This webinar introduced AWE and its renewed commitment to working with UK industry. The UK Government has a policy to maintain a Continuous At-Sea Deterrent, to deter the most severe threats to the UK and our way of life. AWE manages and integrates complex programmes and projects to support this.

The webinar introduced the AWE team currently heading an initiative to widen and deepen AWE's supply chain relationships. This will be essential to the development and manufacture of the UK's upcoming replacement warhead - one of the largest defence programmes of our generation. The AWE team invited ADS members who are attending DSEI to meet them in September and set out plans for regional rountables, to sustain dialogue post DSEI. They also gave an intial introduction to the practicalities of working with AWE, for example procurement policies and regulation.


  • Dr Rob Wilson, Head of Strategy - since leading the Dstl analysis for the 2006 Deterrent White Paper, Rob has enjoyed two decades within the Deterrent programme, including roles with MOD, BAE systems and AWE
  • David Richardson, Head of Market Engagement - David's four-decade career has led him to senior roles both as a civil servant and with major government contractors. Prior to becoming AWE's advisor on market engagement, he was marketing and sales director for Serco UK and Europe
  • Rob Davies, Senior Sourcing Business Partner - Rob is providing procurement support to the AWE replacement warhead programme. He has 20 years' supply chain experience in defence, engineering and telecoms, with roles at Boeing, MOD and EE
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