Supporting UK Composites

London and South East SME Regional Roadshow

Supporting composites companies in London and the South East region

This event from Composites UK is organised in partnership with the National Composites Centre and hosted by Queen Mary University of London. It is designed to showcase innovations, opportunities for fibre-reinforced composites and business support available to companies in this region.


Event chaired by Professor Ton Peijs

09:30    Registration
10:00    Welcome & Housekeeping - James Busfield, Professor of Materials, QMUL
10:05    Composites UK: Supporting the UK Composites Industry - Composites UK
10:20    The SME Programme – From Concept to Commercialisation - Nigel Keen, National Composites Centre
10:40    Department for International Trade – Services & Support for London and the South East - David Taylor, DIT
10:55    Going Global - Wedad Kurukgy, UK Export Finance
11:05    R&D Tax Credits & Patent Box - Claiming What You’re Due - Sachin Chauhan, GovGrant
11:20    Supply Chain Funding, Early Payment and Import/Export Finance - Josh White, URICA

11:35    Break

11:55    An OEM’s Perspective: Opportunities and Challenges for the Composites Supply Chain in the Rail Sector – Rob Dean, Network Rail
12:15    An overview of multifunctional composites research at QMUL - Han Zhang, QMUL
12:35    Prototype to Production; A Case Study for Niche Vehicle Development - Ian Cowley, Engineering and Beyond
12:55    Lunch and close
13:45    Tour of QMUL



Tours will be available on the day and last approximately 1 hour. Please express your interest when registering. Tours will include:

  • Nanoforce Technology Limited – A bridge between Academia and Industry
    • Nanoforce consists of a team of experienced professionals specialising in high performance ceramics, advanced polymer composites, process modelling and materials characterisation. Each customer’s particular application is supported by our well-equipped facilities and we provide unique solutions for a wide range of topics including:

      • High-performance ceramics processing

      • Synthesis and processing of materials in strong magnetic fields

      • Advanced polymers and composites processing

      • Computational modelling

      • Materials characterisation: Mechanical and chemical testing, thermal analysis, conductivity measurement and spectroscopic analysis

      • More information at


Registration can be made using the online booking link below*. If you would like to go on the tour of QMUL please select this option from the pull down list.

Composites UK members: £30 + VAT (login first to reveal this rate. Contact us with any difficulties.)
National Composites Centre members: £30 + VAT (use code NNCREL17 at checkout)
Non-members: £60 + VAT
Students: £30 + VAT (contact us for a discount code)

*Note: Only one booking can be made at a time. If you wish to book for more than one delegate please repeat the process, entering the attendee's name and contact information on the booking form when prompted.

Are you a member of Composites UK?If you log in you can book at a price of £30.00 (+ options) for this item.

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