Supporting UK Composites


How to join Composites UK

The benefits of becoming a member of Composites UK vary from company-to-company. Some join to network with other companies, some to be part of taking the industry forward, the list goes on.

This section will take you through the:

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We asked a member company from each area of the supply chain to tell us what they value most from their membership.

GRP Manufacturers

“We recently won a contract from a business lead passed to us through Composites UK – this was a competitive tender but we’d like to thank Composites UK for putting us forward to the customer for the project. The enquiry was received through the Composites UK helpdesk and they always pass these on to member companies first – if we’d not been members, we might have missed out!”
Richard Pemberton, Fibreglass Solutions

CFRP Manufacturers

“There are many benefits to membership of Composites UK, from marketing and promotion of our products and services to accessing the most up-to-date strategic information on the future direction of the industry and funding schemes. However, through the Climate Change Levy (CCL) scheme implemented in 2017 by Composites UK and partner company Briar Associates, Sigmatex has been able to save a significant amount of money on our energy costs. We would urge any company involved in the carbon fibre part of the industry to seriously consider signing up to Composites UK and getting involved with the CCL scheme.”
Scott Tolson, Sigmatex

Engineers, Designers & Consultants

“We are often introduced to companies who have approached Composites UK for assistance in areas in which we specialise. These leads often result in formal enquiries and requests for quotations. There is no doubt that membership of Composites UK has increased our visibility.”
Tom Royle, Wizz Consultancy

Equipment Suppliers

“Initially we joined Composites UK to take advantage of the 15% discount members receive on stand space at the Composites Engineering Show. Since then we have spoken at the aerospace sector showcase, a sell-out event at AMRC in Sheffield, and taken part in UK pavilions organised by Composites UK at JEC World and Composites Europe. Through our involvement with the association we have raised our profile within the industry and engaged with companies we wouldn’t necessarily have done so with otherwise.”
Al Gray, Electroimpact

Material Suppliers

“Composites UK has a very active Material Supplier subgroup – this is a fantastic forum where representatives from all levels of the supply chain can get together on neutral ground to discuss issues common to our sector. By working together we’ve been able to keep industry and our customers informed of upcoming legislative changes. The health and safety management system and online self-audit tool are invaluable to any organisation in helping to demonstrate good H&S practice, leading to lower accident rates and potentially reduced insurance premiums through Composites UK partner Towergate Insurance.”
Martin Wright, Polynt Composites

OEMs, Tier 1s, Clients & End-Users

“As active members of the construction sector group (we chair it!) we have worked closely with Composites UK for a number of years to develop links in to the construction sector, identify barriers and work out a
plan to overcome these. This work helps us to understand our supply chain and by working with end-clients such as Network Rail and Highways England, understand what their future requirements for composites will be.”
James Henderson, Atkins

Service Providers

“McCarthy Environmental are specialist designers and suppliers of bespoke LEV dust and fume extraction systems and equipment to the composites sector so it is vital that we have good exposure within the industry and can effectively promote our products and services – membership of Composites UK enables us to achieve this. We are currently working with the Composites UK Material Suppliers sub-group to develop independent information on good practice for fume extraction, with a targeted event and dedicated area on the online H&S tool planned.”
Mick McCarthy, McCarthy Environmental

Universities, Colleges and Training Providers

“We got involved with Composites UK through their construction sector group and more recently have worked extensively with them to modernise standards and regulations for the composites sector. We have found our engagement with Composites UK to be very useful and productive. Their strategic events attract important industry leaders, offering an opportunity to network with key decision and policy makers.”
Ole Thybo Thomsen PhD, University of Southampton


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