The NEAA is the best route to business in the Automotive sector and we are passionate about keeping our members and contacts engaged to help you reach your audience and make valuable connections.

It goes without saying, the more engaged members are, the more value that can be realised. Your NEAA membership is company-wide, so to ensure you are fully maximising this, ensure your teams are aware of the benefits that are available to them. We often find that different functions are more suited to some areas of membership, whilst others can maximise other benefits, and together you manage to cover more ground and gain better exposure.


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We are a strong believer in partnerships and collaborative working with both industry and relevant public sector organisations.

Here at the NEAA we bring together companies to enable the coordination of activities that have mutual benefit to members whilst offering capability improvement through the sharing of best practices. We have five main working groups where members can collaborate and share information to support one another, from Business Resilience to Innovation and Trade & Investment.

We can also help you form consortiums by connecting companies and relevant skill sets to support funding applications.


The NEAA sits on over 14 industry steering groups from the NELEP Skills Board and Provider Network, Automotive Council Supply Chain Group, to the European Automotive Cluster Network (EACN) and Made Smarter Adoption North East Board. We also look to work with and support local Universities, Councils, and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), including the North East Growth Hub, 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, Innovation Supernetwork, NOF, NEPIC and RTC North, we look to strengthen the network and promote the region’s capabilities.


Our members are reaching out to fellow members to offer their support and assistance. We are delighted to be able to share a series of exclusive member to member offers that have been made available.

If you would like to add your member offer to this list, please email


NEAA members are keen to offer discounts and offers to other members. If you would like to add an offer from your company, please add this using the members area or contact the NEAA team. Below you will find a range of the current member to member offers.

Lumo Tax

R&D Tax Credits Lumo works in close partnership with businesses, helping them understand and capitalise on R&D credits to both find and fund their futures. Research and development (R&D) tax credits are a government tax relief that rewards innovative UK companies. On average, 33p in the £1 of all qualifying costs can be claimed back. Read more here

Orgatex UK Ltd

All members of the NEAA can benefit from a 10% discount off our standard range of products.

View our full range of member offers by clicking the link below


The NEAA NEtwork magazine has been running quarterly since we launched in 2015 and is a vehicle for communicating both NEAA news and member news to our members and wider stakeholders.

Take a look at the current issue or choose to read some of the back issues from the Archive.

Editorial & Advertising

  • Inside Front Cover £700 +VAT
  • Outside Back Cover £1,000 +VAT
  • Half Page Advert/ Editorial £300 +VAT
  • Full Page Advert/ Editorial £500 +VAT


  • Network Sponsorship £1,500 +VAT
    • includes sponsor logo on every page and full-page feature on page 3.

To discuss these marketing services in more detail, please contact Laura Gage, Marketing & PR Manager on

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To help expand our marketing portfolio, offer increased membership value and to celebrate our 5th Anniversary in March 2020 we introduced a printed version of our members directory.

This is a fantastic opportunity to promote our members as the directory will play a vital role in marketing the regions significant and growing capabilities, helping create a higher awareness of North East England as a location of choice for automotive investment, and attracting talent to our sector.

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If you would like to become a member of the NEAA please fill in this form and we will get back to you.

Alternatively, you can read more about the benefits of being a member here.