National Composites Centre fast-tracks growth with launch of NCC Connect

  • NCC Connect makes it easier for customers to access the business support they need in one place


12 March 2019:  Today at JEC World, the National Composites Centre (NCC), a world-leading centre for composites innovation, is launching NCC Connect, a unique business support service that will help open up the world of composites to even more companies.


Composites offer astonishing capabilities and solutions.  Navigating this fast developing sector to find the right support, can be complex and time-consuming, especially for a business new to composites. NCC Connect provides a single access point for a wide range of support services starting in three key areas: 


SME Support:  Access to funding opportunities, strategic business advice and networking to meet new innovation partners, all help Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) to scale.  The NCC’s SME Support service connects companies with the wider Catapult innovation network to access all these services, helping them to fast-track their business growth.


Training:  Training that helps a company’s workforce keep pace with technology is critical to building-in future competitiveness.  The NCC Training team can help companies build a customised training plan with courses provided by the NCC and their network of training providers or help develop a bespoke training package.


Rapid Response:  Companies looking to quickly solve a technical challenge or for support to submit a bid need an immediate response.  The NCC’s Rapid Response service ensures companies are quickly connected with the right people across the NCC’s innovation community.


Launching NCC Connect, Richard Oldfield, CEO, National Composites Centre said: “It’s not enough to have the know-how and the great technology to drive innovation, you’ve also got to make the customer journey easier.  NCC Connect brings even greater value to the organisations we partner with, helping to connect them with the right people and the right support from the NCC and across the wider Catapult innovation network.”


JEC World attendees are warmly invited to come and meet the NCC team at a Networking Reception with the NCC’s JEC World partners, the UK Department for Trade and Industry, Composites UK and the Welsh Government.


Networking Reception

Wednesday 13 March

14:00 – 16:00

Stand S50, Hall 6




For further information please contact:

Jools Granville, Communications Director, National Composites Centre

T: 0117 244 3905 or


Jules Tipler, Mettle PR

T: 07811 166796 or


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About NCC

The National Composites Centre (NCC) is one of seven centres that form the High Value Manufacturing Catapult and focuses on accelerating the adoption of high-value, sustainable engineering solutions in composites, in order to stimulate growth, and enhance capability for the benefit of the UK.  The NCC has over 350 specialist composites engineers based at its facility and offers open-access to cutting-edge digital manufacturing technology for the design, and development of new composite products pulling through technology from the lab to large-scale production. Visit



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