Projects Assured is a fast-growing management consulting firm based in Canberra. We are Canberra’s trusted strategic advisors and proven delivery partners, with a proven reputation for solving our clients’ most challenging business problems.
Our vision is to be Canberra’s premier management consultancy and Canberra’s best place to work. Our mission is to support and nurture our staff, win the best work and deliver superior quality.
As a local firm, we are exclusively focused on delivering consulting services to the Canberra market.
Every single person receives equal opportunity to succeed.
We reward achievement and promote on merit.
We are open and hold ourselves accountable for achieving superior results.
We respect each person’s individual value and needs.
Projects Assured’s culture is built on ensuring that all our staff achieve fulfilment across our three ‘buckets’ ethos: Work, Live and Reward:
Our employees are engaged in challenging and meaningful work, and provided with the opportunity and support to develop professionally.
Working at Projects Assured does not get in the way of your life. We are committed to supporting you in achieving your personal goals.
Our employees are recognised for their efforts and achievements and are a valued part of our team.
We actively support a range of local initiatives in the Canberra community.
We're a fast growing business with a startup mentality at it's heart. Follow our journey from the beginning with our founders, Dave and Greg.
Our vision established in 2015 remains in place today.
When Projects Assured began in 2015, it was founded with a simple, yet powerful vision – to be Canberra’s premier management consultancy and Canberra’s best place to work. We also defined our mission as being three key elements: (1) Support and Nurture our Staff, (2) Win the Best Work, and (3) Deliver Superior Quality. In our first year we were focused on obtaining challenging and rewarding work for our growing team.
The establishment of the Projects Assured ‘Win Plan’ was a key turning point.
2016 was a pivotal time in our history, when we defined six key pillars of the business, in order to define and measure our future success. The six pillars are Culture, Service Delivery, Consulting Excellence, Operations Excellence, People Engagement, and Sales and Marketing. The six pillars were defined as a key part of our strategy (‘Win Plan’) and are still used to measure our business today.
In 2017 Projects Assured experienced significant growth.
Our team doubled in size in 2017, with multiple key accounts established to provide our staff with rewarding and interesting engagements. As our business grew, we worked hard to ensure that all six pillars of the Win Plan remained balanced.
Investment was key in 2018 – investing in our business and processes for our people.
2018 was all about investment at Projects Assured. This included investing in growing our corporate services team; providing better systems and processes to make it easier for our team to focus on what they’re good at: doing great work. As part of the investment in our people care and management, we established the General Management layer within our business, providing our people and our clients with direct support from our Leadership Team.
Ensuring we continue to put our people and culture first.
Ensuring our vision to be Canberra’s Best Place to Work was strengthened within 2019, with Projects Assured continuing to strongly focus on our people and culture. This included providing a new, larger refurbished office to meet the growing needs of our flexible workforce, implementing staff performance feedback into our established professional development processes and implementing heavily in staff well-being as an enduring part of our company. In addition, 2019 saw the launch of our Consultant Development Programme for university graduates as we continue to focus on seeking and retaining the best talent in the Canberra market.
Despite both global and local challenges, our culture held strong. Through our Community Working Group, we found ways to support our regional NSW neighbours, through such a difficult time in their bushfire recovery. This was just one of the ways we connected, whilst managing working from home through the pandemic lockdowns.
We’re proud that, throughout 2020, we maintained our strong client relationships and were able to keep our team intact. We also onboarded a record number of consultants to deliver new and interesting work, as we continued to grow our business.
We also won the Defence Reserves Employer Support Award for NSW in 2020 – recognition that was close to our hearts and we were very proud to receive.
Our commitment to continually deliver high-quality outputs and win interesting and meaningful work for our people had us secure several significant service delivery engagements across the public sector, providing our team with more opportunities to be involved in challenging and rewarding projects, and set ourselves up for the years ahead.
In 2021, we officially passed 200+ permanent staff, requiring a restructure to our Corporate Services team and the introduction of our Senior General Manager level.
Another wonderful year for Projects Assured!
Our biggest year for investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, as our mission to attract and retain Canberra’s best talent and be Canberra’s best place to work continued. We launched our PA7 wellbeing initiatives, such as a quarterly wellbeing day for all staff and a personal goal setting program. We also updated our Consulting Practice Framework,which included the roll-out of our 20-day training curriculum for our Consultant cohort.
Following another year of hard-work and continued success, we needed to reflect on our ‘3 buckets’ - WORK, LIVE, REWARD - and ensure the balance was right. Balance was the key focus in 2022.
Our Management Team created a new mural for our Braddon head office at their offsite in Sydney, with ‘balance’ being the key theme. We can’t wait to see it in 2023!