UK Security and Resilience Outlook 2019

The UK’s security and resilience sector provides solutions to challenges we all face today and continues to make a major contribution to growth and prosperity in every part of the country. turnover growth of 142% since 2010 means security and resilience is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK and continues to be a major UK export.

The security and resilience sector directly employs 114,000 people in the UK, delivering high value jobs for a highly skilled workforce, and supports 3,000 apprentices across the sector. Exports of security are £5.2bn to the UK, with cyber security worth £2.1bn of the total, the UK is the fourth largest security exporter world wide.

The positive story told by the figures set out in this ADS Outlook Report show the benefits achieved in recent years by a strong partnership between the industry and Government, with national security at the heart of the agenda.

The security and resilience sector achieved export growth of 7.5% between 2017 and 2018 reflective of the expanding nature of UK  products and services and in overseas markets, helping to drive overall growth. A  As we look ahead to the future, this brief report provides more strong evidence of a sector with a bright future in the UK. We can look forward confidently to the security industry continuing to play a major role in delivering growth and prosperity in all nations and regions across the country.


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