Composites UK, supported by the National Composites Centre, will be hosting the first regional event of 2019! 

Purpose of the event

  • to let companies in particular regions know what business and financial support is on offer specifically to them
  • to highlight case studies from those in the local composites supply chain who have particularly excelled with an aim to inspire others


  • 9:30am Registration
  • 10am Welcome and housekeeping
  • 10:10am Overview of Composites UK: Claire Whysall, Communications Manager, Composites UK
  • 10:20am SME Support from the High Value Manufacturing Catapults: Katy Riddington, Director – NCC Connect, National Composites Centre & Anthony Stevenson, Technical Lead, AMRC
  • 10:45am Making the most of R&D Tax Credits: Simon Huntley, Corporate Business Manager, Momentum Group
    • 11am Department for International Trade: Export Support David Beasley, International Trade Adviser – Yorkshire and the Humber, DIT
  • 11:15am EEF: Enterprise and Innovation in the Manufacturing Industry: Emily Lawrence, Programme Manager, EEF
  • 11:30am Break
  • 11:50am Bringing McLaren to Yorkshire: Luca Viadana, Head of Government Affairs and Programmes, McLaren Automotive
  • 12:10pm The EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub: Richard Gravelle, Research & Business Development Manager, CIMCOMP/University of Nottingham
  • 12:25pm Hot Platen Composites Presses
  • 12:40pm Recovery after Fire – Business Continuity – Contingency Planning: Ben Wilson, Director, MPM
  • 12:55pm Reduced Co-Efficient of Friction Bearing Material – XPL Material plus Future Tufcot Materials: Bob Birchley, Technical Manager, Tufcot
  • 1:10pm Lunch
  • 1:50pm Event Close
  • Optional tour of AMRC

To register your attendance to this event, please follow the link provided on the right hand side.