As our sectors continue to evolve, it is vital that ADS understands the unique priorities and challenges faced by our SME members and we continue to develop and enhance services and resources tailored to their needs. We actively engage with our SME members through our sector teams and membership colleagues, including a new SME Success Manager. 

We have a range of support available to members.

  • Access information on current trends, emerging technologies and regulatory changes that impact our sectors through the Business Development Centre. With these insights, we empower our SME members to make informed decisions to help pursue new revenue streams and build resilience. 
  • Unlock new connections and learn from industry leaders and peers with our comprehensive programme of events. From conferences to exhibitions, buyer events to information webinars, they offer a platform for the exchange of knowledge, the cultivation of partnerships and exploring new market opportunities that will fuel expansion.
  • Raise your capability to boost quality and delivery performance through our Supply Chain Solutions Framework. Improve your competitive performance, adopt digital technologies, access innovation funding and progress towards your sustainability goals. 
  • Benefit from ADS Rewards, a special member benefits scheme available to all employees, providing access to money-saving discounts and offers from popular fitness, leisure and lifestyle brands.

For further information on how we help SMEs please contact:

Adam Doyle
SME Success Manager

Special Interest Groups for 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.

We have two Special Interest Groups that focus on SME collaboration and insight.

The ADS Defence SME Committee, represents the interests and issues of SMEs within the defence sector and communicating the important contribution they make to the sector.

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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.

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