Business development support

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.

Business Development Centre

The Business Development Centre (BDC) offers 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 BDC is a one stop shop into opportunities to support your business:

  • Countries – Government Departments, Embassies, Economic & Budgetary Reports, Exporting Guides
  • Programmes – Project Websites, Supplier Access & Portals, Milestones, Contractors, News
  • Sales Leads & Tenders – Research Calls and Programmes, Expressions of Interest, Prior Information Notices, Contracts, Requests for Information, Sources Sort
  • Market Insight – Latest industry news and research reports

These are all accessible when you log in to the Members area where you can also set your preferences for receiving alerts on business opportunities most relevant to you and your business.

Dedicated business development team and events

Our dedicated team offers you support and advice on business development opportunities across sectors and within supply chains.

We work closely with key government departments and agencies to maximise the potential for you to access UK and global markets. We can offer your business insight into the strategic landscape between the UK, foreign governments and leading global manufacturers, to help you stay ahead of developments and opportunities.

View the latest ADS Events Calendar here

Meet the primes programme

Key primes from our membership work with  us to source potential suppliers for their specific needs and capability gaps. We 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 you to reach into new, expanding or hard to access markets.

Contact us and find out more

If you have a specific query or want more support to make the most of the programme of business development opportunities and activities for members, please contact one of our team:

Omar Kadhim
ADS Head of Aerospace Operations and Business Development

Simon Levy
ADS Head of UK Defence Business Development

Dr. Brian Hampson
ADS Head of Capability Engagement – National Security

Robert Hutchinson
ADS Business Development Manager – N Ireland

Keith Grandison
ADS Business Development Manager – Scotland

Marie Margaux Honikman
ADS Toulouse Project Manager