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    At the NAA, we provide a range of services in the following areas to support your company.

    1. Focused, industry-specific support

    Providing focused advice by navigating through the overwhelming amount of information that automotive businesses often face.

    1. Helping automotive companies grow and be more profitable

    Offering a variety of support measures designed to help automotive companies improve their performance in a range of areas.

    1. Introductions to new customers

    Through our network we can provide introductions to the companies you want to speak to.

    1. Industry networking

    Bringing companies together in this active and growing industry.

    1. Signposting

    An external network of organisations who can provide additional support to your company. Examples include the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and the advanced Propulsion Centre (APCI).

    1. Accessing financial support

    Helping our members to source and apply for grants, funding competitions and other financial incentives.

    1. Bringing partners and consortia together

    Actively promoting collaboration between different organisations – including members, universities and other national automotive bodies.

    1. Industry-specific project management

    Offering project management support for funded projects and collaborations, as well as for in-company initiatives.

    1. Consultancy

    Providing specialist automotive industry consultancy advice to help you become more efficient and competitive.

    1. Promotion of your organisation

    Promoting our member companies through our monthly e-newsletter, website, events and referrals.

    1. Knowledge transfer

    Regular updates on the latest regional, national and international automotive industry developments.

    1. Sharing best practice

    Business support highlighting industry best practice in areas from workforce development to organisational change.

    1. Annual dinner and awards

    A high-profile networking Awards event, offering PR opportunities, individual category awards and sponsorship opportunities.

    1. Event and exhibition support

    Support in showcasing member company’s products at events and exhibitions at home and abroad.

    1. Meet the buyer events

    Matching buyers with potential NAA member suppliers.

    1. Regular NAA events

    Monthly meetings designed to encourage networking and presentations on key issues, exclusive one-off visits to company sites and joint events with other organisations eg. industry bodies and universities.

    1. Promotion of the sector

    Promoting the regional automotive industry capabilities, identifying and updating regional industry sector data and needs and thirdly, providing input to regional policy and economic strategy.

    1. Lobbying/sector representation

    Representing the views of members and the wider sector at regional, national and international level alongside liaising with the LEP’s.

    1. Skills

    Identifying skills shortages and setting in place appropriate plans.

    1. Industry training

    Training programmes at preferential rates to help member companies become more competitive.

    1. Annual consultation

    One-to-one consultation to explore how NAA can help with specific issues affecting member companies.

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