As a SME operating in the highly competitive fuel industry, Petrolink Engineering & sister company, Valvelink were faced with serious challenges brought on by the Global Financial Crisis (GFC).
To assist in re-positioning the businesses to achieve stability, sustainable growth and profits, Management engaged the assistance of Lyle Holm of Metis Consulting.
Lyle, as the principal consultant, was instrumental in working with Petrolink Mgt in restructuring our leadership team, introducing new skills in the area of sales development, project management and contract negotiation. These additional skills led to a transformation of the work force of our two businesses.
In addition to the work done in rebuilding our skills and workforce, Metis Consulting introduced new and more robust job costing and project management software, backed up by in-house accounting skills, regular financial analysis, budgeting and cash flow management. Being able to understand and manage the business drivers and by taking proactive “hands-on” measures on price, cost management has given us the ability to compete harder and with more surety of profitable outcomes.
From those early days of engagement, back in 2009, Metis Consulting has become an integral part of the Petrolink and Valvelink team working with us and providing a strong sounding board to the challenges and opportunities faced every day.
As a SME owner, I highly recommend having access to this specialised expertise whether you are starting out, are in a growth phase or perhaps in need of addressing specific challenges faced in your business.
Above all, I would strongly recommend Lyle and his team at Metis Consulting. Our ongoing working relationship is a testament enough to the valuable partnership we have forged over the years.

Barry Boné

Barry Boné AMS (Grad) AIDGC
Managing Director
Accredited Dangerous Goods Consultant
Qualified Hazardous Areas Specialist


Chappell Dean Pty Limited
Management Consultants

(ABN: 21 062 345 117)

Sydney Office

Suite 804, 28 Foveaux Street

Surry Hills, NSW 2010


Tel: 02 804 114 21

Email: accounts@chappelldean.com

A leading healthcare consultancy business for 24 years, Chappell Dean provides specialist healthcare advice & benchmarking services to Australian & New Zealand public & private hospital networks in conjunction with its strategic partners, The Health RoundTable (HRT), The Ability Roundtable (ART) and Australian Private Hospital Association (APHA).

In 2015, Chappell Dean made a strategic decision to appoint Lyle Holm of Metis Consulting, a Business Advisory & Chartered Accounting firm to our Advisory Board and to engage Metis Consulting as internal Accountants.  The relationship with Metis assisted in the transition from Owner-Operator to a formalised corporate style governance arrangement and day to day management accounting support to the business.

The decision to engage the services of Metis Consulting has assisted Chappell Dean immensely. The blend of corporate experience and sound financial management skills provides Chappell Dean with the additional strength and capability to achieve our goals. Metis Consulting’s turnkey accounting services provides all facets of flexibility. The Metis assigned Accountant is a formal member of our Finance Team, working full time on-site under the direction of Chappell Dean Management with the administration of their employment and professional development and succession being provided by Metis Consulting. This unique but trouble-free relationship allows for continuity of service to Chappell Dean while our operational management can focus on serving our customers.

I have no hesitation in recommending Metis Consulting. Their trusted, professional and service centric approach has been the cornerstone of their appeal.

Duane Attree

 Chief Executive Officer at Chappell Dean