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Forward on all fronts
In the latest issue of Materials & Manufacturing Technologies, Paul Jackson discusses Forward's business growth plan and the company's commitment to its dedicated training facility, created to meet the growing demand from UK PLC for high-performance, lightweight products. Read the article and see our full page ad on pages 46 & 47. More...

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Huntingdon firm plays key role in repairing world's largest aircraft
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Changes to organisation

Following the recent passing of Martin Leach, and looking towards the changing needs of the business, the Board has been restructured to ensure the business continues its success and fulfils its long-term goals. More...

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The 'Forward School of Composites'
The Forward School of Composites has already employed its inaugural class of eight trainees with the selection process underway for a second cohort. Read the full article, published in 'Connected', the magazine of Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce.

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From F1 to flying ships
Airlander 10, the world's longest aircraft, emerged from its hangar in Bedfordshire, UK, last month and delighted the world when on August 17th 2016 it took its maiden flight.

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Airlander set for take off, including components made by Huntingdon firm Forward Composites
A Huntingdon firm is "hugely excited" about the first flight of the world's biggest aircraft Airlander 10 when it takes to the sky in a matter of days.

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Team Hydrone Shell Eco-marathon 2016
At the beginning of July, Team Hydrone competed in the Shell Eco-marathon, at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London. For those unfamiliar with the Shell Eco-marathon, the competition aim is to use as little fuel as possible to complete a distance of nearly 18kms.

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Initiative seeking to open doors for young women
A Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce initiative is giving dozens of girls an insight into traditionally maledominate industries. Supported by a number of Huntingdonshire companies including Forward Composites.

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Find out what it's like to be working in partnership with the creators of the world's largest aircraft, the Airlander 10
It's 92m long, 43m wide and can cruise the skies at 80 knots - all with a significantly lower carbon footprint than other forms of air transport.

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HRH The Duke of Kent attends naming ceremony for Airlander 10
The world's largest aircraft, Airlander 10, is named 'Martha Gwyn" after HAV's (Hybrid Air Vehicles) Chairman's wife.


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Forward Composites recently attended the IET Horizontal innovation launch

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Beagle 2 Engineering Team awarded Silver Medal
Beagle 2 Engineering Team, of which we are a part, has recently been awarded the 2015 Royal Aeronautical Society Team Silver Medal

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Paul Jackson Wins Business Person of the Year 2015 Award
On 6th November Paul Jackson was named Hunts Post Business Person of the Year 2015

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Simon Weston visits Forward Composites

On 15 July 2015, Forward Composites were proud to host a visit by Falklands war veteran Simon Weston. more...

  • Jul 2015 Neal Hillier appointed Head of Sales and Marketing more...
  • Feb 2015 production started in our new clean room more...
  • Mar 2014: Paul Jackson wins Cambridge News Business Person of the Year 2014 - more...
  • Nov 2013: Multiple Awards for Forward Composites - more...
  • Jan 2014: Major fire at Forward Composites - more...


See how UCL's Team Hydrone, assisted by Forward Composites, built a monocoque carbon fibre car, powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, to compete in the highly demanding Shell Eco-marathon.

See how Forward Composites has utilised its automotive and aerospace experience, working with Hybrid Air Vehicles, to bring a large air vehicle to support the US Military, to fruition.

Watch a video of the installation of our 5 Axis Router, using time-lapse photography.

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