Composites UK to Host its First Parliamentary Reception

On 2nd May 2023, Composites UK will host its very first Parliamentary Reception on the Terrance Pavilion at the Houses of Parliament.

This members-only event will highlight how the composites sector can bring together world leading science, engineering and innovation skills which are fundamental to achieving the UK’s transformation to a low carbon future and, along the way, creating thousands of new skilled jobs.

Dr David Bailey, CEO of Composites UK said: “Our composites industry is a Strategic National Asset, years in the making, that holds the key to how our powerhouse industries – aerospace, automotive, defence, energy, and infrastructure – decarbonise and remain globally competitive.

“Composites UK members are encouraged to attend and help with communicating to all of the political parties the importance of supporting the UK’s Composites Sector which contributes £10.72 Billion to the UK economy and provides 47,500 high value jobs.”

MPs must be in Parliament on this date, so a high participation rate from them is expected. The event is kindly sponsored by Giles Watling MP.

Chairman of Composites UK, Dr Alan Banks added: “We work tirelessly on our members’ behalf to actively influence government strategy via Composites UK and the Composites Leadership Forum to demonstrate that working together with a cohesive strategy will not only enable our government’s goals but also allow the UK manufacturing and research facilities to flourish – not only domestically but internationally.”

Headline partner of this event is Cygnet Texkimp, with further support received from additional partners GKN Aerospace, MPM limited and the Northern Ireland Advanced Composites and Engineering Centre (NIACE).

Places are extremely limited and available to members only (one per company). Registrations can be made via the website.