Supply Chain Knowledge Transfer Zone Agenda

Agenda content and timings are subject to change.

10.55 - 11.15

Find out how the Defence Contracts International service (DCI) can help your business move to the next level in defence and public sector procurement. I will walk you through the various tools that can give you early notification of opportunities and provide insight on the incumbent suppliers… With the suite of tools available in DCI, you will see how you can increase your win rate whilst reducing your workload.

Scott Zonfrillo

Senior Business Development Manager


11.20 - 11.40

With social value becoming an increasing focus for UK government policy and the National Infrastructure Strategy outlining the billions of investment to support economic growth, there is a focus on Economic Social and Governance Reporting for a better and fairer UK on the other side of the pandemic. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 allow contracting authorities to incorporate social and environmental aspects in the tender evaluation process with a weighting of 10%. But, how do you measure the value of that change and the economic value of the work given to local businesses?

John Edwards

Social Value Practitioner


11.45 - 12.05
Nigel Strutt

Supply Chain Policy, Governance and Operations,

Lockheed Martin

12.10 - 12.30

Patrice Bendon - 

Customer Success Director - Dun & Bradstreet

12.35 - 12.55

AK has spent nearly 30 years in the Defence and Security Industry working with a diverse range of large and small businesses and various parts of the MOD. He joined Make UK as National Membership Director in 2018 from the Cabinet Office and was appointed to Make UK Defence in 2020.

 Presentation Title • UK Defence SMEs Influence and their Share of the Defence Budget.

Andrew will present the findings from Make UK Defence’s recent member survey, regional round tables and report.

This will highlight the challenges facing the UK Defence Supply chain today and in particular focus on the SME agenda in Defence.

Discover whether your business faces the same challenges as over 100 UK Defence Suppliers.

Andrew Kinniburgh

Director General

Make UK Defence

13.00 - 13.20

In this presentation, Bryan Cherry, Environmental Risk Survey Manager, and Richard Campbell, Head of Fuel Infrastructure Services, highlight the importance of establishing a baseline before setting out a strategy for carbon emission reduction. They will discuss how to establish a robust baseline and how best to set targets both within both the MoD estate and the wider supply chain. With the Office for National Statistics claiming that carbon emissions of the supply chain is 11% greater than the total emissions of the MoD, clearly your supply chain is an integral piece in the strategy.

Dan Ellis,Sustainability Manager , Adler and Allan &

Richard Campbell, Head of Fuel Infrastructure Services, Adler and Allan

13.25 - 13.45

David is the Business Development Manager at RC Fornax, having previously worked in Automotive and Aerospace industries David joined RC Fornax with a wealth of BD and sales experience. 

He has quickly developed excellent relationships with a number of the prime defence contractors. Not only is David an excellent salesman he brings a genuine honesty to the role.

Charismatic and likeable, David goes the extra mile at all times.

David Hogan, Business Development Manager, RC Fornax

13.50 - 14.10

Highlight and signpost MOD’s security requirements to businesses. This is a quick overview of different security requirements companies will need if they are to be part of the Defence Supply Chain. This presentation covers Personnel security, Physical and Infrastructure security, Foreign Ownership, Cyber security and Incident Reporting. MOD will maintain a Security stand throughout the event. Please talk to us for guidance and informal advice.


Phil Blunden, DCPP Communications Manager, MOD & 

Chris Baker, Industry Security Policy Lead, DE&S

14.15 - 14.35

Martin Lee

Programme Procurement Manager

Airbus Defence and Space

Martin Lee

Programme Procurement Manager

Airbus Defence and Space