Join this webinar to gain a wide range of expert advice, information and support to UK SMEs from the ADS Defence Team and the British Government. SMEs are an integral part of the defence supply chain and represent 84% of the ADS membership.

UK SMEs play a vital role in our defence and security sales success. The Defence Team work closely with our members to support them through business opportunities both in the UK and overseas, navigating the complex contractual arrangements and ensuring the concerns and challenges they face are addressed through the work of our policy team. According to the UK Government’s latest estimates, the overseas defence market are believed to have been worth some £11bn in 2019 to UK industry, and, on a rolling 10-year average, the UK remained the second largest global defence exporter, behind the USA, with an average market share of nearly 20%. 

ADS is organising this event, with the support of the Department for International Trade’s UK Defence & Security Exports (DIT DSE), who provide specialist export advice and practical assistance, UK Export Finance and the Export Control Joint Unit. This event will focus on providing a wide range of expert advice, information and support to UK SMEs from ADS and the British Government.


14:00  Administrative welcome & housekeeping

14:02  Introduction, Caroline Donaghy, Director – Defence, ADS

14:05  ADS’ activities to support UK defence exports, Brinley Salzmann, Director – Overseas & Exports, ADS

14:15  UK Government support on defence exports, Tim Clewes, Team Leader, Events (UK) & SME Support, DIT Defence & Security Exports

14:30  The support available from UK Export Finance, Dominique Broomes, Assistant Events Manager, UK Export Finance

14:40  UK export licensing issues, Adrian Bond, Export Control Joint Unit, DIT

14:50  Open forum

15:05  Closing remarks, Caroline Donaghy, Director – Defence, ADS