Fellowship Type, Industry Sector, Sector based Fellowships | August 2017

Carol Monaghan MP Visits QinetiQ at Farnborough

On Wednesday 23 August, Carol Monaghan, MP for Glasgow North West, visited QinetiQ’s corporate headquarters at Farnborough as part of her Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) Fellowship* exploring science, technology and innovation.

QinetiQ employ around 6000 staff who are dedicated to using the latest technologies to develop innovative solutions to tackle new challenges and threats to the security of the nations in which they operate. Carol’s visit allowed her to gain a first-hand insight into how QinetiQ uses innovation and technology in order to fulfil their customer’s needs.

During the visit, Carol received an introduction and overview of QinetiQ from senior executives where she found out about the markets and environments in which QinetiQ operates as well as the current threats and opportunities for UK National Security. Carol was then taken on a tour of the facilities where she learnt about the Research, Test and Evaluation process which QinetiQ uses in order to bring their innovative ideas to life.

Carol’s Fellowship has helped her to gain a better understanding of the benefits of science, technology and innovation within the UK. This was the first visit out of three which have been planned as part of Carol’s Fellowship.

Commenting on the Visit Carol Monaghan said:

“I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to QinetiQ in Farnborough today and I am extremely grateful to all the staff that made my visit possible and so enjoyable. It was fantastic to learn more about QinetiQ as a business and I relished the opportunity to see first-hand how QinetiQ uses the latest technology to create and develop its innovative ideas and solutions. I look forward to getting to know more about QinetiQ on future Fellowship visits.”

Ian Beresford, Group Director of Engineering and Operations at QinetiQ.

“I was delighted to be able to host Carol at Farnborough today. She is obviously extremely passionate about the use of science, technology and innovation in business and it was great to be able to show her what we do at QinetiQ and how our innovations are helping to boost the UK’s national security.”

ENDS.

Notes to Editors

*IPT Fellowships are educational, non-lobbying attachments for parliamentarians, providing a unique perspective of the challenges and issues facing UK industry. Fellowships can take place in a range of organisations, from FTSE 100 companies to SMEs and voluntary organisations.

About QinetiQ

Listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: QQ.L), QinetiQ is a leading science and engineering company operating primarily in the defence, security and aerospace markets. Our customers are predominantly government organisations including defence departments, as well as international customers in other targeted sectors.

Visit the website www.QinetiQ.com

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