The DGP works to involve and engage with key stakeholders across government, academia, trade associations and all levels of the industrial value chain in the UK, to work together to deliver enhanced growth and prosperity for the UK.
600+ companies engaged
Through a series of workshops, questionnaires and regional roadshows, the DGP has engaged with over 600 companies, universities, partnerships and trade associations during the development of our implementation plan, to identify how the UK can continue to modernise and reshape the way we work to ensure the UK’s Defence Industry succeeds in the future.
Other Industry Growth Partnerships
There are a number of cross-cutting issues that sectors in the economy face such as supply chain capabilities and skills. We continue to engage with each other on shared issues, particularly with the Growth Partnerships in Aerospace, Cyber and Security where there are strong links.
The DGP is set to change the way the UK focusses an innovative solution, to defence needs globally. Fundamental to this will be the UK DSC. It will be a vital capability for success in the ambitious aims of the DGP.
“The DGP is set to change the way the UK focusses an innovative solution, to defence needs globally. Fundamental to this will be the UK DSC. It will be a vital capability for success in the ambitious aims of the DGP.”.
“Ensuring the UK’s workforce is equipped with the right skills is essential to delivering sustainable growth and prosperity. With an ever changing horizon, we need to keep track of the future demand for skills on a regular basis and to take steps to meet these needs”
“Strengthening our collective understanding of customers’ needs, and jointly prioritising our efforts toward meeting those needs, will bring significant benefits to the UK’s customers and enable us to sustain a world-class value chain capable of delivering cutting edge technology and services.”
Nigel Whitehead, Group MD Programmes & Support, BAE Systems
“The DGP is an essential element in ensuring the UK remains a leading player in the global air sector. Working in partnership within the strengthened UKTI DSO and UK DSC will ensure we maximise the potential of our existing systems and services and create a position of strength for the UK.”
“Cobham is a strong supporter of the DGP. The opportunity to develop winning market offerings, working in collaboration with other UK defence companies and the government, is not only attractive but potentially game-changing for our Industry”.
“The DGP is an important initiative and I welcome the real commitment from Industry to making it a success. Our Defence Industry has world leading capabilities. It not only supports our Armed Forces on operations, but creates jobs across the country and is a major exporter. I am determined that we should work in a genuine partnership with business to ensure that the UK continues to be an attractive home for defence investment.”
Sir Brian Burridge, Vice President, Finmeccanica UK
“The key to sustaining the UK’s world-class defence sector rests on our continued ability to create leading-edge technologies here in the UK that give our export customers the capabilities that they seek”
Steve Rowbotham, Chief Operating Officer, General Dynamics UK
“The DGP will deliver lasting growth within the defence sector, building upon the already strong relationships between industry and government. Our Partnership will help ensure the UK remains a world leader in delivering cutting-edge technology to customers globally, whilst providing nationwide economic benefits.”
“The DGP offers a great opportunity for UK industry and government to unify its efforts and capabilities towards the defence export market. Lockheed Martin is committed in its support to the partnership and looks forward the roll out of these initiatives.”
“In a challenging global environment the UK’s unique technological expertise, international reputation and excellent support from Government puts the Defence Sector in a strong position. The DGP implementation plan represents a significant step forward to build on our national strengths, improve our global competitiveness and set the conditions for export-led growth, underpinned by a successful UK Defence Industry.
Philip Dunne MP, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology
“The Ministry of Defence supports the Defence Growth Partnership in its vision for a strong, competitive and vibrant Defence Industry that provides our Armed Forces with battle-winning capability and stays at the forefront of the global market.”
“The Defence Growth Partnership continues to break new ground in fostering collaboration between companies and with Government to promote the best the UK can offer into the export market. QinetiQ is pleased to be part of the DGP, supporting this effort for the benefit of the UK Defence Industry and wider economy.”
Duncan Mackison, Managing Director Defence, Serco Central Government
“Serco is a fully committed member of the Defence Growth Partnership and will work collaboratively with UK Industry partners to bring support services advice, solution design, innovation and service excellence to UK export solutions.”
“Intelligent Systems have the potential to deliver a paradigm shift in operational capability for our global customers and we are launching DGP projects to shape new markets, positioning the UK to lead on a global scale.”
Richard Panaguian CBE, Head, UKTI Defence & Security Organisation
“The UK has a world class Defence Industry. The Defence Growth Partnership will take Industry and Government co-operation to a new level in order to sustain this. The UKTI Defence and Security Organisation is proud to be playing a leading role in enhancing the UK’s already strong position in Defence export markets.”