WEAF Launches B2B Network Portal for Members

Published on: 18th July 2022

Launching at the Farnborough International Air Show, WEAF are pleased to share (and show off!) their NEW Network Portal.

The first of its kind the new WEAF Network Portal, is an intelligent business-to-business networking platform.

The new Network Portal will position WEAF as the first regional industry association to host its cluster on this type of cross sector networking platform.

As the SouthWest’s Aerospace and Advanced Engineering cluster gears up to solve the challenges of climate change, it is more important than ever to connect to and understand the needs of your customers and collaborate with partners

As a membership organisation, WEAF has develop a digital strategy which is focused on helping our members to intelligently connect to a far wider Advanced Engineering network.

Today WEAF launches its digital Network Portal developed in collaboration with Rail Forum, North East Automotive Alliance and Supply Chain networking solution provider Valuechain Ltd.

WEAF’s Network Portal is a supply chain collaboration and intelligence platform that promotes members capabilities to a range of supply chain, innovation and engineering professionals.

WEAF Network Portal
WEAF Network Portal
WEAF Network Portal

The new Network Portal will position WEAF as the first regional industry association to host its cluster on this type of cross sector networking platform.


WEAF is also collaborating with our Aerospace Regional Trade partners to broaden the networking potential.

Colin Turner, WEAF CEO commented –

“The Network Portal is the 1st of a number of digital support tools that will be rolled out to WEAF members in the coming year. All aimed at adding value to our members. It’s been trialled and tested by a select number of our members and has created a real buzz! It’s great that we can now start rolling it out to the whole membership. ”


The NEW WEAF Network Portal allows Members to:

  • Promote products and services to new markets
  • Manage, update and enhance the company profile from a secure online platform
  • Search and connect with the wider regional advanced engineering network.
  • Through the platforms innovative Capability Search you will be able to easily locate and connect with
  • Suppliers, Customers, Research and Development Partners.
  • Cluster search system design for ease of use for procurement and engineering professionals.
  • Provides regional information, supply chain insight to geopolitical stakeholders and aids export B2B engagement/networking.
  • Seamlessly connect both within the WEAF network and wider cross sector networks
  • Post potential requests to find new alternative suppliers.
  • Gain latest news from Industry Leaders


Would you like to become a WEAF member?

As a WEAF member you will get full access to exclusive and valuable information, plus greater networking opportunities.

Being part of the WEAF community means becoming part of one of the largest aerospace, defence and advanced engineering clusters in Europe.

Joining WEAF will bring you exclusive and valuable benefits in all areas of this fast growing industry.