The term ‘vanguard’ literally means a group of people that lead the way in new developments with new ideas. And so, the name of our company represents everything we are – leaders and forward-thinkers.

This is our ethos and is something we believe in wholeheartedly. We are committed to facilitating our clients achieving their objectives, to overcome threat and deliver benefit by managing risks.

We are passionate about ensuring our clients reap the rewards of their investment. We are passionate about building safe futures, together.
To find out more about how we fulfil our corporate aim, take a look at the services we offer.

Service Victorious 

Vanguard Solutions was established in May 2000 just as Australia was in the grips of Olympic fever. Sydney was hosting the games and there was much excitement and anticipation about what was to come. This directly reflected the anticipation felt by our founders while planning the future of a new, independent, risk and safety engineering consultancy.

One of our founders joined the Olympic crowds to see the torch run and was hit with inspiration for the original company logo. The torch was leading the way, providing inspiration for the world. As the visual representation of the company, Vanguard’s founders wanted to create something equally as significant. Once they’d chosen the company name, they decided on a flame nestled into a strong V, surrounded by the five stars of the Southern Cross – one of the most iconic representations of the country of establishment.

A Growing Company

Today, our logo looks a bit different. As we’ve matured as a business over the last 20 years, our interests have expanded too. Based in Perth, Western Australia, our initial focus was the oil and gas market in the Asia Pacific region, with early work also in the Mining, Defence and Transport sectors. We quickly branched out into a broader range of environmental services and even provided the Environmental Management Plan for the World Rally Championship in Perth for the final three years of the event up to 2006.

Vanguard Today

Our reputation, our top-tier experience and our ability to exceed client expectations have helped us to continue operating through difficult times including the GFC in 2008, the oil price crash in 2014 and now Covid-19 as well as another oil price plunge. We are working hard to bring you, our clients, new services and products.

Remote working for all is the challenge of 2020, but video conference workshops has been part of our portfolio for many years. Vanguard have been conducting HAZOP, HAZID and other workshops by video conference for international projects for nearly 20 years. With our experience, we make video workshops no less effective than the traditional meeting room version.

We are also able to provide online courses on many topics in the technical safety, risk engineering and environmental risk management fields. These online courses can be tailored to individual requirements, including live video for interactive working.

The History of our logo

Our first logo

 

When the company was created on 2 May 2000, this was our original logo that we created. From here it evolved…

Vanguard Solutions was established just as Australia was in the grips of Olympic fever. Sydney was hosting the games and there was much excitement and anticipation about what was to come. This directly reflected the anticipation felt by our founders while planning the future of a new, independent, safety and risk consultancy.

One of our founders joined the Olympic crowds to see the torch run and was hit with inspiration for the new company’s logo. The torch was leading the way, providing inspiration for the world. As the visual representation of the company, Vanguard’s founders wanted to create something equally as significant.

Once they’d chosen the company name, they decided on a flame nestled into a strong V, surrounded by the five stars of the Southern Cross — one of the most iconic representations of the country of establishment.
Our slogan/tagline was “…Leading the way” and it is still one of our core philosophies.

Our second logo

In 2002 we adopted the V-Flame with the surrounding letters and the Southern Cross stars which was enhanced with 3d effects in 2004.

Looking closely at the Vanguard Solutions logo, it reflects many things. For example the circular motif of the text seal, perhaps even the inclusion of the Southern Cross, shows that Vanguard Solution’s practice, as well as our position in the market, as a continuum, a process of constant evaluation and re-evaluation. It acts as a constant reminder of the need to be constantly looking for new approaches and even more dynamic solutions.

Also from 2004, is our Vanguard Enviro Pty Ltd logo created when we created the Enviro company as a separate Environmental Risk Management company in 2004. In 2008, we had a change in direction and re-absorbed the Environmental business into Vanguard Solutions, so we stopped using the Van Enviro logo.

Our latest logo

In 2019, we upgraded our logo yet again, with a more modern look and feel, but still combining the a flame nestled into a strong V.

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