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Northern Automotive Alliance (NAA)

Organisation
Original name: 
Northern Automotive Alliance (NAA)
Address:
23 Goodlass Rd
Speke, Liverpool L24 9HJ
United Kingdom
GB
Mission

Based in North- West England, the NAA is an independent, not-for-profit company, which provides a membership service combined with a project management delivery function to the automotive community. The NAA supports micro-companies through to the local global vehicle manufacturers, offering a diverse service using its established networks. This includes the provision of training, events, funding applications and strategic, business and technical advice.
 

Activities

The North-West Automotive Alliance provides services in the following areas:

  • Networking - Joining the NAA means that you have the opportunity to be an active member of the North- West automotive community, which is a growing, vibrant environment, and many members are now working together since being brought together by the NAA.
  • Accessing Financial Support - Helping members to source and apply for grants, funding competitions and other financial incentives.
  • Project Management/Consultancy - Providing members with consultancy advice and project management support to help them become more efficient and competitive.
  • Knowledge Transfer - Regular updates – including e-newsletters, website, events and one-to-ones – on the latest regional, national and international automotive industry developments.
  • Sharing Best Practice - Business support highlighting industry best practice in areas from workforce development to organisational change.
  • Event and Exhibition Support - Helping members to showcase their products at events and exhibitions at home and abroad and to take part in foreign trade missions.
  • Meet The Buyer Events - Matching buyers who need particular products and services with potential NAA member suppliers.
  • Regular NAA Events - Monthly meetings designed to encourage networking, with associated presentations on key issues such as supply chain, innovation and business development; joint events with other organisations such as industry bodies and the region’s universities.
  • Promotion of the Sector - Promoting the regional automotive industry capability nationally and internationally; identifying and continuously updating regional industry sector data and needs, providing industry sector input to regional policy and economic strategy.
  • Industry Training - Training programmes at preferential rates to help members become more competitive in subjects from quality standards to sales presentations.