WEAF to launch debate on aerospace supply chain

Members of Thrings' Defence, Aerospace and Advanced Engineering team will be out in full force later this month as organisations from across the aerospace supply chain gather for the West of England Aerospace Forum’s (WEAF) annual conference.

Partners Kate Westbrook, David Patterson, Kerrie Hunt and Mike Tomlin, and solicitor Sarah Ellis, will join delegates at the Winter Gardens in Weston-super-Mare on 25 February for the event whose theme is ‘SMEs and the 21st century supply chain’. 

Kate Westbrook

WEAF is a membership trade association that champions and supports the interests of the aerospace and defence industry in the South West of England.

Thrings has been a proud member of WEAF since 2010, and began providing members with free access to its online HR and employment law resources through the WEAF Employment Portal the following year.

Among the panel of speakers already confirmed for the conference are Bristol 2015 chairman Andrew Garrad, Airbus supplier development manager Stephen Gregory, and WEAF chief executive, Simon Young.

Meanwhile, Peter Marchbank of optical metrology manufacturers Third Dimension, and Philip Johnston of Trackwise, which makes microwave and radio frequency printed circuit boards, will provide a first-hand perspective on the South West aerospace supply chain and discuss some of the challenges they face.

The event has also attracted interest from a large number of established businesses from across the region, including Rolls-Royce, Siemens, GKN Aerospace, Plymouth University and the South West Manufacturing Advisory Service.

Thrings’ Defence, Aerospace and Advanced Engineering sector group provides specialist legal advice to organisations involved in the defence, homeland security and aerospace supply chain. For more information, please click here.

Further details about the WEAF Conference can be found on the WEAF website.

 

 

 

 

 

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