Australia's leading professional services firms in innovation

26 August 2019 Consultancy.com.au

New research by Australian innovation consultancy Inventium in collaboration with business and finance newspaper AFR has identified the leading professional services firms in Australia and New Zealand in the field of innovation.

Now in its eighth year, the ‘Most Innovative Companies’ list places the spotlights on companies in Australia and New Zealand that excel in innovation. These companies are either unlocking innovation internally to improve their customer service, propositions and/or operations, or tapping into innovation to reshape their business model and develop meaningful new business. 

The list lauded a total of 100 companies across ten different categories. An overview of the ten most innovative professional services firms: 

1. Deloitte

Sector: Accounting & Consulting
Headquarter: Sydney, New South Wales
Number of employees: 8,896 

2. Veritas Group

Sector: Information Technology
Headquarter: Perth, Western Australia
Number of employees: 32

3. Nova Systems

Sector: Professional Services
Headquarter: Mile End South, South Australia
Number of employees: 397

4. Aurecon

Sector: Engineering
Headquarter: Docklands, Victoria
Number of employees: 7,500

5. CompliSpace

Sector: Consulting
Headquarter: Sydney, New South Wales
Number of employees: 98

6. Allens

Sector: Accounting
Headquarter: Brisbane, Queensland
Number of employees: 1,210

7. Resonate Holdings

Sector: Computer Software
Headquarter: North Sydney, New South Wales
Number of employees: 40

8. Flight Centre Group

Sector: Aviation
Headquarter: South Brisbane, Queensland
Number of employees: 1,150

9. Accenture

Sector: Information Technology & Consulting
Headquarter: Melbourne Victoria
Number of employees: 5,000

10. Gilbert + Tobin

Sector: Law
Headquarter: Barangaroo, New South Wales
Number of employees: 750

To be eligible for entry into the competition, companies had to be based in Australia and/or New Zealand, have at least 30 permanent full time employees and be in operation for at least two years, meaning that early stage start-ups are excluded from the analysis. Participating companies were asked to submit their track record in innovation over the past year, after which an expert panel – which included Inventium’s founder Amantha Imber – judged the entries and rated them on several characteristics of innovation.


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