Supporting Composites Industry Growth in the East Midlands

Joint Event with Far Composites

This event will bring together composites companies based in the East Midlands region, highlighting the work that they do and the support they need to drive their businesses forward. To help provide answers to some of these challenges there will be presentations from local government as well as national support agencies detailing schemes and initiatives that are already in place to assist them. The event will also feature overview presentations from around ten local composites companies, which will be complimented with a table-top exhibition display. We are delighted to be working with the Far Composites on this event.


09:15 Registration
10:00 Welcome and Introduction, Far Composites 

Promoting UK Businesses Outside of the UK

10:10 UK Trade and Investment, Ian Harrison
10:20 European Enterprise Network, Alex Mauser

Supporting the East Midlands at a National Level

10:30 Composites UK, Mark Humphrey
10:40 Knowledge Transfer Network, Ajay Kapadia
10:50 Axillium, WIll Searle
11:00 How2 (R&D Tax Credits and the Patent Box), Sachin Chauhan
11:10 Utilitywise, Paul Graham
11:20 Break

Supporting the East Midlands at a Local Level

11:50 Business Growth Service, Ian Davie

12:00 East Midlands Chamber, Tom Munro 12:10 Invest to Grow, David Harper

12:20 The Impact of a World Class University on the Local Composites Industry, University of Nottingham, Prof. Andrew Long

Composites in the East Midlands

12:40 Short company overview presentations from companies actively working in the composites sector in the East Midlands region (see below for details on how to become one of these companies).

  • Axon Automotive
  • UKFlowtechnik

13:20 Lunch and networking to close

Who Should Attend?

Attendance from representatives from composites companies based in the East Midlands (defined as Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire) is encouraged to find out what regional support is available, however delegates from other regions are welcome to register and network with companies from the East Midlands.

How Do We Become A Presenting/Exhibiting Company?

Your company must be based in the East Midlands region (as defined above) to qualify for one of these spaces. Each company will receive a 10 minute speaking slot to give details about the company, case studies of projects and/or how they have benefitted from regional funding as well as a table-top exhibition space that can be used to display company brochures and samples.


Composites UK Members - £150 (ex VAT)

Non-Members - £300 (ex VAT) Presenting/exhibiting companies will be allocated two delegate places at the event.

To express your interest in this please contact Claire Whysall, Communications Manager on with a brief company overview.

Delegate Registration

This event is free-of-charge however places are limited therefore you must register using the online booking link below. We will be encouraging B2B meetings at this event and will periodically produce a delegate list of those registered (see the file at the end of the event listing). Only your name and company will be shown here with attendees asked to make contact through Composites UK should there be someone they wish to book a meeting with.

Terms and Conditions: Delegates who book a place and do not attend will be invoiced £50 + VAT to cover catering and administration costs. Those who inform us via before this event will avoid the charge. Delegate places are transferrable and you may allow a colleague to take your place however you must inform us at least 48 hours before the event or the charge may still apply.


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