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Historic Preston Company Attwater marks 150th anniversary with the Invincibles

Attwater is marking its 150th year in business with a celebration at its home football club, Preston North End where they sponsored a match between PNE and Ipswich on the 24th February.

Published Monday 5th March 2018

Harold completes his quarter-century with Attwater

25 years at Attwater have flown by for Harold Hall, and it’s been a family affair.

Harold Hall was just 17 when he joined Attwater in 1979, but it wasn’t as though he was joining a completely unknown quantity. “When I started,” he explains, “my Mum, Dad, my Sister, and three Aunties all worked here!”

Published Tuesday 30th January 2018

Track Lyndon Poskitts progress at the the Dakar Rally

Track Lyndon Poskitts progress at the the Dakar Rally.

Attwater Group has supported Lyndon in previous races, providing carbon fibre composites which help keep his bike strong yet lightweight. Our MD Richard Attwater is involved with the Dakar Rally and this time he is the official driver for the media team.

Published Friday 5th January 2018

Richard Attwater heading to Dakar

Managing director Richard Attwater is to fulfil his ambition of being part of the world-famous Dakar Rally.

During the Company’s 150th anniversary year, he will join long-time friend and fellow motorcyclist Lyndon Poskitt, overseeing media coverage along the full 5,700 journey between Bolivia and Argentina.

Published Thursday 21st December 2017

Martin raises £3,000 more for Derian House

Attwater finance director Martin Bate, along with a friend and their guitars, helped raise a further £3,000 for Derian House - taking his total over the years beyond £40,000.

This year, the pair played in Southport at a charity evening that also included an auction and a round of Irish bingo. All proceeds go to the local charity which provides palliative, specialist respite and end of life care for children and young adults throughout the North West region.

Published Monday 11th December 2017

Custom Composites team up with Olympic hopefuls

Carbon Fibre Tube specialist Custom Composites Ltd has joined forces with two competitive sailors hoping to score gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Custom Composites Ltd are part of Preston based Attwater Group.

The 49er class, in which the team compete, has strict specifications & regulations for the boat, so modifications are limited. Undaunted by this the team at Custom Composites are now helping make improvements where possible.

Published Tuesday 24th October 2017

Demonstrating their commitment to the nuclear sector

Demonstrating their commitment to the nuclear sector, two of our team made the 1200 mile round trip to Dounreay, on the North Scottish Coast, to an event showcasing innovative new equipment & services for the UK nuclear industry.

Dave Conlon and Dave Taylor exhibited the Custom Composites range of modular long reach poles, which have been used extensively in projects such as the ongoing decontamination of Sellafield sites in Cumbria.

Published Thursday 20th July 2017

Custom Composites announce sponsorship of Olympic hopefuls Team Lloyd Williams – Alloway

Custom Composites are proud to announce their sponsorship of Olympic hopefuls Team Lloyd Williams – Alloway for their Tokyo 2020 campaign.

Custom Composites part of the Attwater Group was approached by the team to support them in their endeavours to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Custom Composites Ltd part of the Attwater Group jumped at the opportunity to try and help rekindle the famous victories in the 2008 & 2012 Olympics, where Custom Composites tiller extensions helped Team GB & Sir Ben Ainslie sail away to victory.

Published Friday 21st April 2017

Custom Composites partners Kayak Manufacturer on carbon fibre paddle shafts

Choosing the right composite supplier has helped a former kayaking champion offer his customers a critical sporting edge.

Sometimes the difference between winning and losing comes down to the quality of the equipment in your hand. As two-times K1 Welsh Canoe Slalom Champion, Toby Jones knows exactly how true that can be.

Toby is a former under-23 Team GB kayaker who started his career at just 14. In the world of professional kayaking quality is critical to gaining that competitive edge, as a delaminated or warped blade, or even a snapped paddle shaft, can cost you critical seconds or the whole race.

Published Monday 3rd April 2017

Hardship and Success - Lyndon brings home the metal from South America!

After what has been described as the toughest Dakar on the South American continent, Attwater supported rider, Lyndon Poskitt from St Michaels on Wyre has successfully become the first rider to ride to the start of the race and finish. Not just a finish though, Lyndon managed to bring home 2nd position in the Malle Moto, unsupported class which is known as being the hardest way to compete in the race. With no support crew or mechanics to service his bike on an evening, Lyndon had a busy 2 weeks. After 12 Days of competitive racing covering 9000km through some of the harshest environments, we caught up with Lyndon to see what it was really like. After 12 Days of competitive racing covering 9000km through some of the harshest environments, we caught up with Lyndon to see what it was really like.

Published Monday 6th February 2017

Attwater backs Lyndon Poskitt’s Dakar Rally 2017

Lyndon Poskitt, the motorcycle racer from St Michael’s on Wyre in Lancashire, has an insatiable desire to achieve more. But after you’ve already completed the gruelling Dakar Rally, which he did in 2013, what could be more challenging?

The Dakar Rally is already the longest and most arduous race in the world. How do you top finishing 46th overall (out of more 200 motorcycle competitors) as well as a top 10 stage finish?

To find out, we caught up with him and he shared his plans for his next big race.

Published Monday 19th December 2016

Attwater and Custom Composites’ sturdy rollers help launch RNLI craft

Attwater & Sons Ltd has been supplying materials to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution for several years for use on the new Shannon Class All Weather Lifeboats, so it is fitting that the RNLI has called upon composite tube specialist Custom Composites, part of the Attwater Group to provide the rollers that will help launch the new Shannon Class All Weather Lifeboat at the new £3.5 million Swanage lifeboat Station.

Published Thursday 1st December 2016

Attwater debuts testing facilities at Composites Engineering November 2016

Industrial laminated products specialists Attwater and Custom Composites will display advanced carbon fibre marine products and a range of their best selling laminates, when they return to the Composites Engineering show for the seventh year.

The Lancashire company has become a familiar face at the industry show this year has a bigger stand to showcase more exhibits.

Published Friday 28th October 2016

Attwater tours Europe

Attwater technical controller Matt D’Arcy has been clocking up the air miles in his quest to keep his laminates company at the forefront of the industry.

Along with two colleagues, Matt contributed to the European Electrical Insulation Manufacturers AGM in Berlin, followed by a visit to the Coil Winding exhibition where Attwater was able to meet with other suppliers and share insight on the state of the industry.

Published Thursday 16th June 2016

Testing testing

Attwater, the industrial laminates specialist, has expanded its in-house testing facility with the construction of a furnace-hardened steel fixture.

The apparatus has been designed and built to test gasket materials, and adds another dimension to the company’s facilities which already boast more than 30 methods of testing materials and components.

Published Thursday 9th June 2016