What our clients say about us

"We have been working with Grant for more than 20 years and have relied on his expertise during the acquisition, growth and sale of a range of business ventures through this time. He has a sound appreciation for our personal goals and provides us with the high-level business advice and support we need to make the most of our opportunities. His breadth and depth of knowledge, negotiation skills and in particular his ability to bring new ideas to our businesses, have been a significant asset that continues to play a pivotal role in growing and protecting our business and realising our long-term dreams."

John O’Connor
Managing Director, Sharps Australia

"The Innovation Opportunity is aptly titled. The book provides helpful tips and pointers to allow any organization to improve its ability to innovate."

Scott D. Anthony
Author: "The Little Black Book of Innovation" and "Eat, Sleep, Innovate"

“By following the processes author Grant Ferry outlines in Book 1 of The Innovation Opportunity, business owners can transform ideas into a powerful and sustainable competitive advantage. Critically, the processes Grant outlines are based on practical application and experience, not just theory.”

Bruce Hall
Small Business Consultant & Mentor

“I strongly recommend The Innovation Opportunity to any business owner looking to grasp the key concepts of innovation. We have implemented much of this knowledge to great effect in our business and cannot overstate its value.”

Greg Pierlot
Principal, The 500 Group

“In Book 2 of The Innovation Opportunity, author Grant Ferry details the fundamentals of business management and strategy to ensure that your innovation efforts are focused where they count. While most people understand innovation is critical to success, many businesses fail to focus on developing their innovation capabilities, and very few undertake the essential groundwork required for successful and ongoing innovation activity. Misguided innovation is a recipe for disaster and equally detrimental as failing to innovate. Having been in business for many years, I only wish that I had access to this book years ago. It’s a powerhouse of knowledge essential to every business, especially those wanting to get the most from their innovation efforts.”

Frank Tierney
Managing Director, Tierney Property Group

“Our family has known Grant Ferry of Fortitude for many years. In that time, Grant and the team at Fortitude have helped us successfully complete many challenging projects. Grant and his team have been there every step of the way, making sure that we get the most out of every venture. If you’re looking for a business adviser, you cannot go past Fortitude, their professional and hands-on approach is second to none. I would strongly advise any business owner to chat with Grant and his team before you do anything.”

Steven Kiel
Owner, Hillston Motor Inn on High

“I have come to know Grant recently and have engaged his services to assist in the operations and structure of Books In Shape. His knowledge, expertise and wisdom exceeded my expectations on each occasion he has consulted with us. Every time we met to discuss various aspects of our business, he was punctual, reliable and went out of his way to provide a service with a high level of excellence. I highly recommend Grant as a man who not only has a wealth of knowledge, but as one who is able to astutely apply it to the situations faced in business. We have benefitted greatly as a business as a result of his input.”

Keith Berry
Managing Director, Books In Shape

“Grant dedicatedly works as a true business partner in a way that we find both very refreshing and rewarding in today’s business environment. He has been pivotal to the effective management of our business and attending to many pivotal commercial issues and transactions. No matter what the situation at hand, Grant always has something valuable to bring to the table.”

Col Beasley
Managing Director, Thurla Farms

“I have known Grant for a very long time and have had our business with him throughout his career, which has been a very successful choice. Fortitude Business Consulting has directed and helped us reach the high levels of business success that we have achieved. I highly recommend Grant at Fortitude Business Consulting for all your business requirements.”

Ian Fenn
Managing Director, Mildura Concrete Cutting and Coring

“Grant has been a great asset to The 500 Group, providing business advisory and strategic planning services. Grant’s expertise and advice helped navigate The 500 Group through complex commercial and legal issues and assisted enormously in the growth of the business. We are grateful for his support and professionalism and would recommend Grant to anyone who is looking to maximise the value of their business.”

Greg Pierlot
Managing Director, The 500 Group

“I have known Grant for many years and have worked collaboratively with him to assist his clients with their legal and taxation needs. During this time, I have been extremely impressed by Grant’s comprehensive understanding of his clients’ businesses and the care and concern he shows for addressing his clients’ issues. Grant is a very proactive adviser, thinking two or three steps ahead and addressing issues before they become a problem. I have seen first-hand on numerous occasions how Grant’s skills and deep understanding of how businesses operate have led to genuinely innovative solutions.” “As a legal adviser, it is a great help working with an adviser who has such a comprehensive knowledge of what the client is looking to achieve and can add his own experience and lateral thinking to resolve legal issues. Above all, Grant takes genuine care of his clients, treating the needs of their business as if it were his own. No stone is left unturned if it can lead to an improvement in the business or could become a problem in the future. I would recommend Grant to any small to medium business owner who is looking to improve the way their business operates, needs help to address something holding the business back, or wants a knowledgeable and trusted adviser to help guide them.”

John Storey
Managing Director, Velocity Legal

“For over 15 years, Grant has provided me with expert financial and commercial advice, and support that has translated into significant value. He has been invaluable in taking a lead role in developing and implementing strategies that enhance my business’ performance and my personal wealth and security.”

Frank Tierney
Managing Director, Tierney Property Group

“We had no idea that we were steering a rudderless ship until we spoke with Grant Ferry at Fortitude Business Consulting. Through revision, vision and the ownership that Grant has applied, our business has found a new and exciting direction. Our goals for growth are now consistently in view and since Fortitude Business Consulting came on board, we have achieved so much. I am very confident now and even more excited about our business future.”

Shaun Halit
Rural Fence & Trade

“Grant is the perfect combination of calm and focused with an incredible attention to detail, the ability to think outside the box to find solutions and the energy and appetite required to work hard to get the desired result. I highly recommend Grant for any business consulting, strategic restructures and business exits and negotiations. Grant will have your back every step of the way.”

Jason Robinson
Managing Director, Future Advisory

Grant has helped me manage a wide range of business challenges. His unrelenting pursuit of positive outcomes has helped me achieve my goals, both personal and business. He is truly committed to my success.

Brett Pickering
Managing Director, Fruit Master

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