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 8 main sites across the UK employing over 8,000 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

Levelling Up Impact Report

Levelling Up Impact Report

This report reveals the findings of an independent analysis conducted by the Purpose Coalition to evaluate the levers for levelling up at Leonardo in the UK, identifying areas where the business is taking this contribution a step further.

Skills – developing our people

Leonardo employs over 8,000 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.

Skills – developing our people

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.

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.

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.

Leonardo's UK heritage – timeline

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.

Leonardo's Charter of Values provides the principles that guide the Group’s strategy and the daily activities of all those who work and collaborate with the Group itself. These values shape Leonardo’s way of doing business.

Contact details for our UK sites


Sigma House
Christopher Martin Road
SS14 3EL

Tel. +44 (0)1268 823400


430 Coldharbour Lane
Bristol Business Park
BS16 1EJ

Tel: +44 (0)117 9880033


Crewe Toll
2 Crewe Road North

Tel: +44 (0)131 332 2411


2 Alpha Court
Kingsley Road

Tel: +44 (0) 1522 814800


300 Capability Green

Tel. +44 (0)1582 886000


5th Floor
The Spark
Draymans Way
Newcastle Helix
Newcastle NE4 5DE

Email: newcastle-enquiries@leonardo.com


First Avenue
Millbrook Industrial Estate
SO15 0LG

Tel: +44 (0)2380 514100 


Lysander Road
Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2YB

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