On 23 June, Essence Directors, David Nicholas, David Radford, and Andrew Borthwick slept outside as part of an eye-opening experience to raise awareness and bring home the realities of homelessness.

Despite being one of the wealthiest countries in the world, one in six Australians is experiencing food insecurity and every night more than 100,000 people are homeless. The pandemic has only exacerbated the accessibility and availability of housing for those on the margins.

With rental accommodation in a supply crisis, surging inflation, domestic violence and mental health issues on the increase, homelessness is getting worse and it can happen to anyone. $50 helps feed a family for a day and $300 will help relocate a person sleeping rough to accommodation services.

The CEO Sleepout is over for another year, but the homeless crisis has not gone away. Food and shelter are the most basic of human needs and together we can help those that have hit hard times. For more information, visit ceosleepout.org.au




Evolution of the
composition of our Board

The Essence Board recently unanimously endorsed a plan to evolve the composition of our Board. Our current Board comprising 3 executives and 3 non-executives has served the business well taking us through the inception phase, successfully navigating through the pandemic, stepping through the market challenges of the past 18 months whilst always growing and diversifying […]


the aged care model

The current NCC falls short in guiding interior design and accessibility for aged care. New design standards will address this align to the Aged Care Quality Standards, ensuring safe, welcoming environments for seniors.


Introducing our new
parental leave policy

We have recently updated our Parental Leave Policy to provide parents with additional support after welcoming a new child into their family. Our new Parental Leave Policy provides the primary carer with 12 weeks of paid leave and 26 weeks of superannuation.


Project managing
heritage buildings

Project Director Chris Callaghan was interviewed on his experience in the project management of heritage buildings and why this field is so unique. Chris has worked on numerous heritage projects, including the Locomotive Workshops in South Eveleigh, 5 Martin Place, 100 Harris Street in Pyrmont, and The Sandstones Precinct on Bridge Street. Chris is passionate about the adaptive reuse of heritage buildings, and in this interview, he tells us why.


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