Beca was honoured to be recognised as Naval Business of the Year at this year's Defence Connect 2022 Australian Defence Industry Awards.
Held at the National Convention Centre Canberra on Thursday 15 September, and hosted by Defence Connect in partnership with KBR for an audience of prominent Australian Defence Force and Defence industry figures, Beca won the Naval Business of the Year category.
In the words of Beca’s General Manager of Defence and National Security, Mick Richardson, “This award reflects years of hard work by many people since 2011, building our Defence and National Security Business to support Australia’s Maritime Capability. It builds on the ‘Estate and Infrastructure Business of the Year’ award we received in 2021 and demonstrates we are a ‘go to’ partner for the Australian Defence Organisation”.
Mick's words were echoed by David Barter, Beca Business Director – Defence & National Security who said, “This is appropriate recognition for the tangible benefits delivered to the RAN by Beca, from the early Rizzo Reform Fleet Regulatory Review Implementation Team effort through to our modern-day delivery and support of the assurance and compliance products. We will use this recognition to continue pushing the boundaries in terms of project delivery excellence and continuing to demonstrate a specialist maritime team".
Beca were also finalists this year in the following six categories:
- Consultancy of the Year
- Estate & Infrastructure Business of the Year
- Consultant of the Year - David Barter
- Engineer & Technician of the Year - Damian Johnson
- Marketing & Communications Professional of the Year - Cameron Menzies
- Rising Star of the Year - Zac Clinton
Major maritime projects Beca has delivered for the Royal Australian Navy as part of their 11-year partnership include: Development of the Fleet Command Management System in partnership with Coras Solutions and Abbot Risk Consulting, Program Management of the Navy Minor Capability Program in Navy Headquarters, ongoing support to Fleet Headquarters in the development and maintenance of Seaworthiness Materiel Assessments (SwMA), and implementation of the Sea Release Assurance Framework (SRAF).
This is complemented by Infrastructure and Engineering support to Shore Force over a five-year period, including the Critical Maritime Infrastructure Deep Dives and Seaworthiness Board support.
Beca also continues to support Maritime Programs in CASG such as the Future Frigate Project, Collins Class Submarine and Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) sustainment, the support to the Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment and Commercial Auxiliary (AORCA) System Program Office.
The Australian Defence Industry Awards were established in 2020 to reflect the comprehensive role the defence industry plays as a fundamental input into Australia’s strategic capability. The awards are open to all businesses operating in Australia that support the defence supply chain and have become a coveted accolade for organisations and professionals seeking to forge their role in the defence industry.
Beca extends a warm congratulations to all the other 2022 award winners and finalists!
More information about specialist Beca’s Defence and National Security capability can be viewed here.