• 1st Line Defence, having only been established in 2011, has already earned a reputation throughout the UK as one of the leading figures in unexploded ordnance risk mitigation and consultancy.

    From the inception of a project through to the preliminary construction stages, 1st Line Defence are there to support businesses every step of the way with a spectrum of comprehensive services to ensure the complete safety of our sites. Our expertise ranges from extensive desk top studies, researched and written by our in-house academics, through to ground investigations and surveys led by our dedicated team of highly qualified ex-military EOD specialists and consultants.

    1st Line Defence is built on a strong foundation of ethical values and practices, one of the many reasons why we have been chosen to support over 1,000 projects across the UK. We strive for excellence in every aspect of our work, and perform around the clock to provide our clients with fast and thorough solutions for all their business needs.


  • Blesma, The Limbless Veterans helps all serving and ex-Service men and women who have lost limbs, or lost the use of limbs or eyes, to rebuild their lives by providing rehabilitation activities and welfare support. Our programmes allow Members and their families to face the challenges ahead with renewed confidence and self-belief.

    We work tirelessly for our Members when the conflicts that have affected their lives are no longer a focal point in the nation’s media. Since 1932, we have been the only national Service charity that supports limbless veterans for the duration of their lives. Our Members range from the youngest amputee veterans to those who fought in WWII.

    www.blesma.org or find us on Facebook and Twitter

  • Institut Dr. Foerster was founded by Dr. Friedrich Foerster in 1948 and over the years has gone from strength to strength. Now directed by a third generation of the Foerster family, Mr Felix Foerster, the company has a network of agencies across 60 countries and 10 wholly owned subsidiaries across the world.

    Today, the company is known as an international, technological pioneer in the development and production of instruments for non-destructive testing of metallic material, for the determination of material properties of parts, or for the detection of metals. The company develops and realises solutions ranging from one instrument up to entire test sections for demanding operating conditions in close co-operation with its customers from the metal producing and metalworking industry, from the automotive supply industry, as well as the aerospace industry and the military.

    Since the company’s beginnings, Division DM has been developing, manufacturing, and selling magnetometers and metal detectors for environmental clean-up and geomagnetic surveys all over the world. Our customers are both civilian and military. Examples of civilian customers are UXO clearance companies and humanitarian de-mining organizations. These detectors form the cornerstone of FOERSTER and our knowledge today is based on the work of our founder, who was a pioneer in this sector.

    With Foersters philosophy of employing staff with excellent experience, commitment and motivation, Foerster worldwide believes that the technological challenges of the future can only be achieved by continuous collaboration with customers, suppliers and science.


  • MineTech International (MineTech) has been a leading operator in landmine clearance and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) since 1989. MineTech has successfully completed over 300 contracts in 46 countries, in some of the world’s most hazardous and remote environments including Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and South Sudan. MineTech’s services include Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), EOD Training, Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD), Counter IED (C-IED) Training and Explosive Detection Dogs (EDD)


  • Optima Group is a global provider of counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) and Search capabilities. We deliver bespoke, threat specific consultancy, trials and training services to governments, development agencies and multinational corporations.

    A wholly independent UK company, Optima Group safeguards lives, organisations and reputations by deploying bespoke solutions that meet the specific needs of our customers. IEDs are a contemporary threat affecting millions globally. It is for this reason that organisations, look to us to train their personnel in order to keep them and others safe.

    Optima Group is structured to support multiple, concurrent programmes globally. We have come to be the supplier of choice through our reputation for competency, excellence and integrity. Our personnel, all senior ex-military and police professionals, are peerless in terms of knowledge and experience, bringing unique skill sets to the most challenging situations in a time critical manner.


  • Saffron Hall is an award-winning, 730 seat performance space built in the grounds of Saffron Walden County High School. The hall’s much praised flexible acoustic and state of the art facilities surpass many of the world’s more established venues and since the hall opened in November 2013 its reputation has been growing. The £10 million venue is the result of a partnership between Saffron Walden County High School and the Yellow Car Charitable Trust and is believed to be the largest gift of its kind to a state school.

    Thanks to continuing support from Yellow Car Charitable Trust, Saffron Hall will offer audiences across the region an outstanding line-up of world-class artists and ensembles. Saffron Hall’s aims also extend well beyond the concert hall and relationships with artists are already developing with regard to education work.


  • Two Teas is an award-winning digital and print design agency built on the belief that establishing good relationships with our clients is key to understanding their business objectives and how we can work with them to produce effective communications that help them reach their goals.

    We are proud and honoured to be able to sponsor the BD75 celebrations and it’s fundraising objects throughout the year.


  • Walking With The Wounded was set up in 2010 to support all veterans with physical, mental or social injury back into work by gaining the skills and qualifications necessary to develop new careers outside the military, re-integrate into society and provide long-term security for themselves and their families.

    The charity’s primary focus is employment but its programmes also focus on key issues facing veterans such as homelessness, veterans in police custody and mental injury.

    In conjunction with individual fundraising events, Walking With The Wounded also promotes awareness of the charity, our wounded community and the challenges faced by all those living with disability by undertaking high-profile expeditions with wounded veterans and serving soldiers that are entirely funded by corporate sponsorship. In 2015 we are undertaking our next expedition, the Walk Of Britain, building on those to the North Pole (2011), Mount Everest (2012) and the South Pole (2013).