The Defence & Security SME Council provides a forum for techUK's D&S SME members to engage with HMG stakeholders on issues specifically affecting SMEs.
The Defence & Security SME Council seeks to work with HMG to create a level playing field for all actors involved in defence and security by improving our SME members' understanding of how HMG policy and organisational changes will impact relevant markets. The Council also aims to promote a consolidated view in response to various HMG strategies, activities, and queries. techUK also provides a channel between this Council and the MOD's Defence Suppliers Forum (DSF) SME Forum, notes from the meetings of this forum can be found here.
Guest speakers from across MOD often attend the Council's meetings presenting on topics critical to the tech industry. Recent meetings of D&S SME Council have featured briefings from:
- Director Commercial, MOD
- Centre for Defence Enterprise
- Defence Science & Technology Laboratory
- Defence Suppliers Service
Jonathan Cunnison, RJD Technologies
How to Join the Defence & Security SME Council
For techUK members the council is free to join. To do so please contact Seema Patel.
Should you not be a member of techUK please review our Get Involved Page for further information on how to join and the benefits of being part of techUK.