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Composites UK - Awards Dinner 2021

Join us for our 2021 Awards Dinner, celebrating the achievements of the UK composites industry! Held alongside Advanced Engineering, this event is the only networking dinner in our industry.


Registration for the 2021 awards dinner has now closed.

Want to know who else is attending? See our table plan:


Optional drinks reception from 6.45pm, seated for dinner at 7.45pm.

2021 Awards Shortlist

The shortlisted entries for each award category are as follows (announced in alphabetical order):

The winner of each category will be announced on the night.

The Trevor Starr Outstanding Contribution to the Composites Industry Award, renamed to commemorate the passing of one of Composites UK’s original founders last year, will be awarded to Brett Hemingway, who is now semi-retired after being with BAE Systems for 42 years.

COVID-19 Policy

To help reduce the risk of COVID-19 we will be asking guests entering to produce one of the following upon arrival:

  • A NHS Covid Pass on your mobile phone.
  • A proof of vaccination card.
  • A negative lateral flow test.

Attendees who have been present at the National Exhibition Centre at the Advanced Engineering Show that day will also be able to show the wristband they will have been presented with when entering the building as proof.

Spare lateral flow tests will be available to attendees to take upon arrival should they not be able to produce the above.

Master of Ceremonies

This event will be hosted by Alan Banks of Ford Motor Company.

Keynote Speaker

We are delighted to have Kevin Matthews, CEO of Scott Bader as this year's keynote speaker as the company celebrates its 100th Anniversary.

Event Supporter

The dinner co-incides with the Advanced Engineering Show from 3 - 4 November at the neighbouring Birmingham NEC.


The 2021 sponsorship brochure is ready to be downloaded here.

Please note: All of the awards are now sponsored, leaving the Headline and Event Sponsor options available.

Contact Claire Whysall, Communications Manager, to discuss any options or ideas you have surrounding sponsorship of this event (contact details can be found within the PDF).

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