoring and Technical Support

    This past couple of months has been extremely busy supporting companies with applications for Business Excellence mentoring and technical support. Currently, we are supporting over 20 new projects, which have a total value in excess of £200,000.

    It is fantastic to see all this investment taking place and the drive for business improvements. I have budgets to support SMEs and Large companies in Merseyside and the rest of the region. Requests for funding have been so popular in Merseyside that this budget has virtually all been allocated. There is a considerable amount of funding remaining in all other areas, so please contact me if you would like support.

    Business Excellence Networking
    The next Business Excellence networking meeting will be held on Thursday 5 December. It will commence with a tour of Scorpion Automotive and then relocate to the David Lloyd Club at Chorley (about 1 mile away) for lunch, and presentations by Scorpion and other speakers.

    If you would like to attend this free event, please register with Zoe Desoer,

    New Members
    Since the approval of the extension to Business Excellence to June 2015 from the European Regional Development Fund (back in June), membership has increased dramatically from 68 to 88 members. Although September focused on helping companies with mentoring and technical support, we’ve still had four new members, which were:

    • Brutal Blau
    • DNA Agile
    • Fuel Economy Solution
    • Voyager MPV Ltd

    If you know of any companies in the North West region who you believe would benefit from BEP, then I would appreciate it if you would provide me with their contact details to follow up or pass on mine.

    For an update on the changes in the services please see:

    Contact Me
    If you are interested in finding out more about the Business Excellence Programme and any of the above, then please contact me. My email and telephone numbers are as follows:, telephone 07870 812214 (direct mobile).

    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Dr Martin Andrews
    Northwest Automotive Alliance

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