The Aerospace Growth Partnership, or The AGP, is a strategic partnership between government and industry, established to secure the future of the UK aerospace industry for the next 20 years and beyond.
The AGP has not only led to a step change in the relationship between Government and Industry, it has also encouraged UK companies to co-operate more closely in addressing problems that affect the sector as a whole.
The AGP was established in 2010 as a vehicle to tackle barriers to growth, boost exports and grow the number of high value jobs in the UK.
To do this the AGP is identifying the market failures that form barriers to growth and is developing initiatives to address these specific challenges.
The AGP’s work programme has secured the commitment of over 100 senior business leaders, including representatives of the regional trade associations.
The work is supported by resources from within the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) together with full time secondees from industry.
This is a major investment by industry and Government, reflecting the importance that both partners attach to this initiative.