While contracts with Defence usually provide SMEs with more consistent contracts and therefore growth opportunities, it’s important to also spread services outside of Defence to ensure longevity in the field.
On this episode of Defence Connect Podcast, host Phil Tarrant is joined by Warren Levin, Sydney City Marine's director of commercial and defence, to delve into his role at the vessel maintenance and repair business, the complete range of services provided by the SME, and how he identifies and pursues new contracting opportunities.
Warren also shares the proportion of Defence-orientated work within the company, why he's so passionate about working with Defence, and his history in the Navy as a clearance diver.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 199: Working towards a fully sustainable AQS-24B – Gene Cumm, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Episode 198: Next generation tactical watercraft – Darren Schuback and Ryan Carmichael, The Whiskey Project
Episode 197: INSIGHT: Australia’s relationship with China – Andrew Hastie MP
Episode 196: PODCAST: The art of effective negotiation – Simon Kelland, Scotwork
Episode 195: PODCAST: ‘Until we have a reasonable parity, it’s not business as usual’ – Jennifer Wittwer
Episode 194: INSIGHT: National resilience – John Blackburn AO, Institute for Integrated Economic Research – Australia
Episode 193: PODCAST: The Useful Belief philosophy – Chris Helder
Episode 192: PODCAST: Transitioning from uniform into corporate life – Matthew Williams, Babcock Australia & New Zealand
Episode 191: PODCAST: Supporting Australian export strategies – Roland Stephens, Australian Trade and Investment Commission
Episode 189: PODCAST: Year in review – Steve Kuper, Defence Connect