Service Business

I have been extremely privileged to have had Stirling Tavener provide business support to my company periodically for more than a year. His contributions have been wide ranging and also deep and complex, covering the functions of market analysis, financial analysis, management reporting and process improvement.

Very quick to grasps the concepts of my business, Stirling brought to bear his extensive knowledge of other industry sectors in which he has worked, his deep analytical skills and his experience in the banking sector to help us better understand our business’s key cost and performance drivers.

In addition, Stirling was able to translate the resultant metrics into practical action plans which defined cost and profit drivers, areas of risk, and where improvement was required.

The proposals were made relatively straight forward and logical under Stirling’s guidance. His pragmatic and hands-on approach identified issues and developed solutions aimed at maximising our business potential.

At times all I needed was a sounding board but, on other occasions, totally new perspectives were required.

I highly recommend Stirling’s services to any business; perhaps for just a ‘health check’ to see where or how you could improve or for a thorough, very quantitative analysis of the complexities of your business.

Gordon Wellham,

Exemplar Coaches [2016]

Products Business

We have been working alongside Stirling for months now and would highly recommend his services.

From the beginning we were impressed upon meeting him with his professional and confident demeanour.

We engaged his services to bring further detail to a business model we had been developing for some time and Stirling was able to turn a proposal into a workable, profitable enterprise.

He is structured, results orientated and clearly has an unsurpassable level of expertise as well as high attention to detail and efficiencies.

Col & Lesley Van Staveren,

FNQ Plastics [2017]

Farming Properties

Primo Produce Pty Ltd is a family owned and operated farming enterprise based on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland. We operate a number of properties with mixed intensive cropping including hay, pasture grass seed, potatoes, peanuts, pumpkins, sugar cane and avocados.

Our family engaged Stirling to assist us with a number of issues and projects for our business. As the fourth generation of the family to recently assume control of the business, we felt it was prudent to engage a professional to develop plans and strategies to future-proof our business and take us to the next level.

While it is still a work in progress, we have already seen an improvement in our personal development, executive management, communication and financial management since Stirling has come on board. We do not hesitate in encouraging any business, large or small, to engage with Stirling if they desire to improve themselves and their business for the future.

Matthew Poggioli [2016]

Farming & Rural Business

We have worked with Stirling Tavener from Anson Advisory since November 2015 and have found his advice and support extremely valuable.

Stirling has been beneficial to us and our business mentoring and providing guidance to improve our production and efficiency, management skills, financial assessment and advice, marketing recommendations for our business in our rural community. We have found Stirling to be very efficient and supportive, easy to talk to and has great knowledge and understanding of rural small business and farming.

Pompey and Tanya Pezzelato [2015]

Personal Reference

I have been working with Stirling Tavener for a number of years and found him to be both knowledgeable and proficient in commercial, agricultural and environmental business principles. He has a strong academic grasp of business theories and logically applies these to real life situations using common sense and a unique perspective. I am happy to refer my clients to Stirling due to his professional approach and ability to engage with people from all walks of life.

Stirling’s consultancy business, Anson Advisory, is not your average consulting firm. Stirling can focus on the detail whilst never losing sight of the big picture, ensuring perspective is always retained. I look forward to a working relationship with Stirling and Anson Advisory for many years to come, and know that this will have a profound effect on our business.

 Robbie Lazarus Trinity Accountants

Quarry/Mining Business

Stirling was extremely efficient, he gave us structure and motivation, simplified our processes, saved us a bunch of money and helped us develop a strong business strategy to grow our business through the next decade. Thank you very much for reducing our stress level and we look forward to working with you further.

Ian Wallace,
Wallace Quarrying & Mining Pty Ltd [2015]