ADS publishes 2015 election manifesto

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology Philip Dunne MPInvestment in the UK’s globally competitive aerospace, defence, security and space sectors is key to national future growth, industry trade organisation ADS Group has said in its 2015 manifesto.

The document, Invest in Growth, urges the next Government to ensure they help set cross-government priorities, work with industry on the forthcoming Strategic Defence and Security Review, double funding in industrial innovation by 2020 and support SMEs.

Paul Everitt, Chief Executive of ADS Group, said: “The UK’s aerospace, defence, security and space sectors offer exciting growth opportunities. These globally competitive sectors are vital to our future as a high-tech, high-skill and high-wage economy. Investment is key to the UK’s long-term success.

“Our members want the UK to invest in innovation, skills and supply chains now so that we have the technology, people and capacity to take advantage of fast-growing global markets in the future.”