Philip Dunne, MP for Ludlow and Deputy Chair of the Defence Growth Partnership (DGP) took time out of his busy schedule and visited the UKDSC in Farnborough on 6th Dec, where he was hosted by Colin Paynter, UKDSC Non-Executive Chairman. Having previously been to the facility in his former role of Minister for Defence procurement, Mr Dunne was well placed to engage with the current organisation as well as taking time with the senior leadership team to review key initiatives. He also met several team members during his visit and received focused updates covering innovation, market intelligence, the shared information system and UK defence capabilities.
At the end of his visit Mr Dunne stated, “I was most impressed by the progress which has so demonstrably been made within the DSC since my last visit”. Mark Barclay, UKDSC CEO, went on to say, “we’re absolutely delighted to have hosted Philip and from our detailed discussions today it is clear the UKDSC has a role to play in supporting some of the recommendations outlined in his Defence Prosperity report”. Overall, it would appear Mr Dunne’s latest visit to the UKDSC was a successful undertaking, further underpinning the benefits of partnership and collaboration across the UK Defence community.