Access Business Development Opportunities in 2021

At ADS we make it our business to generate more business opportunities for our members. The ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to impact across the world and our sectors, and the facilitation of business development opportunities through our membership and network has never been more important or valuable.

In the past year, with limited in-person business development activities due to global restrictions and guidance, ADS and its members pivoted its business development programme online to deliver an extensive programme of events and activities which were accessed by over 7,000 individual members.

ADS BDC Activity 2020

 

Scroll to the bottom of this page for some of the highlights of the 2020 business development calendar

Through this programme our dedicated business development team offer members support and advice on business development opportunities across sectors and within supply chains. We work closely with key Government departments and agencies to maximise the potential for you to access UK and global markets. We can offer your business insight into the strategic landscape between the UK, foreign governments and leading global manufacturers, to help you stay ahead of developments and opportunities.

Access opportunities in 2021

There are already a number of planned business development events and activities planned for ADS members to take advantage of in 2021. These are being updated daily so be sure to to check our ADS Events Calendar regularly and sign-up to our weekly Events Bulletin every Tuesday and relevant Sector Bulletins to get all the latest dates and opportunities sent to you.

Major Business Development Events in 2021

ADS Major BD Events 2021

 

View the latest ADS Events Calendar here

Upcoming Business Development Events in 2021

DS BD Upcoming Highlights - Feb 2021 (3)

 

View the latest ADS Events Calendar here

The Business Development Centre – Over 3,000 opportunities at your fingertips

The Business Development Centre (BDC) offers information on global markets, programmes and tender notices of most relevance to our sectors. Bringing together intelligence gathered from members, missions, and our network of national and international contacts, the BDC is a one stop shop into opportunities to support your business.

In 2020 the Business Development Centre delivered over 3,000 sales leads and market insights for ADS members.

ADS BDC 2020

 

Members can check the Business Development Centre anytime by logging in here. You can also sign-up to the weekly Business Opportunities Bulletin here to receive the latest updates direct to your inbox.

2020-21 Business Development Highlights

January 2020
ADS Annual Dinner – 880 members attended (Multi)
ADS Women in Aerospace & Defence Summit- 66 members attended (Aerospace & Defence)

February 2020
Integrated Warrior Launch – 205 members attended (Defence: Multi-domain)

March 2020
Security & Policing 2020 – 121 members attended (Security)

May 2020
ADS Security Briefing – Anita Friend, Head of the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) Webinar – 145 members attended (Security)
Meet the UK Defence Solutions Centre (UKDSC) Webinar – 173 members attended (Defence: Multi-domain)

April 2020
Defence Space Fireside Chat – Group Captain Rayna Owens – 105 members attended (Space)
ADS Security Briefing – Shaun Hipgrave, Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism (OSCT) Webinar – 78 members attended (Security)

June 2020
Multi-Domain Integration webinar – 208 members attended (Defence: Multi-domain)
Doing business with Latin America: Mexico Webinar (Exports / Multi)
NI Industry Webinar, Thales, Thompson, Aero, Collins Aerospace, Bombardier & Denroy (Multi)

July 2020
Farnborough Connect (Aerospace & Defence: Air)
Land Capability Industry Webinar – 357 members attended (Defence – Land)

August 2020
Artemis Technologies Flagship Project Northern Ireland Industry Briefing Webinar – 80 members attended (Defence: Maritime)

September 2020
ADS Norther Ireland Aerospace Task Force Briefing with 8 Primes (Aerospace)

October 2020
Business Development huddle with Leonardo and Ontic – 8 Direct member introductions (Aerospace)
An assessment on the post-COVID Brazilian Defence & Security market – 61 members attended (Defence: Multi-Domain, Security & Exports)

November 2020
Procurement forum with GE Dowty – 13 ADS members qualified to RFQs (Aerospace)
Defence Webinar with Brigadier Dan Cheesman, Chief Technology Officer Royal Navy – 231 members attended (Defence: Maritime)

December 2020
£10k Aerospace Wales Grant for ADS-supported MRO study in Q1 2021 (Aerospace)
Dstl future options to support UK’s defence and security webinar – 325 members attended (Security & Defence: Multi-domain)
Doing business with US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) (Defence: Multi-domain / Exports)
Team Tempest Northern Ireland Industry Briefing Webinar – 70 members attended (Multi)
Supporting Defence SMEs in the UK – 196 members attended (Defence: Multi-domain)

January 2021
Team Tempest Scottish Industry Briefing Webinar – 125 members attended (Multi)
Royal Navy-US Navy London Tech Bridge Webinar – 280 members attended (Defence: Maritime / Exports)
Airbus Scottish Industry Engagement Webinar – 103 members attended (Aerospace)

Contact us and find out more

If you have a specific query or want more support to make the most of the programme of business development opportunities and activities for members, please contact one of our team:

Omar Kadhim
ADS Head of Aerospace Operations and Business Development
Omar.Kadhim@adsgroup.org.uk

Simon Levy
ADS Head of UK Defence Business Development
Simon.Levy@adsgroup.org.uk

Dr. Brian Hampson
ADS Head of Capability Engagement – National Security
Brian.Hampson@adsgroup.org.uk

Robert Hutchinson
ADS Business Development Manager – N Ireland
Robert.Hutchinson@adsgroup.org.uk

Keith Grandison
ADS Business Development Manager – Scotland
Keith.Grandison@adsgroup.org.uk

Marie Margaux Honikman
ADS Toulouse Project Manager
Marie-Margaux.Honikman@adsgroup.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Business Development Centre

The Business Development Centre (BDC) offers information on global markets, programmes and tender notices of most relevance to our sectors. Bringing together intelligence gathered from members, missions, and our network of national and international contacts, the BDC is a one stop shop into opportunities to support your business.

In 2020 the Business Development Centre delivered over 3,000 sales leads and market insights for ADS members.

ADS BDC 2020

Members can check the Business Development Centre anytime by logging in here. You can also sign-up to the weekly Business Opportunities Bulletin here to receive the latest updates direct to your inbox.