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Prime Requirements: What to look out for

Hosted by Defence Engage, we'll be joined by the technology, engineering and science Prime, Leidos, alongside Made in Britain bringing their expertise of the British manufacturing industry.

Join this informative panel discussion to unearth:

  • What Primes look for when searching and reviewing potential new suppliers 

  • The procurement opportunities for manufacturers with Leidos 

  • The benefits of being a licenced holder of the Made in Britain mark 

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Danielle Redwood


Danielle Redwood Defence Engage

Founder, Defence Engage

Danielle Redwood is the founder of Defence Engage, the marketplace network to connect the international supply chain for the defence, security and space sectors. Having experience in VIP programmes and marketing for a range of events and sectors, including DSEI in defence, she has been ideally placed to bring matchmaking of suppliers-to-decision makers to digital, bringing together a global community of SMEs and collaborators.  

Ilika Copeland


Ilika Copeland Made in Britain

Chief Operating Officer, Made in Britain

Ilika enjoyed a career in in commercial and retail manufacturing in construction before joining Made in Britain, which was preceded by leading the marketing and communications team at flagship UK venue, the NEC in Birmingham. 

The majority of Ilika’s career has been in London, managing sports and entertainment rights, production and stakeholder engagement at the BBC, Sony Pictures, and ITV Sport.

Edward Askew FCIPS (chartered), CMILTI

Edward Askew Leidos

Head of Procurement Policy, Governance & Development, Leidos

Edward is a procurement and supply chain specialist with over 20 years of experience gained at a senior level across a variety of sectors, including retail inventory management, retail supply chain, and public sector procurement both in the NHS and working with the UK Ministry of Defence at Leidos.