The Ballistic ToolKit , chaired by MS Instruments’ Managing Director, Paul Everington, was formed in 2006 to assist Small and Medium-sized UK businesses in the defence sector to maximise their export potential. The primary purpose was to network their skills and pool their resources to appeal to the wider and more demanding requirements of potential customers.

Starting out with no more than a dozen members, the BTK Group has grown to 40 companies within it, who have the skill to make the most sophisticated firing range in the most rugged terrain and yet make it fully functional and self-sufficient. They also provide training and specialist equipment for professional needs. This means that companies within the BTK can come together and provide flexible solutions that harness BTK’s skills to meet individual requirements without compromise.

To ensure maximum convenience for the customer, once the requirement has been clearly identified and the key team members selected the BTK works through one prime contractor within the group for any given contract, no matter how complex that contract is. The customer will have a single point of contact and a single contract for their BTK requirements.

The success and growth of the BTK, since its inception, has shown that small UK companies have the skill and marketing potential to have as great an impact, if not greater, than larger companies in the highly competitive world of defence sales.