Supporting UK Composites

Solent Regional Event: Supporting Composites Industry Growth

Composites UK and Solent LEP have been working together to bring you the latest regional event looking at available business support, this time within the Solent area. It 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 and introduction – Composites UK

Business Support

10:05    Solent LEP – An Overview - Anne-Marie Mountifield
10.15    Solent LEP Case Study Skills Support - Formaplex (Matt Sellens)
10.25    Solent LEP Case Study Innovation Support - MHI Vestas (Mark Blow)
10.35    Solent LEP Case Study SME Finance Support - Solent Composite Systems (Matthew Chalk)
10:45    Composites UK – The Association and The Hub - Stella Job
10:55    Composites UK - Apprenticeships and the Composites Assured Practitioner Scheme - Chris Little
11:10    Knowledge Transfer Network - Ajay Kapadia
11:20    UKTI - Robert Lewtas

11:30    Break

Composites Case Studies

11:50    The Challenges of Building Large Pre-preg Structures - Adrian GIllit, Green Marine
12:05    Challenges and Findings of Building a Comprehensive Composite Materials Properties Database - Lorenzo Bossi, CompoSIDE
12:20    Out of Autoclave Manufacture of Large Pre-Preg Tooling - Henry Nicholson-Cole, Norco
12:35    Innovate UK Funded Composite Cabin - Graham Harvey, PE Composites

12:50    Lunch

13:45    Workshop - How can we maximise the potential of the composites industry in this region?

15:00    Close of Regional Meeting.
            Start of optional Composites UK Member Meeting (Approx 1 hour) - Find out how to make the most of your CUK member benefits. Non-members also welcome to attend to find out more about us.

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