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Composites UK regional event: North West

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Supporting composites industry growth in the North West UK

This event will bring together composites companies based in the North-West region, highlighting the work that they do and the support they need to drive their businesses forward. To help provide answers to some of these challenges there will be presentations from local government as well as national support agencies detailing schemes and initiatives that are already in place to assist them.

The event will also feature overview presentations from around ten local composites companies, which will be complimented with a table-top exhibition display.

10:00  Welcome and Introduction
Prof. Constantinos Soutis, National Composites Certification and Evaluation Facility (NCCEF)

Promoting UK Businesses Outside of the UK
10:10 UK Trade and Investment, Clive Drinkwater
10:20 European Enterprise Network, Andrew North

Supporting the North-West at a National Level

10:30 Composites UK, Stella Job
10:40 National Composites Certification and Evaluation Facility (NCCEF), Prof. Constantinos Soutis
10:50 Innovate UK, speaker TBC

11:00 Break

Supporting the North-West at a National Level (Continued)

11:30 Knowledge Transfer Network, Ajay Kapadia
11:40 Manufacturing Advisory Service, Charlie Rea
11:50 How2 (R&D tax credits and the Patent Box), Annie Hunter
12:00 Utilitywise, Lissa Balmer

Supporting the North-West at a Local Level

12:10 Chamber of Commerce, Stella Bowdell

12:20 Lunch

Composites in the North-West

13:15 Short company overview presentations from companies actively working in the composites sector in the North-West region (see below for details on how to become one of these companies).

Presentations so far from:

  • Bindatex
  • Prea
  • Sigmatex

14:15 B2B Meetings/Exhibition viewing time

15:30 Close. Optional tour of NCCEF

Who should attend?
Attendance from representatives from composites companies based in the North-West (defined as Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside) is encouraged to find out what regional support is available, however delegates from other regions are welcome to register and network with companies from the North-West.

The event will take place on 29 September 2015, in the Barnes Wallis Building, University of Manchester, UK.