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    NAA Member News: Scorpion Automotive Named a Northern Powerhouse Export Champion

    Chorley-based Scorpion Automotive has been named as one of a select group of companies chosen by the Department for International Trade (DIT) to act as an Export Champion for the Northern Powerhouse…

    The appointment is in recognition of Scorpion’s ongoing support in encouraging other companies to grow their international business through exporting and its contribution to the economic growth of the region through exporting. In fact, its global marketing strategy and delivery status of that strategy earned it the Northern Automotive Alliance (NAA) International Trade Award 2017 and BIBA Exporter of the Year Award 2017.

    The Northern Powerhouse Export Champion scheme is an expansion of the Northwest Export Champion scheme launched by United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI) in 2014 and under the banner of the DIT in recent years.

    The Northern Powerhouse is a concept to bring together the great cities, towns and rural communities of the North of England and Wales, to become a powerhouse for the UK’s wider economy. This is set to be achieved by improvement of transport links, a revolutionary new style of governance, and increased investment.

    The Northern Powerhouse forms part of the government’s industrial strategy which aims to build upon our strong economy and help businesses up and down the country seize the opportunities presented by the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

    Export Champions help share their success stories for export and international trade along with tips and advice to other local exporters. Scorpion Automotive is represented by Mark Downing, Managing Director. Mark comments:

    “I’m enthusiastic about the opportunity to share the knowledge and expertise we’ve gained through exporting. Exporting may lead to a fundamental change to the way you trade so there are many risks as well as many benefits to consider.

    Scorpion Automotive is fast becoming a global force in the design and manufacture of vehicle security, tracking and telematics systems. With a strong emphasis on R&D backed up by our recent investments in our new state of the art manufacturing facility, we’re aligned to benefit from the fast moving market changes brought about by Brexit and the movement in exchange rates.”

    Scorpion already supplies an impressive list of vehicle manufacturers and aftermarket customers with sales in 16 countries spanning 6 continents.

    Companies looking for support from the DIT should contact 0333 320 0392 or email

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