Are you an SME that wants to break into the defence industry or is looking for new opportunities in the sector?
Defence is a multi-billion-dollar industry and SMEs provide more than half of the sector’s employees. There are many opportunities for regional manufacturers and providers of goods and services to participate, however many firms don’t know how to meet defence industry requirements or build the business relationships that will help them win contracts.
Hunter Defence can help SMEs gain an understanding of the compliance requirements and procurement processes specific to the defence industry so they can position their firm to be a defence supplier. We can provide the knowledge SMEs need to develop successful business and selling strategies within the defence sector, as well as help firms to connect with contractors, fellow suppliers and industry experts and can alert them to contract opportunities and avenues for government assistance.
Our aim is to help SMEs progress from being ‘Defence Interested’ to 'Defence Ready’ – with potential to become an Advanced Defence SME or an industry Supplier of Choice.
Hunter Defence and AIDN NSW (the Australian Industry & Defence Network – NSW Incorporated), are running a Defence Readiness Seminar series designed to educate, prepare, grow and mature NSW businesses who are either active in, or considering, Defence as a business opportunity.
The Defence Readiness Seminar Series is designed to assist SMEs to:
- develop sustainable organisational capabilities and competencies to meet Australian and International Defence Prime Contractor requirements;
- overcome identified weaknesses or shortfalls in their capabilities, competencies; or
- when they must meet specific Defence tender requirements that require a credible response.