Our mission is 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 for opportunities to support your business

Sales Leads & Tenders – Research Calls and Programmes, Expressions of Interest, Prior Information Notices, Contracts, Requests for Information, Sources Sort

Countries – Government Departments, Embassies, Economic & Budgetary Reports, Exporting Guides

Programmes – Project Websites, Supplier Access & Portals, Milestones, Contractors, News

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.

Programme of business development events

We work closely with key government departments and agencies to maximise the potential for you to access UK and global markets. We 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

Meet the Buyer

ADS continues to grow its dedicated Meet the Buyer programme of events. From tailored single buyer engagements, through to B2B opportunities at Sustainable Skies World Summit, Aircraft Interiors Expo, Paris Airshow and Advanced Engineering Exhibition.

We strive to continually match suppliers with aerospace, defence, security and space buyers to develop meaningful business connections, strengthening the UK supply chain for future years.

Meet the Primes

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.

Business Connections Exchange

The Business Connections Exchange (BCE) platform facilitates access to a diverse network of capability providers and interested parties, matching your requirements with the relevant offerings to deliver the perfect mix of engagements.

Business Connections Exchange (BCE) at Farnborough International Airshow:

One of the most popular and longstanding features of the Airshow, the Business Connections Exchange (BCE), formally Meet the Buyer, provides buyers, suppliers and investors with the ultimate networking opportunity to meet face-to-face and to do real business.

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Dedicated business development team

Our team offers you information and guidance on accessing opportunities across sectors and within supply chains.

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:

Ed Raggett
ADS Head of Business Development – Aerospace

Simon Levy
Head of UK Defence Business Development

Dr. Helen Almey
Head of Capability Engagement – National Security

Gary Kerr
ADS Business Development Manager – N Ireland

Keith Grandison
ADS Business Development Manager – Scotland

Marie-Margaux Honikman
ADS Toulouse Director