As our sectors continue to evolve it is vital that ADS understands the priorities and challenges faced by the majority of our members. We aim to provide access to invaluable insight, appraisal of current trends, emerging technologies, regulatory changes and networking opportunities. This enables our SME members to make informed decisions and remain competitive.

Our Business Development Centre connects SMEs with weekly tender and supply chain opportunities. Through participation in our Business Development Programme of events; SMEs can obtain new connections and business ventures. Our comprehensive program of events enables SMEs the ability to network, collaborate and learn from industry leaders and peers. They offer a platform for knowledge sharing and partnerships that will fuel SME growth.

For further information please contact:

Adam Doyle
SME Success Manager


SME engagement

SMEs play a vital role in supply chains contributing significantly to their overall competitiveness. The entrepreneurial spirit and agility of our members helps drive innovation and diversity of products with specialised knowledge catering to the unique demands of our sectors. 

ADS groups include the ADS Defence SME Committee, representing the interests and issues of SMEs within the defence sector and communicating the important contribution they make to the sector. The ADS Prime & SME Community Group enables collaboration between all supplier size cohorts to improve capabilities to the benefit of the UKI aerospace, defence, security and space markets.