Supporting UK Composites

SME Roadshow: Bristol and the South West

The first Composites UK SME Roadshow of 2017, in partnership with the National Composites Centre, takes place on 22nd March and covers the Bristol and South West region.

These events are designed to showcase the financial and business services available in each region, and includes case studies from local companies highlighting how they have used support and/or collaboration to further their products, technology and customer base.


09:30    Registration

10:00    Housekeeping

10:05    Welcome & About Composites UK
Claire Whysall, Composites UK

10:20    The SME Support Programme – From Concept to Commercialisation
Nigel Keen, National Composites Centre

10:35    Overview of export support in the South West
Mark Rogers – Partner Relationship Manager, DIT South West

10:45    Department for International Trade - Services and Support
Nigel Crowe – International Trade Adviser, DIT South West

10:55    Export for Growth Programme
Shozey Jafferi – Market Specialist, DIT South West

11:05    Supply Chain Funding, Early Payment and Import/Export Finance
Wayne Morris, URICA

11:15    Break

11:45    Building Business through Exhibitions
Billy McKenna, Aro PR and Marketing

11:55    R&D Tax Credits – Claiming What You’re Due
Sachin Chauhan, HOW2

12:05    Demonstrating Good Practice in Health and Safety – Save on your Insurance Premium
Jonathan Tandy, Towergate Insurance

Local Case Studies

12:15    TMB Patterns – Investing in its Future
Bill Colquhoun, Matt Knight & Andrew Rodd, TMB Patterns

12:30    Acoustic Emission Technology for Hydrogen Storage Tanks in Fuel Cell Vehicles – An Innovate UK Sponsored Project
Geraint Havard, R-Tech Services

12:45    Innovative FRP Bridges in the South-West
David Kendall, Optima Projects

13:00    Developments in Liquid Resin Infusion Technologies for Aerospace Components
Richard Bland, Composite Integration

13:15    Lunch + Close

14:00    Tour of the National Composites Centre (pre-booked delegates only) 


Registration for this event has now closed. The presentations from the event will be available to members soon.

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