ADS – UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space organisation

ADS is the premier trade organisation for the UK’s aerospace, defence, security, and space industries. The association represents over 1,200 companies across the UK, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and large multinational corporations. ADS works in collaboration with the UK MoD, the Home Office, the FCDO, DIT, UK Defence and Security Exports and the Security Services, helping member companies to grow and export.

Exensor has had a long-standing association with ADS for more than a decade, and is part of the following working groups:

ADS provides specialist support for Export controls such as ITAR and UK Export compliance, as well as enabling Exensor to network with suppliers and partners within the UK Aerospace and Defence Industry. The company also attends events sponsored or hosted by ADS with customers and exhibitions for trade shows/forums, and direct “fireside chats” with key UK or international customers.

In addition, ADS works closely with its counterparts in other countries, as well as with international organisations such as NATO and the EDA, to support the development of joint capabilities.

RUSI – Royal United Services Institute

The RUSI Is the world’s oldest and the UK’s Leading Defence and Security think tank. Their mission is to inform, influence and enhance public debate to help build a safer and more stable world.

Exensor has now been a proud member of the RUSI for the past 5 years, which offers opportunities for the company to network with the highest levels of the Defence sector in the UK and provides insights into the strategic thinking of Defence on a global scale with the interest of the UK security at its heart.

Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Gathering the most influential figures from across the UK, the Leaders Council covers the entire geo-political sphere of the UK. Celebrating the hard work, the achievements and the risks taken by its members, it puts leadership in the spotlight and seeks to inspire the next generation.

Exensor’s UK Managing Director Phil Ashworth has been a member of the Leaders Council for 3 years. This provides numerous benefits for the company:

  • Access to key public government personnel
  • Participation to high-profile leadership events across the UK – not only limited to Defence.
  • Insights on political thinking and upcoming major political activity through news articles
  • Access to the top leadership ecosystem within the UK

Undoubtedly, these organisations play a crucial role in the UK Defence and Security industry, as they serve as a collective voice for businesses and provide them with a range of benefits that could not be obtained alone. By bringing together its members, these organizations also help to create a sense of community and promote a culture of cooperation and mutual support.

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