The UK’s security and resilience sector is providing advanced physical and digital capabilities underpinning our prosperity and securing UK advantage against a range of malicious and non-malicious threats.

The security and resilience sector directly employs 145,000 people in the UK, delivering high value jobs for a highly skilled workforce, and supports 5,800 apprentices across the sector. Turnover growth continues to increase year on year, reaching £23bn in 2022. Exports of security are £9.5bn to the UK, with two thirds classed as digital capability and one third, physical. The UK is the third largest security exporter worldwide.

A strong partnership between industry and Government ensures national security remains a priority. This is reflected in new policies such as Martyn’s Law, named in honour of one of the victims of the Manchester Arena attack, and the update to the Integrated Review.

As we look ahead to the future, the Security and Resilience Sector Outlook for 2023 provides evidence as well as detailing the required policy landscape to create a strong and innovative sector with plenty of business opportunities in the UK.

View full publication for the updated ADS Security and Resilience Sector Outlook for 2023 below: