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The Defence and Protection Industry

The Sector

Total UK Central and Local Government expenditure on defence in 2009 is £42.1 billion, with an additional £33.6 billion spent on protection, ie police, fire, prisons and public order services.

This UK defence and security industry employs about 300,000 people in 9,000 companies and generates sales of £35 billion per year, including £5 billion in exports. In addition the private protection industry is worth in excess of £6 billion and employs over 100,000 people.

Crime, national security and the threat of terrorism, whether perceived or real, affect all aspects of life in the UK and abroad. The Home Office’s counter-terrorism strategy (CONTEST) reflects intelligence opinion that the biggest threat to the UK comes from al–Qaeda–linked groups, and takes into account recent attacks on hotels. In addressing the threat from terrorism, 60,000 people are being trained to respond to a terrorist threat, in everywhere from shopping centres to hotels.

Our Experience

The 3Spheres UK team have personal experience of working within MoD organisations and carrying out research with the armed forces and protection and security services both in the UK and abroad. We also have access to security specialists who can advise on specific security systems and measures.

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