Member success story:

BMD Group


Tony Hennessy

BMD Group

“We travel 17 million kilometres a year. Our fuel discounts add up”

This family business has grown into a construction empire – and loyalty has paid off in spades.

“You can come to us with a $50,000 civil project or a $1.5 billion underground tunnel connecting parts of a major capital city,” says Tony Hennessy, general manager of corporate services for BMD Group – Australia’s largest privately owned civil construction and urban land development business. Despite incredible growth – BMD has approximately $2 billion worth of jobs in the pipeline – the company is still a family business at heart. Founded in 1979 by Mick and Denise Power, the couple remain the sole shareholders and maintaining loyal business relationships is a top priority. “We’ve got third-generation excavating contractors that do 90 per cent of their work for BMD. We also have strong relationships with clients like Brisbane Airport Corporation – we’ve had rolling jobs with them for 15 years. And we have more than 100 members in our ‘20 Year Club’, where we reward and incentivise long-term staff.”


With a fleet of 1,300 vehicles and construction machinery operating across the country, BMD’s fuel costs impact the bottom line. “We needed a supplier to help us manage our fleet and get fuel wherever we need it, when we need it. That’s the key thing with bp – they have the best national footprint of service stations for our business.” As a Qantas Business Rewards member and BP Plus customer, BMD saves 3 cents per litre at more than 1,400 bp locations. “Our fleet travels about 330,000 kilometres a week – 17 million kilometres a year – so it certainly adds up. With BP Plus, we get a monthly invoice on a 21-day payment term and access to customised reporting.” This makes for simple accounting and provides data on fuel spend and mileage.

Photography By Paul A. Broben


When BMD teams aren’t on the roads, they’re in the sky, using Qantas Points earnt through BP Plus to fly crews and senior management to “the west coast and the east coast and everywhere in between”, says Hennessy. “In the first quarter of this financial year, we spent $665,000 in Qantas air travel across more than 1,600 flights. The ability to offset costs with points is a game changer.”



Finding suppliers who’ll go the extra mile is imperative. “We have a dedicated BP Plus account manager. The ability to ring someone who knows the fleet staff and the BMD business is critical. The support is seamless. It’s really important to have partners who can help us get around nationally and internationally as we look at growing our global footprint.”

Save up to 3 cents per litre on fuel with BP Plus

Plus, every time you use your BP Plus fuel card, you can earn up to 1 Qantas Point per litre and 1 Qantas Point for every $1 spent on eligible in-store purchases.1

Important Information

A business must be a Qantas Business Rewards Member to earn Qantas Points for the business. A one-off joining fee of $89.50 applies, is inclusive of any applicable GST and may be varied by Qantas from time to time, without notice, in its absolute discretion. Membership and Qantas Points for business are offered under the Qantas Business Rewards Terms and Conditions and earning thresholds apply.

1. 1 Qantas Point will be earned for every litre of Ultimate 98. 1 Qantas Point will be earned for every 2 litres of 91, 95, Diesel, and Ultimate Diesel. 1 Qantas Point will be earned per $1 spent on eligible in-store purchases. For a full list of eligible in-store purchases, please refer to the BP Plus Terms and Conditions. Qantas Points will be awarded to the eligible member’s QBR account 4 weeks after a BP Plus account has been paid. Qantas Points for BP Plus members are offered under, and subject to the BP Terms and Conditions. Any claims in relation to Qantas Points under this offer must be made directly to BP at

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