The Minister of Defence Awards of Excellence to Industry
The Defence Industry Advisory Council (DIAC) established the Minister of Defence Awards of Excellence to Industry in 1998 to highlight and reward the contribution made by industry to Defence.
Previous winners have demonstrated the ability to: supply superior equipment or services; be innovative in design or implementation; provide excellence on an ongoing basis; utilise or develop wider markets; undertake technically advanced activities; and increase efficiency, effectiveness or economy for Defence.
The award is an engraved trophy which past winners have been able to use to good effect in their marketing efforts.
The presentation of the Minister of Defence Awards of Excellence to Industry takes place annually in Wellington at the Awards dinner, which concludes the New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) Defence Industry Forum.
The winners of the 2015 Minister of Defence Awards of Excellence to Industry were:
- Category A Award for the provision of excellent equipment: Tidd Ross Todd
- Category B Award for the provision of superior service: GHD
- Category C Award for the provision of outstanding commitment: McKay