For immediate release
TORONTO – August 27, 2020
Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is thrilled to announce that Babcock Canada has joined our Corporate Member community. As a leading provider of complex engineering services, Babcock Canada provides vital services, technology and support solutions for assets of national importance in defence. emergency services and civil nuclear domains.
Babcock Canada buys a wide range of goods and services, requiring high performing suppliers across their supply chain in order to provide cost efficiency and responsibility to their customers. WBE Canada’s community of certified women-owned businesses is ready to respond to these unique and exciting opportunities that Babcock Canada brings to the organization as our latest corporate member and partner.
“Women owned businesses are underrepresented in supply chains. Large organizations can make a big impact through their purchasing if they start being more intentional about how they buy,” said Silvia Pencak, President, WBE Canada. “Babcock Canada is WBE Canada’s first Corporate Member in the defence sector and we are excited to see them lead the way in supporting Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) through their procurement opportunities. We look forward to working closely with them to help them develop their supplier diversity program and engage more Canadian women-owned businesses in their supply chain.”
WBE Canada continues to work tirelessly on growing the numbers and capacity of Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) – in the past 2 years the pool of WBE suppliers expanded by 40% and the numbers continue growing. With more women suppliers, there is a need for more corporations and governments to create opportunities for these businesses to ensure the economic stimulus of Canada.
“Babcock is very pleased to be joining WBE Canada as their first corporate member from Canada’s defence sector,” said Mike Whalley, President of Babcock Canada. “We are committed to promoting diversity throughout our supply chain and look forward to working with WBE Canada to promote opportunities for women-owned businesses.”
About Babcock Canada
In the Marine sector, in Canada and around the world, our teams safely and efficiently support complex and critical assets on a large scale. We ensure our customers benefit from increased asset availability, improved efficiency and significantly reduced operating costs.
Our Canadian team is proud to be trusted to deliver key naval in-service support for the Royal Canadian Navy. Since 2008, we have been providing platform design, integration, configuration, management services, and maintenance and waterfront support, ensuring complete lifecycle engineering support for Canada’s fleet of Victoria Class submarines.
In the Aviation sector, we ensure that the aircrew trainees of our partner nations receive the world’s best flying training. We have over 1,300 pilots within Babcock, and work with air forces, navies and armies throughout Europe to deliver world-class technical instruction across multiple locations and aircraft types. Our expertise in each and all the associated support elements ensures the training programme is working as one.
We also deliver vital aerial emergency services around the world. Whether it is fighting forest fires in Portugal, Italy or Canada, or operating emergency fleets of medical helicopters for the Italian or Norwegian governments, Babcock is an essential partner in complex and critical operations around the world.
About WBE Canada
Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is a Canadian non-profit organization with its goal being to bring corporate and government buyers and Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) together. WBE Canada certifies majority-owned, managed, and controlled women’s businesses. They provide a range of programs and services to assist WBEs in better accessing business opportunities with major corporations. This includes training and education, through annual conferences, workshops and webinars, and mentoring programs and networking events with like-minded businesswomen and corporate members. WBE Canada also provides its corporate members with forums, tools and techniques to broaden and strengthen their goals.
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