The voice of the UK composites industry, Composites UK is the trade association for those working in the supply chain of fibre-reinforced polymer composites (FRPs) across all sectors. The organisation is one of the key sponsors of Northern Manufacturing 2019 and has a strong presence at the show.
The association has evolved and grown rapidly and now represents more than 370 companies, including manufacturers, material suppliers, equipment suppliers, academics, designers, engineers, consultants, clients and service providers. In 2019, the association celebrated its 30th birthday and increased its operational team by 50%. Its key aim is to support its members to enable them to grow their businesses and succeed in the competitive global market.
Benefits of being a member include the participation as delegates, speakers and exhibitors in a series of comprehensive networking events, bringing end-users across all industry sectors and the supply chain together. There is also a prioritised listing on The Hub, the UK Composites Capabilities Database, used by the general public and the association to signpost business opportunities. Membership also accesses advice on training, health and safety requirements and other business-related topics.
Other benefits include input into standards development and lobbying government, heavily discounted rates on industry conferences and exhibitions, access to reports and best practice guides on a selection of topics, the opportunity to join focus groups on sustainability, materials supply and construction, the chance to have a say on industry initiatives such as the Composites Apprenticeship, free marketing support via press releases included on the Composites UK website, e-newsletter and social media channels, as well as discounted webinars on how to market your company effectively.
Through its role as a delivery partner to the Composites Leadership Forum and the work which it does with the High Value Manufacturing Catapult centres, Composites UK is able to ensure that its members stay abreast of the latest developments and funding opportunities to enable them to plan for growth.
Visit Composites UK on stand F68 to find out more about the benefits of membership or go to www.compositesuk.co.uk/membership