Member Benefits

Promoting Networking, Sharing Knowledge and Information

  • Regional and national networking events, including the WEAF Annual Conference and Annual Gala Dinner (insert link to events page)
  • Focussed regional topic events and training
  • Opportunity to exhibit at International Trade Shows with WEAF
  • Supply Chain Opportunity Events with major OEMs
  • Access to the WEAF cross sector digital iQluster platform and digital support

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Expert Industry Support

  • Senior Industry advice and support in understanding markets and opportunities.


National Strategy Understanding and Alignment

  • Sharing of national strategies for Aerospace and Defence.
  • Understanding government initiatives and opportunities.


Technology Development

  • Understanding of the national technology strategy.
  • Routes to support SME’s in developing technology.
  • As a NATEP technology, WEAF can provide SME’s with the opportunity for funding to support technology development. (Link to projects page)
  • Guidance on funding support.


Business Services

WEAF are developing a range of business services to benefit our members.

  • WEAF Digital iQluster platform and digital support
  • R&D Tax Credits
  • Healthcare
  • HR
  • Insurance
  • Legal Advice
  • Marketing
  • Export


WEAF Professional Partners


Castlemead Insurance

Castlemead Insurance specialises in commercial insurance, professional indemnity insurance and risk management insurance.

With a wealth of expertise in the aerospace and advanced engineering sectors, it can provide the precise level of cover necessary at a competitive rate.



The HR Dept 

The HR Dept provides businesses with tailored and personal outsourced HR services at the fraction of the cost of having an in-house team; they understand the challenges of managing people’s problems whilst growing your business. 


News and Posts

Business Growth Strategy for Ambitious Businesses

A great Business Growth Strategy will help you to expand and grow to within your wildest dreams. We all know that. But how exactly do you put one together that meets the needs of the aerospace, defence and advanced engineering industries? Your Business Growth Strategy...

Airbus Half Year (H1) Results 2022

Today Airbus has reported its half-year results for 2022. Commenting on the news Airbus Chief Executive Officer, Guillaume Faury, said:    “Airbus delivered a solid H1 2022 financial performance in a complex operating environment, with the geopolitical and...

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.