Our story began in 2016. James Joy and David Nicholas took the leap of faith and commenced operations in Sydney as Essence Project Management.
They believe by doing the right thing for people, clients, communities and the planet, they are also doing the best thing for their business.
Their vision was to build a project management consultancy that reflected these values and since their humble beginnings, the company has established offices in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, and has active projects in most major states and territories.
deliver enduring places
Our values are a huge part of our culture. A culture that’s growing to support our business strategy, our people, our clients and community expectations of us.
We act with integrity in all interactions. We stand by our values no matter what challenges are encountered.
We strive for continuous improvement and demand high standards from ourselves and those we work with.
We take individual & collective responsibility for the outcomes & experiences we deliver
We value & seek different contributions from all our team members & industry colleagues
We build strong relationships with our people, clients, and partners to foster collaboration and partnerships
Leadership & Governance
Our management structure combines responsible leadership and independent supervision.
Essence is guided by a Board made up of executives and independent non-executives who provide guidance and support in the deployment of Essence’s strategy and policies, and the achievement of its objectives and results.Meet OUR NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
Doing business responsibly and sustainably.
We ensure we play our part in reducing our environmental impact. As a responsible company, we operate sustainably, to high Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Our diversity and inclusion vision is to foster a workplace culture that is inclusive, collaborative and accountable and supports the talent and diversity of our people.
We contribute one per cent of our gross revenue annually and human resources, to charitable foundations such as the Property Industry Foundation and Housing All Australians.
Our Reflect Reconciliation Plan aims to foster relationships, respect, and opportunities and advance meaningful reconciliation.
Essence was the first project management company to become a Carbon Neutral Certified Organisation.
AFR TOP 100 FAST STARTERS
Essence was recognised by the Australian Financial Review in their list of AFR Top 100 Fast Starters.