The story of Nous

Nous Group was established by Tim Orton and a small team of experienced consultants in 1999.

They had a vision for a new type of consulting firm that delivered business performance benefits for clients, but went further to make a positive contribution to customers, citizens and communities.

They wanted Nous to be an organisation of bold and engaging people, with a positive culture that emphasised collaboration, individual expression, intellectual stimulation and professional adventure.

These are the principles that have underpinned Nous’ success ever since. Nous has enjoyed 20 years of uninterrupted growth to become the largest Australian-founded management consulting firm. That small team is now an international business with over 400 people across nine offices and two continents.

We’re proud of our achievements along the way

We are proud to have been named Best Management Consulting Firm by the AFR in 2013, 2015 and 2017. We have also been named one of Australia’s Best Places to Work in 2013, 2015 and 2017 and one of the Best Workplaces in Asia in 2016 and 2018.

We continuously develop our consulting capabilities to deliver the services our clients value most. Recent additions include data analytics, implementation partnerships and digital ventures.

We have also expanded our business beyond consulting:In 2016 Nous opened its first co-working space Nous House, which is now operating across the eastern seaboard.

In 2016 Nous spun out Loop, an Australian app platform for universities, TAFEs, education departments and schools to support formative feedback in the classroom and understand student experience.