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SPP announces merger

SPP announces merger with Growth Solutions Group

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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.

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