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Clare Dunnicliff, CEO, Winton Consulting, is passionate about achieving sustainable outcomes for organisations.
Clare Dunnicliff, CEO, Winton Consulting, is passionate about achieving sustainable outcomes for organisations.

An alternative change management consultancy model specialising in identifying and managing the root-cause of problems in the workplace has been recognised for its excellence at state level.

Maitland based firm Winton Consulting was a finalist in the recent at the NSW Business Chamber State Business Awards at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour on Friday November 17.

The company was among 15 other small business finalists in the Excellence in Small Business Award who represented the category’s regional winners from across New South Wales.

Winton Consulting was selected as a state finalist after being awarded the Excellence in Small Business Award (<20) at the 2017 Hunter Business Awards announced in Newcastle during August of this year.

During the past three years, Winton Consulting has expanded from one to seven employees and has grown its client base from four to 35 across NSW, QLD, ACT, WA, Victoria and Tasmania.

Winton Consulting’s team of highly skilled and respected consultants partners with organisations across public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

The team at Winton work closely with clients to deliver a cooperative, innovative and holistic approach to strategic planning, operations planing, process improvement and people management for every client.

Their mantra is to take the long view, which is vital to implement solutions to systemic problems and ensure sustainable changes that will ultimately take an organisation into a profitable, robust future..

“There’s a common perception that consultants are engaged to shake things up, change everything, “streamline” staffing practices and then walk away.

“This is completely at odds with the approach we take,” explains CEO, Clare Dunnicliff.

As the founder of Winton Consulting, Clare is passionate about leading, managing and generating change and is driven by a desire to transform organisations by helping to create clarity during times of uncertainty.

Winton Consulting partners with charities and not-for-profits and works with corporations and government and councils to achieve best practice and relevant outcomes for today’s competitive markets.

My experience over the years has taught me that the old adage ‘Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime’ is true, and perfectly describes what we aim to do her at Winton,” adds Clare.

Winton Consulting is based at Suite 3, 461 High Street, Maitland. 

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