Supporting UK Composites

Yorkshire SME Regional Roadshow

Composites UK, supported by the National Composites Centre, will be hosting the first regional event of 2019 at AMRC in Rotherham covering the Yorkshire region.

Our regional events have two goals. Firstly they let companies in particular regions know what business and financial support is on offer specifically to them and secondly, highlight case studies from those in the local composites supply chain who have particularly excelled with an aim to inspire others.


09:30    Registration

10:00    Welcome and housekeeping


10:10    Overview of Composites UK
Claire Whysall, Communications Manager, Composites UK

10:20    SME Support from the High Value Manufacturing Catapults
Katy Riddington, Director – NCC Connect, National Composites Centre
Anthony Stevenson, Technical Lead, AMRC

10:45    Making the Most of R&D Tax Credits
Simon Huntley, Corporate Business Manager, Momentum Group

11:00    Department for International Trade: Export Support
David Beasley, International Trade Adviser - Yorkshire and the Humber, DIT

11:15    Make UK: Benefits Available to Composites UK Members
Emily Lawrence, Programme Manager, Make UK

11:30    BREAK


11:50    Bringing McLaren to Yorkshire
Luca Viadana, Head of Government Affairs and Programmes, McLaren Automotive

12:10    The EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub
Richard Gravelle, Research & Business Development Manager, CIMCOMP/University of Nottingham

12:25    Hot Platen Composites Presses
Peter Anderton, Group Rhodes

12:40     Recovery after Fire – Business Continuity - Contingency Planning
Ben Wilson, Director, MPM

12:55    Reduced Co-Efficient of Friction Bearing Material – XPL Material plus Future Tufcot® Materials
Bob Birchley, Technical Manager, Tufcot

13:10    LUNCH

13:50    CLOSE

13:50    Tour of AMRC (Optional)


We have space at the event for several table-top displays. These are priced at £150 + VAT for Composites UK members and £325 + VAT for non-members - both include one free delegate place. For more queries or to book please contact




Registration for this event is now closed.


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