Why Us

Why We Exist

At Fortitude Business Consulting, we believe that you are in charge of your own destiny and that business innovation is the pathway to sustaining long-term success!

Our purpose is to partner with business owners and accountants to help them navigate the challenges they face and to maximise their success!

We believe that through simple, practical and powerful training, advice and support, business owners can develop the business innovation and other competencies needed to take charge of their own destiny and realise their dreams!

Who We Are

Fortitude is a boutique management consulting company created by Grant Ferry and based in Melbourne Victoria.

We offer a proven track record of success in optimising the performance of businesses across a diverse range of industries. No matter what industry you are in, Fortitude can help.

We know the business environment is constantly evolving and keep current with emerging business trends, legislation and influences.

Extensive high level practical experience and continuous learning underpins everything we do.

Meet our Principal Consultant – Grant Ferry

Grant has over 20 years experience establishing and developing  small to medium sized businesses.  Much of this time has been spent in senior management and leadership roles, and as an owner of a variety of businesses.

He has developed a broad range of business and management skills across diverse industries including Government, agriculture, manufacturing, retail, property, export and professional services.

Driven by a passion for learning, Grant complements his extensive practical experience with higher education credentials.

He has completed an:

  • Executive Master of Business from RMIT University
  • Professional Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Stanford University
  • Master of Taxation from University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Business in Accounting from La Trobe University

Grant believes in reinvigorating business performance through a close partnership with the business owners.

He works diligently with clients to thoroughly understand their unique business and personal aspirations.

From there, Grant draws on his highly developed problem-solving and negotiation proficiencies, skilfully aligning business strategies and processes with owner’s personal goals.  He brings a focus on creativity and innovation to the strategising table which makes him a powerful business partner.

Grant’s most valuable assets are his genuine passion for each client’s success, and his success-critical competencies that include:

  • Superb negotiation skills across diverse industries, parties and complexities
  • Highly developed problem solving and critical evaluation skills
  • Strong proficiency in translating complex challenges and opportunities into practical solutions
  • Project management expertise spanning research, development and delivery
  • An innate entrepreneurial spirit and solid foundation of experience in the practical application of innovation

What We Do

In today’s complex, dynamic and highly competitive environment, businesses must have a clear and well-developed Business Strategy coupled with the ability to establish Practical Innovation as a core competency.

While there are many factors that require your focus, Business Strategy and Practical Innovation are central to creating and sustaining long-term competitive advantage, superior performance and your success.

At Fortitude, we help you take charge of your destiny and shape your life the way you want it to be.  Our process involves helping you:

  • Understand what’s truly important to you and why
  • Develop a winning Business Strategy, Practical Innovation and other core competencies critical to long-term success
  • Capture the success you seek by providing the advice and support needed to maximise the performance and value of your business
  • Manage the risks that threaten your business and lifestyle, protecting the wealth you create

We hand you the freedom to innovate and grow your business, maximise its performance and value, creating sustainable success!

By working with Fortitude, you will:

  • Develop a clear sense of where to focus and why
  • Breakdown the barriers that hold you back
  • Increase your business confidence and capabilities
  • Enhance your outcomes, security and peace of mind
  • Have greater discretionary time and more freedom to do what you want

With your goals in mind and a focus on practical advice, we help you and your team:

  • Develop the knowledge and skills you need to master
  • Provide the advice and support that gives you the traction needed to deliver the success you seek

If you would like to learn how to develop your Business Strategy, Practical Innovation and other core competencies needed to create, sustain and secure the life style and wealth you desire, give Fortitude Business Consulting a call today on 1300 551 040.

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    "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 Pty Ltd
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    "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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    "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
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    "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’s performance and my personal wealth and security."

    ~ Frank Tierney – Managing Director, Tierney Property Group
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    "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
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    "We had no idea that we were steering a rudderless ship until we spoke with Grant. 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 in view and we feel confident and excited about our future."

    ~ Shaun Halit – Managing Director, Rural Fence & Trade
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    "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 client’s businesses and the care and concern he shows for addressing his client’s 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 help resolve legal issues. Above all Grant takes genuine care of his client’s, 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 the 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
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    "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 Pty Ltd

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