Supporting UK Composites

East of England Regional Event: Supporting Composites Industry Growth

Composites UK, Alconbury Enterprise Campus and Huntingdonshire District Council have been working together to bring you the latest regional event looking at available business support in the East of England area*. This event will also present a series of case studies showcasing the successes of local companies in the composites supply chain.


09:30     Registration
10:00     Welcome & Event Overview - Stella Job, Composites UK
10:05     Huntingdonshire District Council and an overview of the Alconbury Enterprise Campus - Sue Bedlow and Alison Gamble

Business Support Presentations

10:25     Composites UK - Association Overview and Hub Database - Stella Job
10:35     Department for International Trade (formerly UKTI) - Gary Shiels
10:45     How 2 (R&D Tax Credits) - Sachin Chauhan
10:55     Signpost 2 Grow – Binal Cadieu
11:05     UK Export Finance – Jo McSweeney

11:15     Break

Local Success Stories

11:45     IKO (Andy Williamson)
12:00     TRB Lightweight Structures (Tim Harrison)
12:15     Encocam (Helen Dighton)

12:30     Lunch

13:30     Apprenticeships at AIM Altitude - David Howell
13:45     Never underestimate Mother Nature – EcoPanel, a lightweight biocomposite configuration (sponsored by Innovate UK) - William Anthony, EcoTechnilin
14:00     The DATACOMP project - Using AMSCI funding to further innovation - Donna Dykeman, Granta Design

14:15     Q&A/Discussion

14:30     Close of main event

14:30     Optional tour of Alconbury Enterprise Centre (for those not attending the member meeting)

Member Meeting (Optional)

A chance for Composites UK members to come and talk to us and see how they should be utilising their membership. Non-members wanting to find out more about us are also welcome to stay.
14:30     Member meeting
15:15     Close
15:15     Optional tour of Alconbury Enterprise Centre

Tour of the Alconbury Enterprise Campus

Alconbury Weald is steeped in aviation history and developers Urban&Civic will take you on a tour of the development.  Lasting approximately 30 minutes you will have the opportunity to see hangars, Magic Mound (a nuclear bunker), the new primary school and the first phase of the residential area, plus the chance to “take off” down the runway.


Registration is free-of-charge to all and is bookable via the form below. Please note that there will be a £50 admin charge invoiced to those who book for the event but fail to attend without prior notice. You are welcome to send a colleague on your behalf, just let us know so we can make sure we update the delegate list at least 2 working days before.

Please let us know through the drop-down menu if you would:

  1. Like to take the tour of the Alconbury Enterprise Campus as this will help them determine if additional transport is needed.**
  2. Like to attend the CUK member meeting at the close of the day (starting at approx 15:00 and lasting for no more than 1 hour). This meeting will go over the benefits of being a CUK member and how you can get more involved. Non-members wanting to find out more about us are also welcome to attend. Email us if you'd like to come along to this meeting but not the rest of the day.

*The East of England area constitutes as the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

** There will be one tour at the close of the main event for those not attending the CUK member meeting, and another at the end of the CUK member meeting so everyone who wants to has the opportunity to look around.

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