Press Release
27th October 2020

Nexus Nine Employee Ownership Trust Scheme

The Board of Nexus Nine Ltd are pleased to announce the Nexus Nine Employee Ownership Scheme (EOS) and Company Pension.  Over time, the EOS will lead to Employee majority shareholding, rewarding their hard work and continued commitment, whilst attracting additional high-quality candidates into the business, to support the company’s ambitious plans.

Nexus Nine Chief Executive Officer, Lee Mansell;

I am delighted that the Board have endorsed my recommendations regarding the establishment of  Employee Ownership and Pension schemes.  Having recently joined this exciting business, and with a clear remit to both accelerate growth and build resilience, these measures will enable me to drive the company forwards built on the solid foundation of our most important asset – our dedicated and professional team.  I am grateful to the outgoing CEO, Mark Lupton, for agreeing to reduce his majority shareholding in the company thereby allowing staff to benefit from the Employee Ownership Scheme in the future”

Nexus Nine – A UK leader in independent Counter UAS test and evaluation, supporting both the civilian and military sectors with impartial robust, metricated test facilities and services. Nexus Nine is committed to the provision of industry-leading test services to the Counter UAS industry.

For more information contact:

Becky Walters – Office Manager
Becky@nexusnine.co.uk

Press Release
26th October 2020

Nexus Nine Enhanced CAA permissions

Nexus Nine Ltd is pleased to announce the granting of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) authorisations for conducting UAS operations, inlcuding:

  • Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS);
  • Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS);
  • Reduced Separation from third parties.

Nexus Nine is now able to operate a range of Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (SUAS) at increased height, reduced separation and at increased range for EVLOS flights under exemption from Articles 94(3) of the Air Navigation Order 2016 (ANO). In addition, authorisation for BVLOS operations has been granted, all under the provisions of Nexus Nine’s Operations Manual and supporting safety case.

As a result, Nexus Nine is now recruiting for outstanding UAS operators to join their expanding team.

Chief Technical Officer, Dick Downs;

“This is a superb achievement by our flying team – achieving our EVLOS and BLVOS authorisations greatly enhances Nexus Nine’s capabilities in delivering meaningful independent flight test and reinforces our ability to deliver industry-leading Red Team capabilities for all aspects of UAS and CUAS test and evaluation”.

Nexus Nine – A UK leader in independent Counter UAS test and evaluation, supporting both the civilian and military sectors with impartial robust, metricated test facilities and services. Nexus Nine is committed to the provision of industry-leading test services to the Counter UAS industry.

For more information contact:

Becky Walters – Office Manager
Becky@nexusnine.co.uk

Press Release
24th October 2020

Nexus Nine Board Changes

The Board of Nexus Nine Ltd are delighted to announce the appointment of Lee Mansell as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  Lee joins the Company after a distinguished career in the Royal Air Force as an Aerospace Battle Manager, and over a decade holding Executive roles in the Aerospace and Defence Industry, specialising in the provision of complex synthetic training solutions and the development and employment of both UAS and C-UAS capabilities.

Non-Executive Director for Strategy, Paul Kennard, welcomed Lee to the Nexus Nine family;

“Nexus Nine is excited that a candidate of Lee’s calibre is joining us at a pivotal time in the Company’s development.  He has exactly the background, skillset and domain knowledge, that Nexus Nine needs to further secure the Company’s position, and to deliver the intended and anticipated growth in the short to medium term.    We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mark Lupton, the outgoing CEO, for his leadership in this emerging industry, his unparalleled commitment in establishing and maturing Nexus Nine, and for guiding the Company through the unprecedented times faced by all of us due to the Global Pandemic.  We wish him the very best of luck for the future”.

Nexus Nine – A UK leader in independent Counter UAS test and evaluation, supporting both the civilian and military sectors with impartial, robust, metricated test facilities and services. Nexus Nine is committed to the provision of industry-leading test services to the Counter UAS industry.

For more information contact:

Paul “Foo” Kennard – Strategy Director
Foo@nexusnine.co.uk

Press Release
20th July 2020

Nexus Nine Board Expansion

The Board of Nexus Nine Ltd are delighted to announce the appointment of Alun Middlemiss and Dick Downs as Non-Executive Directors. Both Alun and Dick will be able to apply the wealth of knowledge and experience from their extensive and successful careers in both the military and civilian aerospace sectors.  Their appointment further strengthens Nexus Nine’s existing Test and Evaluation (T&E) capabilities and injects valuable market insight and senior management experience into the company to aid Nexus Nine’s continued expansion.

Non-Executive Director for Strategy, Paul Kennard, welcomed Alun and Dick to the Nexus Nine family;

“Nexus Nine is delighted to have secured the services of two such well respected and highly capable individuals. Having worked with them both across a broad portfolio of projects in the past, I am truly excited at the prospect of them deploying their renowned energy, intellect and passion to further enhance Nexus Nine’s existing market offering and customer base.”

Nexus Nine – A UK leader in independent Counter UAS test and evaluation, supporting both the civilian and military sectors with impartial, robust, metricated test facilities and services. Nexus Nine is committed to the provision of industry-leading test services to the Counter UAS industry.

For more information contact:

Paul “Foo” Kennard – Strategy Director
Foo@nexusnine.co.uk

Press Release
20th March 2020

Nexus Nine Response to COVID-19

Nexus Nine continues to closely monitor information concerning the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19); we want to ensure all our staff and customers are kept informed about the actions we have taken so far.

Dealing with the effects of Coronavirus is our number one priority. We are developing and implementing actions that will mitigate the challenges to our business from the spread of the virus.

We have examined our policies and processes and procedures and we believe they are all fit for purpose during this pandemic. As the situation evolves, we will update those policies as necessary, in line with advice provided by the UK Government, the NHS and Public Health England.

We are following NHS recommendations for cleanliness, including hand washing and we are reminding staff that that anyone suffering from the most common Coronavirus (Covid-19) symptoms, including a new continuous cough and/or a high temperature, however mild, should immediately self-isolate themselves for seven days. This will protect others in the community against infection.

Since UK Government advice was updated on 16 March 2020 for everyone in the UK to ‘stop non-essential contact with others’ and ‘stop all unnecessary travel’, only essential personnel are working at our premises. Those that can work from home are now doing so, with all non-essential visits to our sites cancelled. Where possible, we are looking to conduct business via virtual meetings or conference calls to reduce the risk of spreading infection.

Thanks to the resilience and professionalism of our staff at Nexus Nine, we will come through this challenging period – in the meantime, we thank our customers and suppliers for their patience, hard work and understanding.

Nexus Nine – A UK leader in independent Counter UAS test and evaluation, supporting both the civilian and military sectors with impartial, robust, metricated test facilities and services. Nexus Nine is committed to the provision of industry-leading test services to the Counter UAS industry.

For more information contact:

Becky Walters – Office Manager
Becky@nexusnine.co.uk