Perth consulting duo Paul Clarke and Josh Horneman have combined forces to launch Illumium, a boutique consulting practice switched on to the common demands of businesses and organisations.
With a background of running their own businesses, both in the UK and Australia, Illumium is able to relate closely to the many challenges that business owners and organisational executives go through daily from a strategic basis.
Illumium is recognisable from the pragmatic approach taken when conducting their business.
As Mr Clarke explains “If people expect us to turn up in a suit with a briefcase, and a six-step process to success, they’re always disappointed! We simply treat every project as though we are a part of the business we are working with.”
Illumium helps business to achieve their growth aspirations and goals by providing an external perspective to overcome a variety of day-to-day commercial and operational challenges.
“A major differentiator is the investment in our own cloud software solution, VentureCast. We use it to practically and cost effectively provide strategic planning, support funding applications, help with growth planning or to build an internal business case.” said Mr Horneman. “VentureCast, along with our advisory support, is a unique and powerful combination which speaks the language of business, often resulting in light bulb moments for clients, which is great.”
The business benefits from a unique creative flair, thanks to the founder’s unconventional careers. Mr Clarke has been a music composer for artists, film and television for over 35 years and Mr Horneman runs a film and television production company, recently completing a project that stars comedy legend John Cleese.
An awareness of the economic pressures faced by business has led Illumium to identify and unlock funding support for some of its clients, through initiatives such as The Entrepreneurs Programme, ASBAS Digital Solutions, Accelerating Commercialisation, Industry Facilitation and Support Program and Indigenous Business Australia.
“Many business owners are unaware of the various funding pools available to assist them with growth activities. Having up to 50% of a project matched funded is often a light bulb moment and can make all the difference for clients.” Mr Clarke explained. “Utilising the funding available has had a major benefit for many of the clients we work with across diverse areas such as; defence, the arts, construction, technology and indigenous business. It has enabled us to make a real difference in the key areas of strategic, growth and marketing planning, as well as mentoring and other supporting services.”
To schedule a free discovery session with Illumium visit their website www.illumium.com.au