The NEAA is the best route to business in the Automotive sector by providing a range of business support services to help you reach your audience and make valuable connections.
At the core of NEAA’s membership offering is networking and connectivity, whereby members can utilise these services to support business development.
Whether it be industry introductions, promotional opportunities via NEAA’s social platforms, newsletters, and events, or sector intelligence and one-to-one account management, the NEAA is passionate about helping the Automotive supply chain thrive.
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As an NEAA member, you will be allocated an Account Manager as your main point of contact for all membership advice and business development support.
We will engage with you to discuss how we can support your business and where you can maximise your membership of the NEAA. We will keep you up to date with the latest news and events from the Automotive sector and can also provide support to help raise your profile in the industry.
Your Account Manager will facilitate industry introductions and will signpost you to wider support programmes and networks as required.
The NEAA facilitate valuable introductions for members with the primary aim of building supply chain opportunities within the sector.
The experienced NEAA team have contacts and long-term relationships to help put you in front of the right people.
Industry introductions can include:
- Meet the Buyer appointments
- Collaboration opportunities
- Building consortiums
- Funding organisations
- Government and wider stakeholders
- Industry bodies
- International contacts and trade advice
- Technology research and development organisations
The NEAA works with members to develop a calendar of knowledge transfer events that are industry specific, and value added.
From online webinars and focused workshops to flagship Expo’s and awards events, we ensure each event offers a platform to engage with the right people and showcase your products and services.
Whilst most of our events are free of charge to members, there are times when events come with a fee due to the nature or scale of the event. NEAA members will always receive preferential rates to attend these kind of flagship events.
Our events cover
Exhibitions & Conferences
Lunch & Learn Workshops
Meet the Buyer
Best Practise Visits
Training & Development
Industry Awareness & School Engagement
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Members can maximise their membership using a range of free marketing support services. These services can help member companies enhance their brand and company offering across the network and beyond.
These marketing services include:
- Upon joining, a ½ page editorial in the NEAA’s quarterly Network magazine
- Dissemination of your company news and press releases via NEAA social media channels, NEAA website new pages, NEAA monthly e-Newsletter
- Company profile in the Online Members Directory
- Free/discounted entry to NEAA events
- Potential inclusion of company news in the NEAA’s quarterly NEtwork magazine
- Website, newsletter, magazine, and directory advertising opportunities
- Discounted rates on e-Marketing to our network
- Sponsorship opportunities
- Marketing advice, guidance, and support (where applicable)
We work on behalf of our members to deliver a structured voice for the North East Automotive sector. The NEAA also benefits from strategic direction from an engaged Board, who are a network of industry leaders driving our strategy.
We are the industry-led Automotive cluster that speaks for the whole sector in the region, delivering information to wider stakeholders, lobbying industry needs, impacting and influencing Government policies, publicising regional capability, and providing a gateway to industry bodies and expertise.
Our aim is to strengthen the long-term economic sustainable growth of the region’s Automotive sector by working closely with companies across the region to understand and support issues that affect your business.
The NEAA sits on over 10 industry steering groups from the Skills Board NELEP, Supply Chain Group Automotive Council, to the European Automotive Cluster Network (EACN). We also look to work with and support local Universities, Councils, and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), for the benefit of our members, SMEs and the wider community.
Working with relevant trade organisations including the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the Advanced of Manufacturing Forum (AMF), North East of England Chamber of Commerce, the Engineering & Manufacturing Network, NOF, NEPIC and RTC North, we look to strengthen the network and promote the region’s capabilities.