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public sector aerospace and defence

The difference we make

We enable our clients to respond to new challenges in the defence domain, drawing on a powerful combination of experience working with the Armed Forces and defence agencies, other government departments, industry and non-defence sectors.  


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  • Delivering the Air Power ambitions of SDSR 2015: Time for a new focus on RAF innovationTo optimise its delivery of UK Air Power and meet the many challenges of SDSR 2015, the RAF must be willing to enhance its innovative capability and embrace new ways of thinking. 29/04/2016
  • The opportunity of BrexitIt is clear from our conversations with senior government and industry experts in the aerospace, defence and security (ADS) sector that the prolonged political and economic instability of Brexit will bring additional challenges to a sector that has already been tested by a long-term reduction in spending. 28/09/2016
  • Working together to deliver prosperity and securityFor the first time in a decade, the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) brings into focus the importance of global prosperity to national security, and the role that defence and security plays in bringing prosperity to the UK. 24/11/2015
  • Innovate or suffocate: UK defence and its response to a disruptive worldFor UK defence to realise the capabilities and operational advantage it needs in this dynamic environment, it needs to change how it invests in and promotes innovation. This means targeting investment on where government can make the greatest impact and linking across military, civilian and academic sectors to drive and exploit innovations. It also means changing how Defence asks for what it needs and plans for evolving rather than stable requirements. 06/03/2015
  • Driving change from within UK defenceThere are a number of myths that hold people back and, while there may be elements of truth underpinning these myths, accepting them in full constrains the thinking and confidence across Defence. The MOD must confront these myths to provide the driving force and momentum to exploit new freedoms and make the changes required. 18/02/2015
  • Maximising the value of commercial relationships through improved incentivisationEffective incentivisation is crucial to the delivery of the desired benefits of any commercial agreement. 05/11/2010

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What we can do for you

We work with our clients to anticipate the future, champion innovation and unlock new potential. We create exceptional results by bringing together a breadth of expertise and challenge conventional thinking when required.  Our approach is shaped by our detailed understanding of your business. We bring the right team to make the difference and create a lasting impact across the defence enterprise.

We can help you to:

  • develop defence strategy, working with government and industry to transform service and capability delivery and develop long-term strategic relationships
  • design sustainable workforce solutions to address critical personnel shortages  
  • provide long term strategic management to support the delivery of complex global programmes
  • drive value for money through performance improvement, cost reduction, restructuring and supply chain strategies
  • deliver critical commercial agreements whilst maintaining industry capabilities
  • develop fresh approaches to contract management as well as helping to build a clearer understanding of programme status and risk
  • deliver effective, coherent and affordable infrastructure solutions
  • promote innovation to sustain operational advantage and affordable defence outputs.


Client stories

Client story

How we’ll work with you

We’ll bring you expertise from across the defence sector and beyond. You’ll get a team of dedicated experts with detailed knowledge of the challenges you face. We adapt our support to fit your needs, whether you want big ideas on strategic issues or a clear focus on delivery.


Find out more about our work in defence and security.

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