The NEAA is an industry-led cluster that was established to support the economic sustainable growth and competitiveness of the automotive sector in the North East of England. As the largest automotive cluster in the UK the NEAA is well placed to support the development of SMEs within the automotive sector, or who are looking to enter the automotive supply chain.
The NEAA is a delivery partner in a new SME programme, Supply Chain North East, which will see four key partners joining forces to work with over 800 businesses between 2018-2021 supporting businesses to identify opportunities in new and existing markets. As part of this programme, the NEAA will support 55 SMEs per annum at its annual flagship automotive exhibition, the North East Automotive Expo.
Based in the Sunderland area, this is the only automotive event of its kind in the region and brings together senior figures, responsible for multiple disciplines, from the automotive sector as well as stakeholders from outside of the region. This offers a unique opportunity for SMEs to showcase products and services; increase sector knowledge; gain insight into product development requirements and develop collaborations.