Supporting UK Composites

Industry Awards Dinner 2017

Join us for an evening of networking and entertainment whilst celebrating the achievements of the UK composites industry.

Keynote speech to be given by Iain Bomphray, Williams Advanced Engineering

Who should attend?

If you will be visiting or exhibiting at the co-inciding Advanced Engineering Show why not spend your evening with us? Attendees at the dinner range from the smallest consultancies to the largest OEMs, there's options to take full tables and bring your employees/customers or have single seats and network with new faces.

The Awards

The 2017 shortlisted entries are (listed alphabetically):

Apprentice of the Year - Sponsored by Dark Matter Composites
Sigmatex (Thomas Rockwood)
Teledyne CML (Michael Dodd)

Employer of the Year - Sponsored by Colorplas
MHI Vestas Offshore
National Composites Centre

Employee of the Year - Sponsored by NetComposites
MPM Ltd (Nick Robinson)
Safran (Stephen Dyer)

Innovation in Composites Design - Sponsored by Advanced Engineering Show
Cape plc
Lentus Composites

Optima Projects were highly commended in this category

Innovation in Manufacture - Sponsored by Axillium
Cygnet Texkimp
MHI Vestas Offshore

Innovation in Materials - Sponsored by National Composites Centre
FTI Group
Tods Aerospace

Health and Safety Award - Sponsored by Towergate Insurance
Hexion (winners)

Environmental/Sustainability Award - Sponsored by Briar Associates
Sigmatex (winners)

Winners of the shortlisted categories will be announced on the night.


Should you be interested in increasing your company visibility through this event we have various sponsorship opportunities available for all budgets. Please click here for the sponsorship brochure or contact Claire Whysall, Communications Manager with any questions.

Gold Sponsor: National Composites Centre
Silver Sponsors: Colorplas Ltd
Bronze Sponsors: Axillium Research |  Briar Associates | Composites Engineering Show | NetComposites Ltd | Towergate Insurance
Award Providers: Dark Matter Composites

Our Chosen Charity

This year the fundraising activities taking place at the awards dinner will benefit the MS Society.

Over 100,000 of us in the UK have multiple sclerosis (MS). It’s unpredictable, and different for everyone. It’s often painful and exhausting, and can cause problems with how we walk, move, see, think and feel. It can make it hard for us to work, and do the things we enjoy. But it doesn’t have to be this way. The MS Society are a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, volunteers and fundraisers. They understand what life’s like with MS, and support each other through the highs, lows and everything in between, as well as driving research into more – and better – treatments, for everyone.

For more details visit (Registered Charity no 1139257 / SCO41990).


Booking for the 2017 awards dinner is now closed. Please contact us with any questions.

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