Bringing Gove Together

Consulting Direct

Contact Details


26B Hedley Place
Durack, NT 0830

 Consulting Direct  - Business Planning and Financial Management Specilaists

Servicing Gove and surrounding areas since 2003

Phone Belinda Howie 0418 835 265

Company Background

Consulting Direct is a Territory owned and operated business specialising in the strategic development and improvement of small and medium sized business. Consulting Directs aim is to professionally engage and deliver an individually tailored program that improves business performance and value to a standard that meets the needs of shareholders and management.

Consulting Direct has a strong network of advisors and consultants spanning a diverse skill range including Management, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Change Management, Company Directorship and Governance, Environment and Information Technology.

Personal Background

Founder and Director of Consulting Direct is Mrs Belinda Howie CPA, JP. Belinda is a born and raised Territorian and has extensive business advisory experience,achieving outstanding results for many clients in the NT business sector. Belinda has managed the recent sale and merger of Top End Hire into the Kennards Group, and Perkins Shipping into the Toll Group.  She has advised on several large scale capital works and restructure programs and is currently assisting NT based  businesses on business improvement initiatives.

Belinda completed a Bachelor of Accountancy at the University of South Australia and is a serving member on CPA Australia Divisional Council. Belinda’s business career began with world leading Accountancy firm Price Waterhouse in SA before returning to the Territory to take a Senior Finance role with global fuel giant, Shell. Her recent role as Executive Chief Financial Officer and Group Company Secretary with Darwin based international shipping company Perkins a highlight of a successful corporate career in the field of commercial business management. Belinda began consulting to SME’s in the NT drawing on her knowledge  and skills gained in the Large Corporate sector and has delivered outstanding success to many thankful Territory businesses and organisations including busineses in Gove such as GIS, Walkabout Lodge and Tavern, Bunuwal Group and Crisis Accommodation Gove.

Areas of Specialisation

  • MYOB
  • Business Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Workforce Planning
  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Mentoring (Business Coaching)
  • Company Secretarial
  • Business Profitability Analysis
  • Business Valuations
  • Budgeting
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Change Management
  • Internal Audit and Process Review
  • Management Accounting Systems
  • Project Management
  • Tender Submissions
  • Professional Report Writing


Industry Specialisation

  • Hospitality
  • Construction and Trades
  • Shipping and Marine
  • Fuel and Oil
  • Retail
  • Logistics and Transportation
  • Equipment hire
  • Child Care
  • Natural Resources and Environment
  • Not-for profit


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