News & Events-Making a real difference, Frazer-Nash looks back at 2016


Frazer-Nash is a leading systems and engineering technology company. In 2016, our people made a real difference and helped to add value to projects across a diverse spectrum of industry sectors.

We're renowned for our work in the aerospace, transport, nuclear, marine, resources, defence, power and energy sectors and our security, resilience, cyber and information technology expertise.

Frazer-Nash continues to grow, and as we look forward to helping our clients meet their greatest challenges in 2017 and beyond, we take a look back at some our 2016 news:

Our Australian business goes from strength to strength

With 30 per cent growth for Frazer-Nash in Australia over the last financial year and a sustained period of growth for more than five years, the company continued to invest in its Australian team.

We relocated our Melbourne office to larger premises, and made a number of key appointments: Greg Walters joined as Technical Manager Safety and Asset Performance; Marc Lyell joined to head up our Energy and Resources team; and John Viskic joined us as Maritime Business Manager.

Two Australian university students, Deepika Phadke and Mitchell Colak secured summer internships against stiff competition, following a tough assessment centre that included demanding group exercises and individual interviews.

Chris Baker, Rail Business Manager at our Adelaide office, led a pre-conference workshop and presented a paper at July's Rail Infrastructure Asset Management conference in Sydney.

Under the Presidency of Dr Quoc Do, a senior consultant from our Adelaide office, the Systems Engineering Society of Australia (SESA) was awarded the International Council on Systems Engineering's (INCOSE) Gold Circle Chapter award.

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Frazer-Nash studied how cyber security could integrate into rail safety

Frazer-Nash was appointed by the Department of Transport's (DfT) Rail Group to deliver a programme that will examine how security requirements might be integrated into the rail industry's safety management regime.

Frazer-Nash took an ART-y approach to Cyber Security

Our consultant, Tim Arridge, presented Frazer-Nash's 'ART' approach to cyber threats at the Future of Cyber Security Conference.

Frazer-Nash sponsored The IET Innovation Awards 2016

As part of our commitment to innovation and technology, Frazer-Nash sponsored the Cyber Security category of the IET Innovation Awards 2016. 

Frazer-Nash supported the Digital Railway

Frazer-Nash was appointed by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to support its work on Network Rail's Digital Railway programme.

Future Power System Architecture project published report

The Future Power System Architecture (FPSA) project was established to consider how best to address the challenges facing Great Britain's power networks as the electricity system undergoes a period of transformative change.

Frazer-Nash added Human Factors expertise to CHARM ATMS

Frazer-Nash was appointed by Highways England to support the CHARM Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) programme.

Success for Frazer-Nash's professional development scheme

Employees celebrated, after five of the industry's top professional institutions recommended the company's Professional Development Programmes.

Supporting Storm Shadow

In January, we reported on Frazer-Nash's ongoing management of Storm Shadow's Safety and Environmental case and independent safety advice in support of integration onto the Typhoon.

Train Zero featured in Eureka

Frazer-Nash Consultancy's work on Bombardier's Train Zero project was featured in Eureka, the engineering design website. Frazer-Nash's Colin outlines the benefits of the facility to the rolling stock design process, and some of the challenges that had to be overcome in its creation.

Train Zero paper: National Instruments Engineering Impact Award

A paper authored by Senior Consultant, Colin Freeman, explained how model based design techniques were used on Train Zero to optimise everything from requirements capture and validation, through design and on to validation and verification testing, at a sub-system and system level.

QEC life raft shielding gained recognition from BAE and Thales

Frazer-Nash's work on the Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) carriers for the development and testing of shielding, which will protect vital life rafts from jet blasts, was rewarded with a Chairman's Award Business Leader prize from BAE, and a Customer Trust Award from Thales.

Frazer-Nash's Alex Cross supported the Royal Navy's Engineer Reserve Branch

Lieutenant Commander Alex Cross RNR, a former regular member of the armed forces, who joined Frazer-Nash's Glasgow office in 2015 helped to promote the Royal Navy's Engineer Reserve Branch.

Drone collision was discussed at the UAS Conference

Frazer-Nash aerospace experts, Dr Graeme Anderson and Andrew Chadwick discussed how modelling can help identify the risk of collision between drones and commercial aircraft.

Frazer-Nash led team received Scientific Achievement Award

The Frazer-Nash led working group tasked with studying the Application of Integrated Munitions Health Management on behalf of NATO's Science and Technology Organisation (STO), received the STO 2016 Scientific Achievement Award.

Tom's rescue boat expertise delivered life-saving support

Frazer-Nash Senior Consultant, Tom Coe, gave naval architecture lectures and on-water instruction to volunteer rescue boat crew as part of the Atlantic Pacific International Rescue Boat project at UWC Atlantic College.

Frazer-Nash scooped the IET's Innovation in Safety Award

In recognition of our work to help solve the challenge of the SS Richard Montgomery, Frazer-Nash was awarded The Institution of Engineering and Technology's Innovation in Safety Award.

Frazer-Nash supported Collaborate to Innovate

Frazer-Nash supported Collaborate to Innovate (C2i) - a brand new awards competition organised by The Engineer magazine.

Department for Transport Rail Executive published cyber guide

The Department of Transport's (DfT) Rail Executive has published its latest Code of Practice, 'Cyber Security Informed Safety Cases for the Rail Industry'.

Frazer-Nash opened Basingstoke office

As part of our plan for growth, we opened our Basingstoke office.

Framework success for Frazer-Nash as NDA seeks innovative solutions

Frazer-Nash Consultancy was awarded a place on three Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) research and development framework contracts, as the public body seeks innovative solutions to technical challenges.

Frazer-Nash delivered telemetry systems for EDF Energy reactors

With support from Frazer-Nash, EDF Energy started the roll-out of a new fleet wide nuclear plant telemetry system.

Frazer-Nash awarded place on National Grid Grain LNG framework

We were awarded a place on the Design and Engineering Technical Services framework agreement for National Grid's Grain LNG importation terminal.

Frazer-Nash joined celebrations as HMS Artful commissioned

Representatives from Frazer-Nash joined Royal Navy officers and ship's company at the official commissioning ceremony for HMS Artful.