ADS is the premier UK trade association advancing the UK's aerospace, defence, security and space industries. ADS has over 1,100 member companies across all four sectors, with over 1,000 of these companies identified as Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs).
ADS is focused on supporting and representing the interests of these valuable wealth producing industries in the UK and overseas to key stakeholders, government and the media.
Farnborough International Limited, which runs the Farnborough International Airshow is a wholly owned subsidiary.
Reasons to join ADS
Our members are at the centre of our organisation and work. Membership extends to all individuals employed within your business, which means every employee can access relevant information and make user of our services.
Be represented through one influential voice - our team represents your priorities across industry and Government to identify and influence the issues and polices that matter to our industries, plus regional support from our London, Farnborough, Belfast, Edinburgh and Toulouse offices
Access our tailored events programme - everything from trade shows and UK pavilions to physical and virtual networking events, specialist briefings to free and discounted events, plus access to Security & Policing and Farnborough International Airshow
Take advantage of our expertise and knowledge - get access to a host of industry initiatives, weekly e-bulletins, specialist online COVID-19 and Brexit information Hubs funding opportunities, exporting advice and niche in-house expertise, including over 40 Special Interest Groups
Get business development and networking support - a dedicated online Members Area with search functionality across our membership, Business Development team, online Business Development Centre, meet the primes programmes and the latest sales and tender opportunities sent straight to your inbox
Increase your brand's exposure - get valuable exposure via our stakeholder networks, promotions at our busy London premises and digital PR & Marketing channels.