Joshua Western

Joshua Western

Co-Founder and CEO
Space Forge

From kick-starting their mission to change the face of the space industry – making space work for humanity – Josh, alongside Co-Founder Andrew Bacon, have taken the industry leading startup from a garage in Bristol to raising the largest ever seed round in Europe by a Space Tech company.

Space Forge is developing the world’s first fully reusable platform, unlocking the benefits of space for manufacturing and experimentation at scale.

By producing next generation materials off-planet and returning to Earth, a step change in humanity’s progress is possible – with the power to progress a clean industrial revolution.

Prior to co-founding Space Forge, Josh gained a vast knowledge of the UK Space Industry: working for Thales Alenia Space, as well as the UK Space Agency, focused on Critical National Infrastructure right though to technology harmonisation with European Space Agency member states.