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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 highly 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 proven solutions and services to help organisations invest wisely in their functional procurement capability and people resources to ensure they are effectively managing significant third-party expenditure. This allows them to remain both competitive and financially sustainable.

Procurement Services


  • Procurement strategy
  • Procurement performance platforms
  • Category management
  • Strategic and direct sourcing
  • Market and supplier analysis
  • Strategic positioning
  • Business improvement and optimisation
  • Complex procurement and tendering
  • Negotiation and contract formation
  • Benefits realisation frameworks


  • Procurement training
  • Probity training
  • Executive and team coaching
  • Team structure and capability assessment
  • Capability development planning
  • Capability framework development
  • Implementation

Analytics and Visualisation


  • Data cleansing and structure reviews
  • Data analytics
  • Data visualisation and reporting
  • Dashboard design and optimisation
  • Managed data services
  • Data security and information management

Risk Management

  • Compliance with relevant legislation and policy
  • Pre and post audit support services
  • Probity advice and planning
  • Fraud and corruption awareness training
  • Governance, probity and risk frameworks
  • Procurement function health checks



  • Transformation planning and implementation
  • Change management
  • Portfolio, program and project management
  • Project health checks and recovery
  • Technology enabled project management
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Visual performance management
  • Project reporting reviews and optimisation


  • Certification to ISO and AS/NZS standards
  • Preparation for re-certification
  • Management system audits
  • Policy and documentation reviews and guidance
  • Document template development
  • RIsk and governance compliance checks


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, certification, 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 8101 3389