SKM scores private business award

Sinclair Knight Merz has been named the 2009 winner of the Business Review Weekly Private Business of the Year award.

Global engineering and project delivery company Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) has won the 2009 Business Review Weekly (BRW) Private Business of the Year award.

The category featured businesses with an annual turnover of more than $100 million.

Accepting the award, SKM chairman Peter Scott said the company’s success has far exceeded its original expectations.

“In 1964, Bruce Sinclair and Jack Knight had a vision of creating a large business that would one day employ 35 people,” he said.

“SKM now employs more than 6,500 people across seven continents to help shape some of the world’s most important infrastructure projects.”

Other finalists in the Private Business of the Year category included Ronstan International, SMEC, TNA Australia and mine software company Micromine.

According to Scott, SKM plans to become a top 10 global design and delivery company.

“The challenge for a firm like ours is to remain relevant in a global sense and that means having world-leading skills in line with our common purpose, to deliver a positive and enduring impact on the world,” he said.

Launched in 2008, the BRW awards are designed to recognise the achievements of private businesses throughout Australia.

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