Membership of the Greater Lincolnshire Defence and Security Network is open to traditional and non-traditional defence and security businesses, defence sector supply chain and research institutions. The Network aims to become recognised as a Regional Defence and Security Cluster.

The Network covers businesses located within, or linked to, the defence sector within Greater Lincolnshire (including Rutland).

Membership of the network provides members with:

  • Exclusive access to a programme of network event
  • Network access such as matching to Defence challenges, University academics and contractors
  • SME access to DASA and DSTL funding calls
  •  Commercialisation and export support
  • The opportunity to promote the activity of your organisation to local and national supply chains.

Membership services

  • Access to secure facilities/infrastructure and advice on facility accreditation
  • Support with the administration of personnel clearances
  • Access to local IT and cyber security services, advice and guidance 
Trade (import and export)
  • Regional and sector liaison and coordination with DIT
  • Mentoring, webinars, how-to-guides, experience-led support to export/import processes
ESG/Social Value
  • Webinars and workshops on meeting Government requirements
  • Boiler plate responses and exemplar action plans for bids
  • Pooling and sharing initiatives, i.e. electric cars, recycling schemes
  • Advice and guidance on accessing and monitoring Defence and Security commercial and contracting frameworks
  • Automated notification service for contract opportunities
Bidding/bid writing
  • Pooled upskilling courses for bid and proposal writing, e.g. Shipley
  • Shared lessons learned and expert practitioner workshops and webinars
  • Access to regional and sector specific Red Team services (under NDA) for major bids and proposals
  • Advice and guidance through mentoring and workshops on organisational and commercial governance
  • Potential for pooling of board advisors and NEDs 
MOD Employer Recognition Scheme
  • Focused liaison with RFCA and MOD Defence Relationship Management with shared network events
  • Experienced-based advice, mentoring and guidance with Armed Forces Covenant and progression through Employer Recognition Scheme

Cost of membership in 2022/23 is £200+VAT which will be reviewed annually.


To find out more about the network and governance please see About, or get in touch.