In partnership with Rockingham Kwinana Chamber of Commerce, property and conjunction company St Hilliers shared some of the secrets of their success, providing local tradies with options to work with them on large government contracts.
More than 120 people were in attendance for the Industry Briefing Session, with the opportunity to work on key defence contracts proving to be a drawcard for local trade organisations.
“We were really pleased with the attendance at our event. We have been running these sessions across the country and this was certainly our most well attended to date,” said Andrew Baxter – Local Industry Manager at St Hilliers.
“The opportunity to forge alliances within the communities we work is essential to the projects under our control. There is a breadth of experience and impressive skill base in the region which will really add value to our projects.
“Defence contracts allow us to form relationships with the local trades and demonstrate the power that jobs like this can have on expanding a regional business. The evening also allowed us to show how multiple disciplines can work together to benefit each other, working in tandem.”
Tony Solin, CEO of the Rockingham Kwinana Chamber of Commerce said that the information provided in relation to compliance and the best course of action when contracts are provided, was essential information for those trades looking to work on Defence Australia contracts.
“Alerting those who enjoyed the session to some of the parameters around competing for that business and maintaining ongoing relationships with Defence clients was vital.
“St Hilliers also highlighted the opportunity to increase the number trainees and Indigenous subcontractors working across their projects.”