ADS is partnering with PwC in their forthcoming Aerospace, Defence & Security Scale programme. ADS is working with PwC to ensure the content of the program is as relevant and value-adding as possible, aligns with other support mechanisms, such as SC21, and that ADS members receive a small discount if they do decide to proceed.

Please note that ADS is not recommending that businesses take up this opportunity above other improvement and development programs, as that is a business decision for individual companies to take based on a cost-benefit evaluation.

The programme, which launches in London on May 2020, is aimed at innovative companies, typically established start-ups, that are looking to scale their business both operationally and through building their corporate client base.

During the 10-week programme, you’ll learn tried and tested ways to build your business,  accelerate sales and identify new channels to market as well as build new relationships with a range of PwC’s corporate clients in the ADS sector.

The programme is centred around three key pitching events, one-on-one partner/director mentoring and pitch coaching sessions, as well as six tailored masterclass sessions in topics delivered by highly experienced subject matter experts. ADS will work with the PwC Scale team to help to shape these sessions. Due to the current climate, these sessions will run virtually until further notice.

The main client showcase event will bring the programme to a close, giving you the opportunity to pitch in front of PwC’s ADS sector client base and join round table discussions to answer questions on your products and services. The client session is likely to be in September when hopefully networking events can return to normal.

As a PwC Scale alumni, you will continue to receive ad-hoc support to help you maintain contact with other cohort businesses and our network. To find out more, visit, and if you decide this programme is right for, ADS Group members receive a £500 discount to the programme fee.

To qualify for the programme, you should have a compelling, revenue-generating technology-enabled product or service that is innovative in addressing issues currently facing corporates in the ADS sector.