What Members Say

Takumi Logo

ADS has been an invaluable source of information for Takumi as we entered what was for us a new market. The meetings and networking events provide unique opportunities to mingle with industry peers and give great insight into movements and trends within the industry.

Gerry Reynolds, Managing Director, Takumi Precision Engineering


Integration with ADS has become a key element of Denroy’s business development strategy in the aerospace, defence, space and security sector. This is because ADS offers such a broad range of relevant, active and productive interest groups, committees, networking opportunities and sector information. These have been invaluable to Denroy by facilitating links and fostering partnerships with people and companies that may otherwise have taken years to develop. The Northern Ireland Director, Leslie Orr, provides solid and unstinting support and ensures we never miss any opportunities to engage with potential clients. We look forward to continuing this successful partnership in the future

John Irwin, Managing Director, Denroy Plastics ltd.

RW Powder Coatings

RW has seen immediate benefits as a result of our ADS membership. Leslie Orr and the ADS team in NI have been extremely supportive and have made us aware of many specific events at which we see excellent marketing opportunities. All events are very well hosted and organised. RW have entered the SC21 programme due to high recognition in the aerospace industry and hope to be awarded Bronze in 2018 and aiming for Sliver in 2019.

Roy Webb MD. – RW Powder coatings ltd

Horizon Technologies

Horizon Technologies had our best Farnborough ever in 2018. The ADS stand was a perfect counterpoint to the hardware we had out on the flight line. Also, the UK government guests who attended have been instrumental in clearing up some delays which threatened go stall a GBP 1 Million program for a North African nation. As UK SME, ADS is a strong partner, and allows us to “punch above our weight.” Thanks to the whole ADS team for their great support!

Testimonial received at the Farnborough Airshow 2019, Horizon Technologies

ThinkSafe Logo

In my three years as CEO I have been involved with most importantly the Directors of Defence and Security, both of whom have wholeheartedly supported me in any way possible. This support includes setting up meetings with key clients, demonstrations to foreign staff at events, and general advice and guidance in regard to Government policies and direction.

Bob Reid, CEO, Thinking Safe

STG Aerospace

As a UK Aerospace company, it is important being a member of the ADS Group. I joined STG in 2013 and was determined to broaden its profile. ADS helped with that. I wanted to connect with other UK companies to see what we could learn from them from a co-development perspective. We’ve since received excellent exposure and support from ADS broadening our market opportunities.

Nigel Duncan, CEO of STG Aerospace

Seequestor Ltd

The ADS team were very helpful in bringing good quality (and relevant) leads to our stand. The show met our strategic objectives and we have generated a number of good qualty leads. We were very happy with the event and with the support provided to us, including a number of interesting media contacts made on the pavilion.

Testimonial received at the Farnborough Airshow 2018, Seequestor Ltd

Aeromet has reaped significant benefits from our long term membership of ADS. Access and introductions to industry contacts, particularly in export markets, have been highly valuable. In addition, we have taken advantage of the ADS platform and logistics support when exhibiting at events around the world, most notably the Paris and Farnborough Air Shows.

Simon Holliday, Managing Director

Evidence Talks

ADS events are always well organised and appropriate for the exhibiting companies. At Security and Policing in particular there is the opportunity to engage with many relevant overseas delegations who have agreed to meet with exhibiting companies because they have a requirement in that area of expertise.

Elizabeth Sheldon, CEO, Evidence Talks


Public Security Exhibition (PSE) is an excellent way to make new, relevant contacts. Invited attendees make intentional visits rather than browsing, so encounters are generally pertinent and lead to action. The support of the Embassies lends credibility and merit to this efficient way to make progress in new territories. I highly recommend PSE.

Peter Soar, Business Development Manager, Military & Defence, Novatel

Hybrid Air Vehicles

Post-Brexit, the team at Airlander needed to understand the frameworks for existing non-EU trade agreements. We received a detailed response from ADS, which was timely and helpful in shaping our strategy on exports going forward. We’re very grateful for their help and expertise, which would have been difficult to source via other means.

Chris Daniels, Head of Partnerships and Communications, Hybrid Air Vehicles Limited