The 3CDSE Networking and Innovation dinner is hosted at the historic Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire at the foot of the Malvern Hills. We are pleased to welcome 2* Director Capability Joint Forces Command (JFC) as the Key Note speaker supported by the 1* Defence Science and Technology (DST) Portfolio Head and jHub, JFC’s Innovation centre.

You will have an opportunity to learn about MOD’s S&T Portfolio that works with industry and academia to address short, medium and long term needs for some of the most complex problem sets imaginable for use in the most extreme environments and circumstances. jHub will also showcase some of the innovations they have been working on.

To compliment the speeches and provide a unique networking opportunity, tables will be hosted by JFC Cap SP, DE&S Team Leaders and the Defence & Security Accelerator (DASA) Innovation partners.

Many of the hosts will also be represented at the 3CDSE Expo on 17th July if you wish to follow up with them.

Surrounded by a beautiful deer park, arboretum and lake, Eastnor Castle is the home of the Hervey-Bathurst family and boasts sumptuous, yet tranquil surroundings  Dinner attendees are limited to 130 to ensure excellent networking opportunities.

The full address for the castle is Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1RL. 
Eastnor Castle is easily accessed from junction 2 of the M50 and nearby M5 Junction 8 on the edge of The Cotswolds. Alternatively, use postcode HR8 1RL for SAT NAV. There will be free parking available on site. 
The closest train stations are Ledbury and Great Malvern which are both a short car journey away. For train times and updated schedules please see 
Please note that the main courtyard is gravel. There are 14 steps from this level into the main ground floor state rooms. We have an automatic wheelchair stair climber to carry visitors up these steps; to use this visitors must be able to transfer into our wheelchair which is connected to the stair climber. From there, access for all the main rooms on this floor is very easy. If you have any further queries about access please contact

For further accommodation options please visit the Three Counties Showground website for their local recommendations, which can be found here


Reception drinks and networking




Networking Drinks



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Eastnor Castle, Eastnor, Ledbury, HR8 1RN

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