What We Do 

The British Ceramic Confederation represents the collective interests of all sectors of the UK ceramic industry. We safeguard the industry's prosperity, acting on its behalf in discussions and negotiations with government and regulators.

Members can access a wide range of professional advice, covering employment law, health and safety, energy, emissions, planning and waste management issues. A number of Sector Associations carry out specific activities, notably marketing and standards development, on behalf of their respective member companies.

BCC's 100 member companies together comprise over 90% of the UK ceramic industry's manufacturing capacity. Watch this short video for more information and for details on the governance of the confederation please see the BCC Constitution.

Forthcoming Events

  • CIN: Firing up the Ceramics Industry and Exploring Sintering

    Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm

    Location: Lucideon Limited, Queen's Road, Penkhull, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 7LQ, United Kingdom

    Postponed to a later date


    The 2020 Ceramic Innovation Network (CIN) event will bring together academics and industrialists from all subsectors of the ceramic industry seeking to explore the development and innovation opportunities of sintering and firing in the ceramics industry.


    The annual CIN event brings together industrialists and academics from all subsectors of ceramic manufacturing to network and learn more about innovative ideas. 


    CIN consists of the British Ceramic Confederation (BCC) and Lucideon; and is supported by the University of Surrey, the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), the Frank Scott Russell Memorial Fund and is IOM3 CPD accredited.


    The speakers are:

    • Dr. Amanda Quadling, M&I Materials: The Old Triangle: Process - Microstructure - Properties 
    • Dr. David Pearmain, Lucideon: Next Generation Sintering
    • Professor Jingzhe Pan, Leicester University: Digital Twin of Ceramic Processing
    • Professor Richard Todd, Oxford University
    • Dr. Russell Hall and Dr. Stuart Bradley, Warwick Manufacturing Group: Waste Heat Energy Recovery Potential.
    • Frank Scott Russell Memorial Lecture: Jan Theron, Lucideon, From Toffee Bond to Ceramic Bond
    • Robert Quarshie, Knowledge Transfer Network

    The presentations will be followed by a tour of Lucideon's facilities.


    Registration is now open and can be accessed through Eventbrite.


    In addition, the Mellor Memorial Lecture will follow on from the CIN event. Further details on this will be available in due course via IOM3. 

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