Author: Andrew Perry

Best Practices For Managing International Defence Contracts in the UK

Managing international defence contracts in the United Kingdom has become increasingly complex against the backdrop of ongoing geopolitical tension on European soil, and further widespread instability in many parts of the world.  These developments, in a post-Brexit economy, have reaffirmed the importance of national security, and the ability of the

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The role of innovation in driving growth and competitiveness in the UK defence industry

By championing collaboration, advocating for innovation-friendly policies, and celebrating transformative achievements, we seek to propel the industry forward and maintain the UK’s position as a trailblazer in defence technology and strategic leadership. Defence innovation is at the core of the United Kingdom’s strategic development efforts to build a more secure,

Best Practices for Managing Intellectual Property in the UK Defence Sector

Discover the best practices for effectively managing Intellectual Property in the UK defence sector. This article offers insights, strategies, and expert guidance to ensure resilience and security within defence procurement. In a highly competitive global economy, effective management of Intellectual Property (IP) and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in the United

What do MOD Net Zero Targets Mean for Defence Suppliers?

Achieving net zero carbon emissions is essential to fighting climate change. Countries around the world have come together to establish regulations that are designed to reduce carbon emissions. However, it’s important to implement changes throughout the defence sector as well. These changes will help encourage companies to adopt a more sustainable business

How the Ukraine War Affects the UK Defence Industry and Supply Chains

The war in Ukraine has far-reaching consequences that extend beyond its borders. One area significantly affected is the defence industry, which plays a crucial role in the United Kingdom’s national security and economic stability. Its impact on the UK defence industry and its intricate supply chain management is a topic

U.K. Defence Contracts & Pollution: What You Need to Know

Did you know that the defence sector is one of the world’s biggest polluters?  Unfortunately, the defence sector has a reputation for being a mega polluter. But this doesn’t have to be the case. There are plenty of ways for defence businesses to alter their environmental outlook and become more

Defence Sector Opportunities: Government Contracts and Defence Systems

The defence sector has been growing rapidly in both money and government contracts. If you’re looking for government contracts, the defence sector is a great place to start your search. In this article, we explore the defence sector within the United Kingdom and detail some of the biggest government contracts in

How the UK Ministry of Defence Depends on the Construction Sector

The UK Ministry of Defence is one of the largest landowners in the country, managing 344,200 hectares of land in the UK. This land encompasses everything that is needed to train and house the military and the training of the armed forces. The proper infrastructure is critical to the smooth running of the

Why Aerospace Is So Rife With Opportunities?

If you are interested in going into the aerospace industry, you are not the only one. One estimate suggests the UK will need an additional 1.8 million engineers and technicians by 2025, including aerospace engineers to fill the many tens of thousands of vacancies in the UK aerospace industry. Because of the

Is the Defence Sector A Hotbed for Ethical Value?

Ethical value in the defence sector has been a topic of concern for many years. Critics argue that the need for confidentiality within defence limits impartiality and can lead to unethical decisions. But is this the case? We want to look closely at how ethical considerations matter within the UK’s defence sector.

UK Humanitarian Aid: How Cuts in Funding to Foreign Aid Affect Businesses

In 2020, the UK government spent 14.4 billion pounds ($20 billion) on overseas aid. However, a recent decision to cut this amount by four billion pounds has sent shockwaves around the world. International organisations have condemned the decision, saying it will lead to many deaths, disability, and hunger. The decision was

What is Being Bought in The Defence Marketplace in 2022

DCI has recently released its first GovSpend report examining the spending trends from the first quarter of 2022. GovSpend is the only report in the UK that provides in-depth analysis of defence spend and trends together with insights into the defence marketplace. What does the DCI GovSpend report say about

Counter Terrorism Procurement in the UK: What You Need to Know

All around the world, the face of terrorism is changing. In 2021, acts of religious terrorism declined by 82%. Meanwhile, politically motivated terrorism now accounts for five times as many terror attacks. As the global political landscape shifts, governments need to adapt to defend against the ongoing terror threat. But recent uncertainty has created new challenges

This Is How Material Inflation Will Impact the Defence Sector

Analysts expect the cost of raw materials in the UK to more than triple in 2022 following on from it reaching a 40-year high in 2021. Inflation is affecting businesses across all sectors of the economy. Construction may be one of the first that comes to mind, but even the defence sector

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