11 Apr 2024

UK Defence & Security Exports - Specialised Advice & Support for SMEs

If you are a UK business in the Defence & Security sector who is already exporting or looking to start exporting, the UKDSE Export Faculty is your first port of call.

Part of the broader Export Academy initiative from the Department for Business and Trade, the UKDSE Export Faculty is a free online resource for UK SMEs operating in the Defence, Security and Cyber Security sectors providing: 

  • Targeted, sector specific learning & development 

  • Invites to attend exclusive live webinars and physical events, including Meet the Buyers and UKDSE Industry days 

  • Access to a library of previous content and useful contacts page, including referrals and introductions to overseas contacts 

  • Tailored Export Opportunities & monthly newsletters 

  • Expressions of Interests to be a part of UK Government Trade Mission Cohorts 

  • Involvement in a community of like-minded SMEs 


All you need to do to register, is fill out a short registration form with your company details and export objectives, so we can target our support more effectively. 

Registration is processed via the registration form here

Once registered, you will become a UKDSE Export Faculty Member. This will give you access to password protected content on the Faculty, as well as invites to attend exclusive live webinars, submit Expressions of Interests in events and receive regular communications, including our Monthly Newsletters. You can unsubscribe at any time. 

For further information, please visit the Export Faculty website or if you have any questions, please contact: [email protected] 


Jeremy Wimble

Jeremy Wimble

Programme Manager, Defence, techUK

Jeremy is the programme manager responsible for the defence programme, which works to help the UK's defence technology sector align itself with the Ministry of Defence including Defence Digital.

Prior to joining techUK, from 2016-2024 Jeremy was International Security Programme Manager at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). In that role he coordinated the team’s research and impact activities for funders including the FCDO and US Department of Defense, as well as business development and strategy.

Jeremy has a MA in International Relations from the University of Birmingham and a BA (Hons) in Politics & Social Policy from Swansea University.

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Raya Tsolova

Programme Manager, techUK

Raya Tsolova is a Programme Manager at techUK. 

Prior to joining techUK, Raya worked in Business Development for an expert network firm within the institutional investment space. Before this Raya spent a year in industry working for a tech start-up in London as part of their Growth team which included the formation and development of a 'Let's Talk Tech' podcast and involvement in London Tech Week. 

Raya has a degree in Politics and International Relations (Bsc Hons) from the University of Bath where she focused primarily on national security and counter-terrorism policies, centreing research on female-led terrorism and specific approaches to justice there. 

Outside of work, Raya's interests include baking, spin classes and true-crime Netflix shows! 

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