The Composites Leadership Forum (CLF) is working to influence the Government and other bodies (including Industry, research centres, academia, skills provider) to bring together support for composites and ensure growth and industrial success for the UK. It is chaired and led by industry; the current Chair is Ken Smart of McLaren Automotive.
The CLF was set up in mid-2012 from an industry initiative to coordinate and connect the activities of the growing number of composite-using companies, supportive stakeholders and industry organisations.
Fully supported by BEIS, the CLF is chaired by industry with members drawn from industry sector groups, Government and stakeholders and delivery partners.
The CLF comprises of the following groups:
- Technology Working Group
- Workforce Development Group
- Regulations, Codes and Standards Working Group
- Sustainability Working Group
Government & Stakeholders
BEIS, Innovate UK, EPSRC, DiT, DSTL and KTN Ltd
Composites UK, HVM Catapult (represented through NCC), British Composites Society, IMechE, KTN Ltd, NPL Ltd and CIMComp.
Industry Sector Groups
Aerospace Growth Partnership, Automotive Council, Motorsport Industries Association, Construction - Composites UK CSG, Renewables UK, Defence, British Marine Federation, Railway Industry Association, Materials Supplies and People - ESG.
How We Work
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Download a copy of the UK Composites Strategy here.
View the delivery mechanism of the CLF here