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Register for our inaugural ADS Engage South West Reception; free for our ADS members to attend. Set against the backdrop of a stately home, the day promises networking opportunities and insightful presentations from ADS, MoD and Home Office.

Join us for a day dedicated to fostering connections within the ADS community, where you can network with fellow industry professionals from across the South West and engage directly with our ADS team. The reception is a golden opportunity to share experiences, challenges, and success stories, creating a stronger, whilst addressing key challenges affecting our SME community.

For those interested in showcasing their capabilities ADS are providing dedicated tabletop display spaces for ADS members. This platform is designed to allow you to present your company's capabilities, innovations, and equipment to a targeted audience of industry professionals, potential clients, and collaborators.


  • (10:30-11:00) Registration: Coffee and Tea served.
  • (11:00 – 11:10) ADS & Host Welcome: Jason Sinclair to introduce proceedings and Host representative.  
  • (11:10-11:30) Cross Sector: SME Access to Finance, Allica Bank, Matt West.
  • (11:30-11:50) Defence: Defence Digital Commercial opportunity update
  • (11:50-12:10 )Defence: DE&S – SME engagement presentation, Catherine Proudlove.
  • (12:10-12:50) Lunch: In the grounds or conservatory dependant on the weather.
  • (12:50-13:10) Security: Home Office - SME engagement activity / innovative technologies / looking ahead to S&P 2025,  Tim Fleming, JSaRC.
  • (13:10-13:30) Aerospace/Space: Farnborough International Airshow preview, Ed Raggett / Paul Denney.
  • (13:30-13:50) Supply Chain Solutions: update Harriet Wollerton /Colin Hart. 
  • (13:50-15:30) Drinks Reception (and House tours): In the grounds or conservatory dependant on the weather.

Secure your display space

Spaces for tabletop displays are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure your company takes advantage of this opportunity, please book your tabletop to reserve your spot.

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Alex Green

Event Manager

Tel: 02070917832
Alex Green


Adam Doyle

Sales Manager

Tel: 0207 091 7806
Adam Doyle