Composites UK is one of the 99 DIT (Department for International Trade) Trade Challenge Partners. In this role, our aim is to work with UKTI to support our members in export activities. There is a wealth of information and advice available through the DIT website with links to critical programmes and schemes for both new and experienced exporters.
The Tradeshow Access Programme provides funding in the form of grants for eligible SME businesses to exhibit at overseas tradeshows and test out a potential export market. Composites UK manages TAP grants for JEC World.
You can find out more about our partnership with DIT here.
For more detailed information on export support click here to access the member resources area.
LEP Growth Hubs
A growth hub is a local public/private sector partnership led by the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) which brings together public and private sector partners to promote, coordinate and deliver business support. They provide a mechanism for integrating national and local business support so it is easy for businesses to access.
There is now a complete network of 39 growth hubs meaning that all registered businesses in England are now able to access business support from a local growth hub.
Growth hubs are an important part of BEIS’s plans to make it easier for businesses to start and grow; by ensuring business support is simpler, more joined up and easier to access.
UK Industry Report
We have launched an annual report detailing the growth and changes of its supply chain, which is available free-of-charge for members.
The report includes:
- Businesses on the Composites UK Hub
- Companies by Region
- Local Enterprise Partnerships
- Companies by Primary Market
- Companies by Specialism
- Specialism by Region
- Specialisms in Different Markets
- Primary Markets and Regions
Members can find a copy of the report free-of-charge in the Member Resources area of our website (login required). Others can request a copy for £25+VAT if you are a non-member whose company is listed on The Hub, £50+VAT otherwise by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.