Winning the award was such a recognition of the great work that our staff had put in to fulfil a very important contract in the USA. As a small business on the Gold Coast, we delivered 32 helicopter simulators to the US Army, and I think that’s why we won the Small Business category.
Not long afterwards I went to a trade show in the USA and everybody had seen the news in my newsletter and my socials and was congratulating us on the award. Then we were invited to pitch to the US Air Force alongside some of the world’s biggest players and we won it – this small business from Queensland. Now we’re working to deliver 180 fixed-wing simulators to them.
Winning the award has been part of our exponential export growth. The credibility that it gave us was invaluable.
Chris Ryan, Managing Director