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We are a Brisbane-based boutique business consultancy with a passion for improving your business performance through practical procurement initiatives and targeted cost optimisation opportunities.

August Consulting believes that increasingly complex business challenges demand the deployment of key people with deeper expertise to influence change and enable a more robust outcome delivery focus.

Our points of difference are our ability to translate complexity into clear roadmaps and deliverables ready for execution. We are a team of experienced people who are genuinely passionate about working with you to achieve success.

In simple terms, we operate with integrity to actually deliver excellence.


What an organisation spends with external suppliers for goods and services is the principal enabler of business performance and typically represents between 30 and 70% or more of the balance sheet. This is clearly a large investment to make in running a business. However, it is also true that within many of those same organisations, their procurement functions have limited resources and capability to manage diverse ranges of categories, stakeholders and suppliers to ensure that these costs are managed effectively.

August Consulting helps you to solve this dilemma. We offer services to help organisations invest wisely in their functional procurement capability to ensure they are actively managing significant third-party expenditure so as to remain both competitive and financially sustainable.

Procurement Services

  • Performance platforms
  • Category management
  • Strategic sourcing & positioning
  • Business improvement
  • Complex procurement




  • Procurement training
  • Probity training
  • Coaching
  • Team structure and capability assessment



  • Change management
  • Project management
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Visual performance management

Risk Management

  • Legislative Compliance
  • Pre and post audit service provision
  • Probity advice
  • Fraud and corruption awareness training


August Consulting is led by two Directors, Joel Hillier and Tracey Shearer. Joel and Tracey have accumulated a wealth of knowledge and expertise in procurement. Between them they bring a balance of pragmatism and creativity and together they have over 40 years operating in senior roles in all levels of government, the private sector, large global entities and not-for-profit organisations across multiple industries – from healthcare, transport, banking and finance, insurance, ICT, the community services sector and manufacturing.

Backed by a select team of specialists, we offer a range of procurement services; including business advisory support, capability development and coaching, transformation programs, compliance and risk management.

August Consulting is proudly based in Brisbane and unmistakably focused on supporting you to deliver better outcomes for your business.

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GPO BOX 2702

Brisbane, QLD 4001

+61 4 7684 4943