This is the second edition of our new series where we take a look at some of our member companies and how they have utilised their membership benefits to grow their business.
This time we spoke to Pravin Mistry, Global Chief Executive Officer of Prea Ltd.
Please give a brief overview of Prea and the products and services you offer?
Prea is a global consultancy with headquarters in Manchester, UK. Composites is just one of the materials we specialise in (the others being plastics, rubber and chemicals). We can help with recruitment - at all levels including having a database of candidates, technical consultancy – formulation, processing and troubleshooting and management consultancy comprising of mergers and acquisitions; buying and selling companies, joint ventures/collaborations, restructuring and setting strategies.
We actively look for composite companies which are for sale on behalf of our clients including any business units as well as joint venture opportunities. We also have clients offering toll manufacturing and/or sub contract work.
Which of the benefits of Composites UK membership does your company regularly use?
We joined Composites UK so that we could use it to network and use it as a platform to connect with the composite companies in the UK. Since joining we have been a regular exhibitor at Composites UK events giving us the opportunity to connect with delegates in a decision making role.
We also have regular stories in the monthly e-newsletter and have this year sponsored the Awards Dinner by supplying the awards that will be given out to the winners.
Have you gained extra business by being a member of Composites UK?
We have established many contacts in the UK industry by being a member which we look to build a relationship with – and it’s a work in progress. Our clients are looking to acquire/set up joint ventures in the composite industry, which we have successfully done within North America and Mainland Europe but for some reason the UK composite companies seem to be reluctant.
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