Recognising the need for Scottish based companies in the Aerospace, Defence, Naval and Security Sector to have an effective voice, ADS Scotland was established in 2005 to represent both SME and multinational company members. Today, our members significant contribution to both the Scottish and UK economies is recognised by the policy makers.

ADS sectors contribute significantly to secure Scotland’s domestic, global and future advantage. From technology and exports to apprenticeships and investment, our sectors are vital to Scotland’s economic prosperity and growth.

View Scotland Regional Facts Figures 2023.

Our purpose is to deliver real added value by bringing global business opportunities to members, improving manufacturing productivity and efficiency through our SC21 programmes, raising individual company profile and marketing member and sector capability internationally.

The team

Warrick Malcolm – Director ADS Scotland

Warrick joined ADS Scotland after roles in both the public and private sector including the Scottish Government.

Keith Grandison – Business Development Manager

Keith joined ADS in November 2016. Keith has an industry background and has retained Finance Director, Commercial Director and Managing Director roles over the years. Keith is delighted to use his extensive commercial experience to support ADS members and contribute to developing their engagement with our sectors.

Victoria Mills – Executive Assistant

Joining the team in early 2024 after working in both the public and private sectors, Victoria supports both Warrick and Keith in their roles, while overseeing the administration of the Scotland office.  She also acts as the secretariat for the ADS Scotland Council, Cross-party Group on Space, and the Aerospace & Defence Industry Leadership Group. 

Katie Whyte – Events Manager Scotland

Katie joined ADS Scotland in early 2024. She had previously been employed at a large international law firm and has spent the last 20 years in the events industry. Katie supports both strategy and operations for ADS Scotland events in all our sectors to support our members goals.

Contact Scotland

ADS Scotland council

  • Babcock International Group PLC
  • Brodies LLP
  • Chemring Energetics UK Ltd
  • Collins Aerospace
  • GE Aviation
  • Glenalmond Group Ltd
  • Leonardo
  • Materials Consultancy Services Ltd
  • PA Consulting Group
  • QinetiQ Group PLC
  • Raytheon Systems Limited
  • Rolls-Royce PLC
  • Skyrora Ltd
  • Spirit AeroSystems (Europe) Limited
  • Thales UK
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Strathclyde
  • Vector Aerospace International Limited (A StandardAero Company)
  • Walker Precision Engineering

Scotland facts and figures 2023

View full publication for the ADS Scotland Facts & Figures 2023 below:

Scotland Regional Facts Figures 2023