Neil Appleton
Neil Appleton
construction lead
National Composites Centre

The NCC (National Composites Centre) is the UK’s world-leading composite research and development facility; where innovators come when they need to make things lighter, stronger, smarter, longer-lasting and more sustainable. With access to 'beyond' state-of-the-art technology and the best composites engineering capabilities in the world, the NCC collaborates with customers to solve the most complex engineering challenges of our time. Part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, the NCC works across all manufacturing sectors and has forged strong links with aerospace, energy, defence, space, construction, infrastructure, auto, rail, marine and biomedical. We work with organisations across the board from micro enterprises through SMEs to disrupters, supply chain and OEMs, providing businesses with a de-risked environment to design, develop, test and scale their ideas and get them to market fast. Neil Appleton is the Market Development Lead at the NCC for the Construction Sector – Neil’s career includes has over 40 years’ experience in mainstream Civil Engineering and wider construction with a great depth of experience in the design and fabrication of composite structures for construction applications ranging from very large structures to modularised systems as well as using very high-performance composites to reinstate corroded steel structures. Within his role at NCC Neil is involved in the introduction of innovation through emergent materials and technologies to construction and sits within key industry groups such as the Smart Construction Network.