Supporting UK Composites

East Midlands SME Regional Roadshow

Composites UK is bringing its SME Roadshow (supported by the National Composites Centre) to Leicester City Football Club on 15th May 2018 to cover the East Midlands region.

These events are designed to showcase innovations, opportunities for fibre-reinforced composites and business support available to companies in the area.


09:30 Registration

10:00 Welcome and Housekeeping

10:05 Composites UK: Supporting the UK Composites Industry - Stella Job, Composites UK

10:15 The SME Programme – From Concept to Commercialisation - Nigel Keen, National Composites Centre

10:35 Midlands Engine and the DIT - Ian Harrison, Department of International Trade

10:50 R&D Tax Credits & Patent Box - Claiming What You’re Due - Shenal Wijetunge, GovGrant

11:05 The Role of Marketing in the Composites Industry - Gemma Smith, Fluency Marketing

11:20 The EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub - Richard Gravelle, CIMCOMP/University of Nottingham

11:35 BREAK

12:00 Advancing the Trailblazer Apprenticeship with the Support of Rolls-Royce - Brian Thornton, National Composites Centre

12:15 Case Study: High-Volume Lightweight Technologies for Vehicle Structures (HiLiTe) - Mauro Ravaioli, Far-UK

12:30 Case Study: From Concept to Commercialisation: Composite Transition Components for Oil and Gas Applications - Nick Weatherby, Haydale Composite Solutions

12:45 Case Study: Development of a Low Speed Energy Absorber for Automotive Applications - Alasdair Ryder, Surface Generation


Table Top Exhibition Space

Table top exhibition space is now sold out. Other sponsorship options still available (see below).

Confirmed Exhibitors

Other Sponsorship

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available such as delegate pack inserts, lunch sponsorship and more.

Click here for the sponsorship brochure

Prices are on page 2, under 'regional events'


Registration for this event is now closed.


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