The ADS Security Team supports members in their business development at home and abroad, creates a forum in which members can engage with government and provides industrial input and expertise to government policies and initiatives.
Through its work, ADS provides members with:
- Deep market insight
- Access to customers
- The opportunity to shape the environment in which they operate
- Business-to-business connections
ADS also provides the Secretariat to the Security and Resilience Industry Suppliers Community (RISC), which acts as the principal channel of communication between industry, the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism (OSCT) and other Departments on urgent requirements, Research & Development and policy.
Domestic Business Development Programme
We run a domestic business development programme across central government departments and agencies, the police, emergency services and critical infrastructure. This programme includes facilitating pre-procurement engagement for major projects such as the National Policing Data Programme, a regular series of briefing and networking events with potential customers, market analysis of customer budgets and procurement pipelines, and business-to-business introductions.
International Business Development Programme
ADS is the only trade association that has a programme of activity specifically designed to support security companies in international business development. We provide members with international market analysis products, host country briefings, organise focused trade missions to priority countries and run placements for newly appointed British Ambassadors and High Commissioners. This activity is overseen by our Security Exports Focus Group.
Annual Security & Policing Event
ADS organises the annual Security & Policing Event (S&P) on behalf of the Home Office. This Government event is the largest national security, emergency response, resilience and criminal justice exhibition in the UK. All visitors and exhibitors are vetted by the government. As such, the event provides a secure platform for showcasing world leading technologies, products and solutions – creating a unique, trusted environment in which to pursue business relationships and opportunities.
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
In addition, to support specialist business development requirements, ADS operates a number of Special Interest Groups including:
- Capacity Building in High Risk Countries
- CBRN UK
- Covert Technology Suppliers Forum
- Security Industry European Engagement Group
- Access the full list of Special Interest Groups, what they cover, who to contact and how to join
Policy work in the Security Sector
The policy team works with the government to shape the political, economic and business environment within which our members operate. For the security sector, working with the government also influences capability requirements and leads to business opportunities.
Contact us to find out more about any of the areas that you may be interested in.
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