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Composites UK launches entry process for 2016 Composites Industry Awards

Back for its fifth year, Composites UK Industry Awards Dinner will be held on 2 November at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham.

15th April 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Hemel Hempstead

Civil Engineering, Industrial, Sports/​Outdoor, Transport/​Aerospace, Construction, Agriculture

Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites supply chain, has launched the entry process for its 2016 composites industry awards.

Back for its fifth year, coinciding with the Advanced Engineering Show at Birmingham’s NEC, the Composites UK Industry Awards Dinner will be held on 2 November at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham.

The 2015 event saw a 55% increase in attendee numbers with over 150 seats already sold for this year’s event, organisers report.

Award categories

The award categories cover innovations in composite design, materials and manufacture; environmental/sustainability advancements; and health and safety system installation, as well as personnel accolades – employee, employer and trainee/apprentice of the year awards.

“The awards have gone from strength-to-strength since we aligned them with the Advanced Engineering Show, which has become the pivotal place for the industry to come together,” commented Andrew Dugmore, Chairman of Composites UK.

“We launched the awards so that the UK industry could celebrate its achievements as a world-leading innovator in composites and are very happy to see more and more companies nominating themselves for awards, including many SMEs.”

Previous winners

Previous award winners include Airbus Operations, Aircelle, EcoTechnilin, ELG Carbon Fibre, Far-UK, Hexion CCT, Metrology Software Products, MPM Limited, Morgan Composites and Defence, Techlan and Zircotec.

Sponsoring the event are MPM Limited, the National Composites Centre and Prea Limited, with Composites in Manufacturing Magazine supporting as the dinner’s Official Media Partner. Further sponsorship opportunities are available via the website.

The awards are free to enter, however, to be eligible, companies must have a base in the UK and have positively impacted the UK industry.

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