ADS represents and supports over 1100 UK businesses operating in the aerospace, defence, security & resilience and space sectors. Our membership ranges from SMEs to global primes, and whether representing industry or driving forward innovation and growth, ADS is at the forefront of an array of activities, events and programmes that benefit our members.
ADS plays an instrumental role in bringing industry and Government together. We also work closely and collaboratively to maintain and grow the UK as a world leader in our industries. Membership extends to all individuals within your organisation, which means every employee can access relevant information and make use of our services.
We make it our business to generate more business opportunities for you. Our online Business Development Centre saves you time and effort. We also have a dedicated business development team to connect you to the programmes and people that count.
We cater for the diversity of our membership by offering you everything from large international trade show participation at member rates, through to digital webinars, networking forums and specialist briefings to help you grow your business.
We communicate with political stakeholders including Government Ministers and their Departments, as well as with political figures such as Members of Parliament and of devolved Parliaments and Assemblies across the political spectrum. By doing so we build awareness with decision-makers of our industries challenges and opportunities, acting as a trusted source of timely and accurate information to support policy development in the interests of a positive business environment that creates and sustains skilled jobs across the UK.
We offer members access to a host of industry initiatives, niche in-house expertise in areas such as supply chain excellence and government contracting and funding opportunities. More than 30 Special Interest Groups, allow you to link into specialised and current knowledge transfer networks.
We also help keep ADS members informed and updated with the latest advice, information and resources available via dedicated COVID-19 and Brexit information hubs on our website, regular e-bulletins and webinars so you can understand how both may affect your business and make informed decisions as guidance and opportunities change.
We offer members valuable exposure via our stakeholder networks, promotions at our busy premises in London and our digital PR & marketing channels. Members have the opportunity to feature in our widely used member directory and our industry magazine ‘ADVANCE’.
We cater for your practical needs by providing essential business services such as security vetting and hot desking facilities as well as giving you free access to a range of meeting rooms in our central London offices.
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