Oceanic Consulting Group launches Business Resiliency practice

17 April 2023 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Oceanic Consulting Group has launched a new Business Resiliency practice, with the aim of helping organisations navigate a range of issues in their cost operations and workplace.

The Sydney-based business advisory firm launched the new practice with the aim of supporting clients in “challenging and changing times”. Cost increases, continuity risk, and a post-Covid-19 working landscape are just three of the issues presently facing local businesses.

To be headed by director and principal pairing Paul Neves and Melissa Ellery, the new practice follows shortly on from the launch of the firm’s Talent offering, which covers recruitment and human resource services and consulting.

Oceanic Consulting Group launches Business Resiliency practice

Oceanic Consulting Group’s latest expansion brings together a multidisciplinary team of consultants covering property strategy, hybrid working adoption, business continuity, people strategy and workplace design. According to the firm, significant business savings can be delivered when this combination of factors is considered holistically, citing increased costs as one pressure currently facing businesses.

“Australian businesses are feeling the impact of increased costs and need to manage them to survive and thrive,” the firm stated upon the launch of its new practice. “Property is a top-three cost for business. It is critical that this is thoroughly reviewed to minimise costs and maximise productivity. Oceanic Consulting Group can prepare a comprehensive review for clients and recommend a go forward strategy.”

The consulting firm also pointed to hybrid working and a severe skills shortage in the wake of Covid-19 as other issues confronting businesses, with effective strategies required to attract and retain talent. Among considerations are staff development and where skilled workers and competitors are located, while a shift to hybrid or remote working also necessitates an assessment of capabilities and requirements.

Together, Neves and Ellery bring more than 40 years of combined experience to the table, the latter having joined the firm in March from a background in property strategy and transformation and an earlier career stint at the Commonwealth Bank. Neves, Oceanic Consulting Group’s chief operating officer, also spent a decade and a half at Commonwealth, joining the firm shortly after its establishment in 2018.

In addition to its fresh Business Resiliency and Talent practices, Oceanic Consulting Group’s also offers services in risk and operational advisory, remediation strategy and execution, and expertise in various aspects of financial markets. Founded in Sydney by managing director James Dickson after more than a decade at the Commonwealth Bank, the firm has grown to a team of around 25 consultants over the past five years.