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SPP announces merger

SPP announces merger with Growth Solutions Group

Unlocking sustainable growth

We've got the expertise in delivering transformative growth programs

SPP's enhanced offering in consulting

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Celebrating Growth

Our strengths are now enhanced by Growth Solutions Group’s unique customer first orientation for growing brands and revenue

SPP merges with Growth Solutions Group

"Our combined two firms bring great synergy and value to our clients who are dealing with an increasingly challenging operating environment while having to sustain performance uplift."

Phil Noble, Managing Partner


Managing Partner

Phil founded SPP with the aim of bringing good strategy and general management practice to businesses with a minimum of fuss, and maximum impact.

Senior Partner

Ben is our Education and Research Practice Lead. As a recognised thought leader, Ben has contributed nationally and internationally to education strategy, policy, and operations. Ben has significant public sector expertise having led major economic development strategies, and government service transformation.


David Mackay specialises in Sports, Media & Entertainment, Retail, and  FMCG. David assists organisations to develop and execute business and technology strategy, and improve business performance through people, process and technology.


Bruce brings more than 20 years’ consulting and operational capabilities across a wide range of education related issues.  He delivers commercial project success using a unique blend of operational, start-up and advisory experience.


Graeme Chipp is a strategy, brand and marketing specialist, with extensive strategy consulting experience, including several years with McKinsey and Company as well as Line Executive expertise with major Australian blue chip organisations.

Lessons from the best retail brands

Our work in today’s retail market has highlighted significant shifts in consumer demand and purchase behaviour that are further challenging retail brands. Here, Growth Practice Lead and Partner Graeme Chipp discusses how two ‘Big Box’ retailers are responding to changes in their market.

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From Retail Banner to Brand – unlocking go-to-market performance

Independent retail banners or buying groups that recognise the market opportunity are transitioning to a strategy of ‘managing nationally and executing locally’ in order to not only attract supplier investment, but to deliver on a clear shopper proposition that is tailored to local needs. SPP’s Consumer experts David Mackay, Graeme Chipp and Noel Leung talk about our systematic approach to unlocking go-to-market effectiveness, which is the key to aligning suppliers and retailers to deliver mutually beneficial outcomes.

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SPP Partner David Mackay celebrates 11 years

Celebrating an 11 year milestone at consulting firm SPP, Consumer Practice Lead David Mackay has forged a unique professional profile over many years. He is recognised and admired by peers and associates for his diverse and incisive expertise across a range of industries spanning sports, leisure, entertainment, technology, retail, consumer and education.

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Dom6 – A Data Maturity Assessment Model

Data has the potential to guide strategy and improve outcomes for organisations in the public and private sector alike, but they often get stuck on where to begin. To help an organisation identify their ‘first move’ to improve data operations, SPP has identified the key questions that should be asked against each element of this operating model. These questions form the basis of SPP’s Data Operations Maturity Assessment, highlighting where effort should be directed to improve data management for enhanced business outcomes.

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