WEAF Annual Dinner Sponsors Announced

Published on: 28th October 2022

WEAF is delighted to introduce their headline sponsors for the WEAF Aerospace & Advanced Engineering Annual Dinner!


Gold Sponsor – SKF

SKFWEAF members, SKF Aerospace are based at Clevedon just south of Bristol. SKF is key supplier of advanced bearing systems to the Aerospace sector and the Clevedon site is a major innovation and production hub that is continually developing its products and manufacturing processes.

Commenting on the announcement WEAF CEO Colin Turner said:

“SKF’s presence in the South West is vital to the UK aerospace supply chain. It is fantastic that SKF Aerospace are able to support this prestigious networking event.”

SKF specialise in the design and manufacture of self-lubricating PTFE/glass fibre lined bearings for both aerospace and industrial applications. Preferred for the most demanding applications, these bearings offer an exceptional load to mass ratio, combined with excellent resistance to fatigue and wear.

In the aerospace sector, the bearings are widely used in the airframes and flight control systems of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters, and in the industrial market in a huge range of applications including mass transit systems, high performance cars, military vehicles, and marine equipment.


Silver Sponsor – GKN Aerospace

GKN AerospaceWEAF members GKN Aerospace have major innovation and production sites in the South West. The innovation being carried out at GKN Aerospace’s Global technology Centre at Filton in Bristol is developing technologies that will drive the next generation of sustainable aircraft.

Commenting on the announcement, WEAF CEO Colin Turner said:

“GKN’s presence is the South West is vital to the SW aerospace cluster. It is excellent that GKN Aerospace are able to support this prestigious networking event.”

GKN Aerospace is at the forefront of aerospace trends and technology, enabling their customers to build and operate smart innovative sustainable and affordable aircraft and engines with their advanced solutions – for use in aircraft ranging from helicopters and business jets to the most used single aisle aircraft and the most advanced fighter aircraft in the world.

They are the original aerospace innovator. For decades, GKN Aerospace technologies have inspired and industrialised the aerospace industry, combining engineering excellence and technology leadership.

As a global company they are serving the world’s leading aircraft and aero-engine manufacturers with three business lines: civil airframe, defence airframe and engine systems.


Don’t miss the WEAF Aerospace & Advanced Engineering Annual Dinner

The spectacular WEAF Annual Dinner will bring together senior members of the aerospace and advanced engineering industry for a fabulous evening of entertainment and networking.

Demand for tickets is extremely high, and it comes as no surprise when we have an unmissable keynote speaker; Richard Browning!

Richard Browning is the Founder of Pioneering Aeronautical Innovation company, Gravity. Launched in March 2017 Gravity has invented, built and patented an ‘iron man like’ flight system.


The Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa has kindly offered all guests 10% OFF any room bookings.

Simply click through, choose your room and the discount is automatically applied – what could be easier!

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