About us

The National Composites Centre (NCC) is the UK’s leading centre of excellence and innovation in composites technology. The NCC provides collaborative, open-access, research, technology and people development, delivering world-class innovation and knowledge transfer for the design, manufacture and application of composites.

Working with the NCC offers the opportunity to develop, adapt, scale up and validate new and existing processes and technologies. Through innovative collaborative ventures, technology and knowledge transfer, access to state-of-the-art equipment, specialist software, and access to an established network of experience, members will benefit from working alongside other leading original equipment manufacturers, material and equipment suppliers.

Membership opportunities exist for small, medium and large companies from all sectors with an interest in the Composite Industry. Smaller companies will benefit from to a wide established network with access to the business support services that the centre offers.



At the National Composites Centre we’re building the future of composites - when industry wants to advance they come to us. So it’s only right that we attract great people and provide remarkable opportunities.

Our people are our most valuable asset. We’re home to some of the brightest and most inspiring minds in this field, working alongside a diversity of amazing customers to make the future of composites manufacturing a reality.


Our values

We endeavour to overcome obstacles to achieve our aims.
We take personal responsibility for delivering excellent performance.
We recognise the importance of working efficiently, whilst maintaining the highest possible standards.

We take responsibility for our own development, continually improving our relevant knowledge and skills.
We proactively look for opportunities to support the development of others.
We seek and provide regular constructive feedback and act upon it.

We pursue ideas that provide value to the NCC and our customers.
We constructively challenge the status quo to continually improve our ways of working.
We proactively share ideas with each other.

We work with our internal and external customers to define their needs and expectations and to deliver fully on them.
We go the extra mile to ensure an excellent customer experience.
We invest in building and maintaining long-term relationships with our customers.

We are open and honest in all that we do.
We hold ourselves accountable for our actions, accepting and learning from mistakes.
We act in the best interest of the NCC and our stakeholders.
We protect the safety and wellbeing of ourselves and our colleagues.

We build trusting relationships right across the NCC to leverage strengths and overcome weaknesses.
We actively collaborate with internal and external partners to achieve shared goals and deliver better results.
We engage with colleagues across the NCC, sharing and receiving knowledge and information.


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