Passionate employees
Years of experience
Sq. feet manufacturing facility

How does this translate into delivering services and solutions for you?

Here we intend to demonstrate just that and showcase our capabilities and track record in this demanding and dynamic market segment.

Headquartered in the UK, we specialise in the design, delivery, and implementation of a wide variety of mission critical and protective solutions. Established in 2009, and became part of the Enspire Group in 2014, along with Enspire Solutions, we field a multi-disciplinary team. Our world class professionals comprise the best brains in architecture, structures, engineering, supply chain management, manufacturing, construction, and project management and system level innovation. Our team of subject matter experts offer customers a confidential consultancy service to qualify and quantify risk whereas our in-house design and manufacturing facility can manufacture and implement turnkey solutions that ultimately solve the client's problem.

We have a dedicated team of professionals ready to help.

Our Success

A hallmark of our success is the value delivered to customers through our ability to deliver products, services and solutions with an understanding of the mission.

Our engagement at an early stage, by the unique team of experts we have built, incorporates an understanding of the customers’ considerations and limitations through the entire project scope. Our approach has helped clients to achieve cost savings, reductions in both schedule and technical risk and most importantly, enable the client to successfully achieve their objectives whether they be business or operational.


Meet our team

With our global HQ and R&D centre of excellence at Fareham, near Portsmouth, our group’s capability covers assignments in more than 40 countries.

Claire Hemmings

Claire Hemmings


A Board Level Executive with extensive knowledge in both corporate and small to medium businesses, working within the Defence, Security sectors. Acknowledged as a natural leader with excellent communication skills who can manage change effectively, both in growing and flexing businesses when required. Ability to engage and create strong lasting client relationships whilst maintaining a first-class operational capability.  A proven track record of on time delivery backed with 28 years’ experience in Supply Chain, Commercial, Operations and Programme Management. Previous client facing and contract management experience includes roles at BAE Systems and Thales, amongst other blue chip defence and security businesses. 

Simon Bradley

Simon Bradley

Director of Engineering

A professional, highly skilled and commercially astute Engineer and leader, with a proven track record of high profile management and engineering roles, including Governance, Product Design, Research and Development and Test and Evaluation. A proven track record of delivering elegant solutions with a strong technical and customer focus in Defence, Automotive, Aerospace and Maritime sectors. Managing governance and driving progressive change in processes, practices and behaviour. 

Neil Dixon

Neil Dixon

Key Account Manager

Neil joined Force Development Services in 2016 with a focus on generating new business with Police and Law Enforcements clients. He brings 30 years of front-line experience served with the Metropolitan Police Service during which 18 years were spent with SCO19’s Specialist Firearms Command. Having held a variety of operational and firearms instructor roles, he is able to bring significant value to our clients through his deep understanding of their mission objectives.  Neil has a passion for ensuring those who put themselves in harm’s way to protect us are equipped with the best possible capabilities.

Our story


Established in 2009 by former members of the UK Special Forces offering specialist tactical equipment and training.


Acquired by Enspire Solutions to augment their specialist blast and ballistics proposition and introduces a broader portfolio of products, specialist services and solutions.


The Metropolitan Police Service acquires our Armed Response Vehicle Tactical Intervention Shields (ARV TIS).


UK aviation security sector adopts our proprietary developed software analysis tools and our in-house subject matter expertise.


Recognition of firearms and explosives training rolled out in UK Airports.


Aviation sector implements our blast and ballistic mitigation measures.


Development of next generation Vehicle borne intervention systems commences (VBIS).


Enspire Group established (Force Development Services Limited, Enspire Solutions Limited and Plecos Technologies Limited).

Early 2021

Partnership with Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority established to develop specialist capabilities.

March 2021

Staffordshire Police becomes the 32nd UK Police force to adopt our ballistic shields.

April 2021

Delivery of our 40th Vehicle borne intervention system.