Priorities for strengthening the UK’s global competitiveness

This week’s ADS Annual Dinner provided an excellent opportunity to set out our priorities for the coming year.

At the dinner we launched a new pamphlet highlighting the contribution our sectors make right across the country and our priorities for strengthening the UK’s global competitiveness.

The UK’s Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space sectors are vital to the UK’s national security and economic prosperity.

In 2016 ADS will continue to support the global success of our Members by:

  • Supporting successful industrial strategies to further enhance their impact and attract global investment to the UK.
  • Helping to improve productivity in the supply chain and encouraging investment in skills, technology and innovation.
  • Increasing support for business development, at home and in international markets, to maximise growth opportunities.
  • Working within the EU to secure investment, maintain global influence and retain access to free trade and supply chains.

Together the UK’s Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space companies generate well-paid jobs, high-tech exports and sustainable growth right across the country. Long-term investment in these high-productivity industries offers the best route to rebalancing the economy, improving productivity and strengthening the UK’s global competitiveness.