The United Kingdom Automotive Council was established in December 2009. Its establishment was a key recommendation of the industry led New Automotive Innovation and Growth Team (NAIGT) which reported in May of that year.
The Automotive Council aims to:
- Create a transformed business environment for the automotive industry in the UK to provide a more compelling investment proposition for related industries;
- Develop further the technology roadmaps for low carbon vehicles and fuels, and exploit opportunities to promote the UK as a strong candidate to develop these and other technologies;
- Develop a stronger and more competitive automotive supply chain;
- Provide a stronger public voice for the industry to support the value of the industry to the UK and to global partners;
- Ensure a strategic, continuous conversation between Government and the automotive industry in the UK.
The Council is chaired jointly by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Industry Chair, Richard Parry Jones.
For further information on the work of the Automotive Council or its sub-groups please contact Automotive Council Secretary Bob Lonnon.