Supporting UK Composites

South West SME Regional Roadshow

Composites UK is bringing its SME Roadshow (supported by the National Composites Centre) to Exeter on 29th June 2018 to cover the South West region.

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

The event is supported by the National Composites Centre, Heart of the South West LEP and the South Coast Marine Cluster working together as key stakeholders within the Great South West brand, with the University of Exeter kindly hosting us.


This event will be chaired by Prof. Chris Smith, University of Exeter

09:30    Registration
09:55    Welcome & housekeeping

Business and Finance Support for the Composites Industry

10:00    Composites UK: Supporting the UK Composites Industry - Claire Whysall, Composites UK
10:10    The SME Programme – From Concept to Commercialisation - Nigel Keen, National Composites Centre
10:30    Export Support - Jim Hodgson, Business West / DIT
10:45    Innovate UK - Andy Treen, Innovate UK
11:00    Growth Hub - David Hynd, Growth Hub
11:15    R&D Tax Credits & the Patent Box – Claiming What You’re Due - Rob Sowden, GovGrant
11:30    Marketing for the Composites Industry - Billy McKenna, Aro PR and Marketing
11:45    BREAK

Case studies

12:05    Composites Innovation at Leonardo – Neil Connolly, Leonardo Helicopters
12:25    Why Use Composites for This? - Thomas Royle, Wizz Consultancy
12:40    Sustainable Composites – Recycling and Reuse: Research that has been carried out at the University of Exeter on the use of recycled material for the production of composites as well as recycling opportunities - Paul McCutchion, University of Exeter
12:55    How Advanced Composite Saws are Simplifying and Enhancing the Composites Test Sample Production Process - Jon Small, Sharp and Tappin
13:10    Using Simulation to Enhance and Assess Composite Design - Richard Gibbon, Frazer-Nash Consultancy


Table-Top Exhibition and Sponsorship

Table-top exhibition spaces are available at this event for a price of £150 + VAT for Composites UK members and £275 + VAT for non-members. Please contact us for more information or to book.

Details of other sponsorship opportunities can be found here. Prices are on page 2 under 'regional events'.

Current Exhibitors


Composites UK members - £20 + VAT (login to the site first to see the discounted rate, contact us with any issues)
Non-members - £30 + VAT

Please note that our booking system can only book one person at a time. If you wish to book more places please repeat the process.


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