Leonardo in the UK

Leonardo is one of the UK's leading aerospace companies and one of biggest suppliers of defence and security equipment to the UK MoD.

Leonardo makes a significant contribution to the UK economy with revenues of £1.9bn, around 45% of which are in export.

The company operates from 7 main sites across the UK employing over 7,500 highly skilled people.

Driving Britain's Prosperity through Inspiration, Invention and Engineering

Leonardo’s UK operations contributed £1.9 billion to the economy annually, supporting over 26,000 British jobs. With our focus on high-value work, our employees are shown to be 80% more productive than the UK average.

Driving Britain's Prosperity through Inspiration, Invention and Engineering

Skills – developing our people

Skills – developing our people

Leonardo employs over 7,500 people across the UK, 67% of whom hold highly skilled positions. We are one of the UK’s largest employers of engineering apprentices and graduates, investing around £3.5 million on employee training and development annually, and actively support STEM curricula.

A Strong and Diverse Supply Chain

Maintaining Leonardo's healthy and productive relationships with all our suppliers is critical to our continued success. Our seven major sites across the UK each bring investment into the local economy and wider region through strong links with supply chain companies in the surrounding areas. We spend approximately £600m with over 2,100 companies in our UK supply chain annually.

Technology – Investing in the Future

Technology – Investing in the Future

Leonardo invests around £180m in the UK (around 10% of turnover) in Research and Development each year. This investment in innovation enables us to deliver some of the UK’s most advanced technology programmes such as the new generation radar for the RAF’s Typhoon combat aircraft, Infra-Red cameras and advanced helicopter capabilities.

Exports – contributing to the growth of the UK economy

Leonardo generates exports worth nearly £900 million to the UK economy annually. Growing exports from the UK is one of the pillars of Leonardo’s strategy. Our support to UK Armed Forces, who use our systems and platforms on operations, is a significant reference case for our many export customers.

Exports – contributing to the growth of the UK economy

Leonardo's UK heritage

Leonardo's UK heritage

Leonardo makes a significant contribution to the UK economy, as it has done since late the 19th century, through its various guises. Over this time, many companies have merged and been acquired, culminating in the establishment of Leonardo in the UK in January 2017.

Contact details for our UK sites

Basildon


Sigma House
Christopher Martin Road
Basildon
Essex
SS14 3EL

Tel. +44 (0)1268 823400

 

Bristol


430 Coldharbour Lane
Bristol Business Park
Bristol
BS16 1EJ

Tel: +44 (0)117 9880033

Edinburgh


Crewe Toll
2 Crewe Road North
Edinburgh
EH5 2XS

Tel: +44 (0)131 332 2411

Lincoln


2 Alpha Court
Kingsley Road
Lincoln
LN6 3TA

Tel: +44 (0) 1522 814800

Luton


300 Capability Green
Luton
Beds
LU1 3PG

Tel. +44 (0)1582 886000

Southampton


First Avenue
Millbrook Industrial Estate
Southampton
Hants
SO15 0LG

Tel: +44 (0)2380 514100 

Yeovil


Lysander Road
Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2YB

Tel: +44 (0)1935 475222
Fax: +44 (0)1935 702132