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North West Aerospace Alliance

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Tuesday, 3 January, 1995
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Lancashire
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
David
Bailey
Cluster Manager
++441772 648800
david.bailey@aerospace.co.uk
Languages spoken: 
English
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Aerospace Vehicles and Defence
Technology fields: 
Aeronautical technology / Avionics
Aircraft
S3 EU priority areas: 
Aeronautics
Aeronautics & environment
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Competitiveness Improvement
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
220
Number of SME members: 
182
Number of larger company members: 
36
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
2
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

What we do - Represent, Influence, Shape, Engage.

The North West Aerospace Alliance is the key industry organisation in the region, representing and uniting companies and organisations involved in the aerospace sector supply chain.Our Mission: 'To provide a fully integrated support structure for North West Aerospace companies.' The NWAA is responsible for shaping the industry through strategic thinking and delivery, by driving innovation and providing supply chain excellence and other business support programmes.How we do it - Promote, Develop, Support. The NWAA achieve this through working with key stakeholders within the industry to develop products, services and supply chain development programmes that will shape the industry for the future.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
No
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Provision and facilitation of access to training for members
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 

For additional information about the support we offer please access our web-site - http://www.aerospace.co.uk/ 

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
India
Malaysia
Mexico
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
France
Germany
Italy
Spain
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
EACP
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: