UK’s Security and Resilience Industry Suppliers Community (RISC)

RISC is an inclusive alliance of trade associations, suppliers and other organisations that represent the UK’s security and resilience sector.

Established in 2007, RISC is the UK’s leading security industry alliance which serves as the principal channel of communication between the UK security and resilience industry, the Homeland Security Group (HSG) within the Home Office, and other government departments and agencies on security-related requirements and policy issues. RISC represents around 6,000 companies by virtue of the representative organisations which participate.

Following a successful tenure by Rob Crook of Raytheon Systems (UK), the Chairmanship of RISC is held, from January 2018, by Sir Kevin Tebbit (formerly the Director of GCHQ, Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, and currently Senior Vice President – Corporate Affairs at Smiths Group plc). RISC serves as conduit to the security sector, broadly defined. The alliance works with the Government to facilitate information sharing on opportunities and consultations, and also circulates calls and tenders of strategic importance.

RISC was founded by ADS, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) and techUK. Membership is open to other appropriate, representative bodies.