Hendry Group, Australia’s leading built-form advisory, was recognised by the Australian Financial Review during their annual awards presentation for Australia’s ‘Most Innovative Companies’ last night, ranking 53rd in the overall list.

The event is currently in its seventh year and regularly attracts more than one thousand entries from Australia’s most forward-thinking organisations.

The Australian Financial Review has awarded Hendry for the development of our digital Infinity platform launched in early 2017; designed to integrate data from virtual imaging technology, automated analytics software and auditing procedures to eliminate the risk of human error, increase operational efficiency and reporting accuracy, a first for the industry.

Hendry Group CEO Emma Hendry noted that the need for an integrated system had been identified through the company’s advisory to clients.

“In our research, we found that existing auditing tools required data to be manually collected and processed by third parties to deliver information to clients. This process is inefficient and has a greater risk of human error.”

She said.

Standard industry practice is currently limiting the scope of data captured and the ability to report & utilise this information immediately and interactively.

“We’re now able to automatically verify the quality of our data and deliver it to clients on-demand and in real time.” Ms. Hendry noted.

“Reporting from the industry has failed to meet client expectations. Digitisation is a key priority to ensure that we can advance solutions available to our clients.”

“Our Infinity business intelligence tool also allows for collaboration for our clients, their contractors and third-party stakeholders. By using integrated API’s and data analytics, our built-environment can be managed more efficiently, therefore our platform extends the value beyond our clients, to benefit the entire built-form ecosystem.”

Supported by our integration of the latest in technology such as Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) and enhanced by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) capabilities, Infinity is continually evolving to further enhance our clients operations.

This award follows international recognition of the Hendry Group’s innovative stance on the role and application of data driven technologies underpinning traditional advisory and client services.

Notably, CEO Emma Hendry was part of an Australian delegation alongside Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, for The Australian/UK Leadership forum, a bilateral conference between Australian and British governments.

“Our dedicated team have worked closely with our expansive client base to develop a tool that meets their business requirements now and into the future. I am proud for Hendry to be recognised by the AFR alongside esteemed organisations pushing industry forward in Australia to be innovation leaders in the global sphere.”