The UK spends more than £6.5 billion on defence equipment and support each year procuring everything from submarines to socks, which means there are opportunities in the sector for almost all types of manufacturers in the UK. With contribution to national prosperity now a measure by which those in charge of the UK’s defence budget are measured, it is in everyone’s interest to source new and innovative suppliers in the UK to deliver better kit, at better value, for our Armed Forces. Make UK and NDI are working to make this happen. At the recent MAKE UK National Manufacturing Conference, Jaltek’s Stephen Blythe, was part of a panel of industry representatives discussing; ‘How to win business in defence’.
Commenting on the event Stephen said, ‘I was privileged to be a part of the MAKE UK and NDI conference and in particular to be a part of the panel. It was a hugely inspirational event packed full of information, thoughtful conversation and many notorious key note speakers. We would like to thank everyone involved in making it such a great day and look forward to the next one!'
Jaltek are committed to supporting MAKE UK and NDI in their work to align business and Defence.