New Composites Training Company Aims to Fill Gap for Personalised Support

A new training company is offering tailored support to help organisations of all sizes understand how to work with composites on a practical business level.

Access Composites has been launched by specialist Andy Sutton to fill what he says is a gap in accessible support and training that helps everyone within a business – not just the dedicated technical staff – to understand how to work with composites.

Andy said: “The composite sector is at such an exciting stage within the UK’s manufacturing and engineering industries but in terms of training it’s massively under-supported, particularly in the niche areas.

“I want to help businesses achieve their potential by developing the knowledge, skills and processes they need to unlock the full power of composites.”

The courses cover a wide range from materials, design, and multiple manufacturing methods. As well as the base technical skills, there is also health and safety, recruitment and new starter support, supply chain, operations, and quality management. Training and support is offered for anyone starting out in composites, changing processes or jobs within the industry, or solidifying basic skill sets. There are also course packages designed to fit specific jobs within the industry.

Andy said: “Access Composites is founded on the belief that to be great at the big things starts with being great at the small things first. My aim is to help businesses build solid foundations from which to progress.

“While each of our courses has a set outcome, we tailor the delivery to ensure the training is relevant to each individual, team and company we work with. It extends beyond the classroom and focuses instead on getting stuck into the practical application within each business.”

Bristol-based Andy began his career as a composite manufacturing engineer before working in small business technical support within composites and latterly in running the training department at the National Composites Centre. This work has covered almost all composite sectors but most notably the marine, aerospace, F1 and motorsports sectors.

Andy added: “I’ll be using my experience and expertise to get to know not only businesses but their people to create the exact support and real-world knowledge that they need to succeed.”

To find out more about Access Composites visit or get in touch with Andy on