Future Frigate Campaign Team, UK and Australia
Department for International Trade |
This nomination is for the cross-Whitehall team that campaigned successfully for BAE Systems to win the Australian Future Frigate Contract, worth £20billion. This team included many individuals from DSO (DIT), MOD, FCO and Cabinet Office, as well as key players within BAES in the UK and Australia.
The Future Frigate team worked together in an innovative and collaborative way, breaking down barriers between departments and with industry. This contract, to design and build nine new frigates in Australia, is one of the biggest in the world and the second largest in Australia's history. Success, announced in June 2018, came against strong Spanish and Italian competition, and was a boost for 'Global Britain'. It secured BAES as Australia's ship-building partner for the next 40 years; and is a big step forward in the UK-Australia strategic relationship.