Grow your business and influence as a member of ADS
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.
Our members are at the centre of our organisation and work. ADS plays an instrumental role in bringing industry and Government together, working 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.
Benefits of joining
Get valuable business development support
We offer you access to a unique and dedicated Business Development Centre, saving you time and effort and have dedicated business development staff connecting you to the programmes and people that count.
Be represented through one influential voice
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.
COVID-19, Brexit and Sustainability support Hubs
We help keep ADS members informed and updated with the latest advice, information and resources available via dedicated COVID-19, Brexit and Sustainability information hubs on our website, regular e-bulletins and webinars, so you can understand how these important issues may affect your business and make informed decisions as guidance and opportunities change.
Access our tailored digital and physical events programme
We cater for the diversity of our sectors by offering you everything from large international trade show participation, at discounted rates, through to digital webinars, networking forums and specialist briefings to help you grow your business.
Take advantage of our expertise & knowledge
We offer you a host of industry initiatives, in house expertise, exporting and funding advice along with access to 40+ Special Interest Groups and Member Groups, allowing you to tap into specialised and current knowledge transfer networks.
Increase your brand’s exposure in relevant markets
We offer you valuable exposure via our stakeholder networks, promotions at our busy premises and digital PR & Marketing channels.
Access business support services and mentoring
ADS members can access hot desking and meeting room facilities at our central London office, security vetting support, advice on export, trade controls and licensing, and exclusive member discounts on accommodation, training, events and fully-funded mentoring.