Access opportunities

ADS represents and supports over 1,300 UK businesses operating in the aerospace, defencesecurity & resilience and space sectors.

Our membership ranges from major multinational businesses with substantial UK presences, to over one thousand small and medium-sized companies in every part of the country. 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.

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Access markets

Enter global markets, events and specialist networks

From international trade shows, United Kingdom Pavilions and major domestic events, including Farnborough International Airshow, Security & Policing and DSEI, to specialist networking events, online briefings and industry conferences, our events programme ensures members get access to the markets and stakeholders that matter.

Get valuable business development support

We make it our business to generate our members business. Get access and support from a dedicated business development team across all sectors, explore opportunities and intelligence via our online Business Development Centre with updates sent straight to your inbox, plus take part in regular Meet the Primes and Meet the Buyer programmes.

Access expertise & networks

Keep informed with essential knowledge, expert insight and analysis

Our range of over 40 Special Interest Groups and 29 Boards and Committees provide specialist and exclusive networks of like-minded stakeholders to seek out new business opportunities, learn and influence markets and keep up to date with industry developments specific to your interests and objectives. Plus get regular bulletins, briefings, reports and analysis from our dedicated exports, policy and economics specialists on all the key issues affecting our sectors.

Access representation

Gain industry – Government representation on the issues that impact our sectors

Our policy work helps to create the environment that allows our members to invest in productivity, exports and growth. We work with local, regional and national Government departments and agencies in the UK, and with other European and international organisations involved in setting and implementing policies that impact our sectors.

Access exposure

Increase your exposure and influence to the stakeholders that matter

Get valuable exposure via our extensive network and by exhibiting in ADS-led United Kingdom Pavilions in partnership with UK Defence and Security Exports. Plus run promotions at our London office, access exclusive event sponsorships or take advantage of a range of content marketing opportunities via our website, social channels and events programme. Members also have the opportunity to feature in our widely used member directory, Member Spotlight‘ feature and our industry magazine ‘ADVANCE’.

Access support

Unlock funding programmes and supply chain solutions

ADS provides members access to a diverse range of funding opportunities. Members can also access the SC21 supply chain excellence programme as part of the new Supply Chain Solutions Framework led by ADS and the Regional Aerospace Alliances.

Benefit from practical business support services, security vetting support and exclusive member offers

ADS can support National Security Vetting (NSV) clearance applications through the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Police for employees of member companies that meet the requirements. Members can also access a range of practical business services including free meeting rooms and hot desking in our central London office, PR & media support, export, trade controls and licensing advice and a range of exclusive member discounts including events, exhibitions, hotel accommodation and more.