Quarter one of this year saw ADS team together with the Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) and Team Resolute, a UK consortium consisting of Harland & Wolff, Navantia and BMT, to offer members and organisations the chance to participate in a range of ‘meet the buyer’ events across the UK.

The events took place as Team Resolute looks to build up its supply chain in preparation for the Fleet Solid Support (FSS) warship build programme for UK Ministry of Defence. It is determined to make sure the UK supply chain fully benefits from the significant FSS programme as well as the wider opportunities this this international collaboration will bring, including transfer of technology and Navantia’s Shipyard 4.0.

Over 290 organisations participated in five regional events in Appledore, Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh and Gateshead, including 186 SMEs. The events gave participants the opportunity to understand more about Team Resolute, the FSS programme and other long term opportunities, matching businesses in relevant sectors with its procurement professionals – giving unprecedented access to buyers and decision makers from Harland & Wolff, Navantia and BMT.

In total 259, 1-2-1 sessions with Team Resolute procurement teams took place over the five events, discussing a range of sought capabilities including Power & propulsion – including IPMS; Mechanical Handling – including RAS and stores handling equipment; HVAC systems and equipment; Electrical systems and equipment; Mission Systems – including bridge, navigational, radar and external communications systems; Ship build support; Ship fitting; Hull systems; Shipbuilding trades (welding, scaffolding, electrical, mechanical, Integration); Engineering and other equipment or services.



ADS regularly support and host a range of business development events to facilitate the matchmaking of suppliers and programmes from across our membership base. These events offer unique environments for members to reach into new, expanding or hard to access markets.

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These events are supported by our online Business Development Centre which offers members exclusive offers and information on global markets, programmes and tender notices across our sectors. Bringing together intelligence gathered from members, missions, and our network of national and international contacts, the Business Development Centre is a one stop shop into opportunities to support your business:

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