Supporting UK Composites

Composites Leadership Forum

Composites UK and the Composites Leadership Forum

The Composites Leadership Forum (CLF) is working to influence the Government and other bodies (including Industry, research centres, academia, skills provider) to bring together support for composites and ensure growth and industrial success for the UK.

Driven from the 2009 Strategy for UK Composites, the CLF was set up in mid-2012 from an industry initiative to coordinate and connect the activities of the growing number of composite-using companies, supportive stakeholders and industry organisations.

Fully supported by BIS, the CLF is chaired by industry with members drawn from industry sector groups (e.g. Aerospace Growth Partnership, Automotive Council), Government and stakeholders (e.g. TSB, EPSRC) and delivery partners (e.g. National Composites Centre (NCC), Composites UK).

The CLF represents the interest of both current and emerging composites - using sectors.

  • Technology and innovation.
  • Enable supply chains.
  • Build skills and learning.
  • Develop standards and regulations.
  • Ensure sustainability.

Government and Stakeholders


Delivery Partners

The British Composites Society, HVM Catapult, EPSRC CIMComp, Composites UK and NCC.

Industry Sector Groups

Aerospace Growth Partnership, Automotive Council, Motorsport Industries Association, Construction, Renewables UK, Defence, Marine Industries Alliance, Railway Industry Association, Materials Supplies and People - ESG.

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The UK Composites Strategy

The UK Composites Strategy is an ongoing collaboration between Government (The Department for Business Innovation and Skills, or BIS) and the composites industry to ensure that funding and support is available in the right way to grown the UK in this area.

The document aims to reduce the market barriers for the composites industry, including addressing the skills gap and investing in sustainability and recycling.

The document can be downloaded here Strategy Document 2016


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