Welcome to WEAF – The West of England Aerospace Forum

The leading association for aerospace, defence and advanced manufacturing in the South West.

WEAF enables its members to become more competitive and increase their market share through Growth, Innovation & Promotion.
Find out how you can elevate your business via the buttons below.


Grow your business by learning about the National and Regional Support available to take your business to the next level.


Innovate your business by learning about the National and Regional Projects, ATI and AGP, Skills, KTN and Catapult Centres.


Engage your business with Local, Regional and National stakeholders to give your Aerospace or Defence business a voice.


Drive your business to the next level by taking advantage of WEAF’s B2B Networking Events.


Enhance your business by joining the South West’s Premium Aerospace, Defence and Advanced Manufacturing Network.


Keep your business up to date with the latest Industry News, Member Stories and Events.


Want to Export? Learn about the support available for South West companies.


Explore the capabilities of the South West’s Aerospace, Defence and Advanced Manufacturing Sector using our innovative Network Portal digital tool.


Download tools and templates that support the aerospace and Defence industry.


Find out about the upcoming networking events from WEAF

Get FREE Business Support

  • Are you a company operating within the Aerospace, Defence or Advanced Manufacturing sectors in Somerset or Dorset?
  • Join the Somerset Innovation Network business support programme delivered by WEAF expertise.

Business Support Partners:

  • Specialist Insurance services by Castlemead
  • Specialist HR support from the HR dept

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Why become a WEAF member?

Being part of the WEAF Community gives you all these benefits…

For over 20 years, WEAF has been a central hub for the Aerospace, Defence and Advanced Manufacturing communities. We’ve long been a platform for sharing industry information, networking, funding, connectivity and events, driving businesses forward across the board.

If you’re involved in Aerospace, Defence or Advanced Manufacturing in any capacity – from newly qualified, to experienced – you’re very welcome to join us.


Stay up to date with all the latest news from WEAF and our partners



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