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If you're thinking about bringing a consultant into your business, it's definitely worthwhile hearing what others have to say about them. You want someone you can trust, someone that will deliver on their promises. Below is just a snapshot of some of the things our clients had to say about their experience of partnering with De Stefano & Co.  

We were introduced to De Stefano & Co when we initiated a search for a consulting firm to work with us in preparing for Defence Industry Security Program (DISP) membership.

We have been fortunate enough to work with Emilio, Brian, Tracy, Louisa, David and Ken over the course of the last 12 months, with:

  • DISP gap analysis including assessing business compliance with Essential Eight

  • DISP application assistance

  • Implementing security procedures for the business including training with the CSO & SO

  • Introduction to and assistance with grants including EMDG, Entrepreneur Program, SADI and SICP.

The De Stefano & Co team have contributed new and important ideas, provided us with templates, planned and assisted us throughout the entire process.

Their knowledge and personal hands-on approach are a couple of things we enjoyed most about working with the De Stefano & Co team. I can confidently recommend De Stefano & Co to any organisation looking for solid advice and professional results.

Tania Joppich
Aerotech Group

Emilio and his team offer a range of consultancy and advisory services within the defence sector, and the service provision is exceptional.


I've personally worked with a number of De Stefano & Co's clients, who all lean on the company's pool of knowledge and expertise to grow their business within the defence sector.


If your business is operating within the defence industry, or is a supplier to the defence industry (or would like to be), it would be well worth your time to get in contact with De Stefano & Co.

They are also notably experts in assisting organisations with defence grants, strategy and market-entry work.


Very highly recommended.

Samantha Badcock
Hunter Careers

We were new to the Defence industry before we met with De Stefano and Co. After engaging them through a Capability Improvement Grant, Emilio and his team held workshops with our leadership team to develop our Defence Strategic Plan.


De Stefano & Co are professionals who care about delivering successful outcomes for your business. They went above and beyond for Derby Rubber, to determine our pathway to enter the Defence industry, educate our leadership team and to connect us to key decision makers in the industry.


On completion of our engagement, we have been audited by multiple Primes and have delivered our first Defence orders. We can not recommend this business enough.

Michael Clayton
Derby Rubber
Gorgon Frazer

Excellent service.


They helped me work my way through the DISP membership application. They were very knowledgeable and did as they said they would.


I highly recommend De Stefano & Co.

I can't speak highly enough
about Emilio and his team of professionals, who have become a vital part of our team.


They have assisted us with many projects, all have been of a high standard with very successful outcomes.


I recommend you do yourself a favour and contact Emilio, you won't regret it.

Stuart Rogers
Williams Metal Fabrications

Being a small business within the defence industry and having limited resources available, we decided to engage De Stefano & Co to support and assist us with our DISP application.


Emilio and his team, especially Brian McAvoy were fantastic to work with, they did all the hard work which allowed me to focus on other aspects of our business. No stress, straight forward and efficient.


Thanks to De Stefano & Co we were able to gain our DISP accreditation in short order.

Charlie Bevilacqua
W&E Platt

De Stefano & Co took the time to develop a good understanding of my business and my strategy. I needed someone I could trust; someone who knew the defence industry, knew the scenario and could respond before the opportunity disappeared.


There is so much more that I want to do and with the help of De Stefano & Co and the SICP Grant, I have taken a big step closer. The next phase will be to re-engineer European products here, eliminating the need for overseas imports altogether.

Zak Ilicic
Promet Valves Australia

Our business, QMS, has worked with De Stefano & Co very closely over the past year in obtaining SADI grant funding. I can honestly say that Emilio, Tracy, and the entire team are without a doubt experts in their field. Not only does this team provide successful grant applications assistance for grant funding, they are never too busy to help in any way that they can.


At De Stefano & Co, I always feel like I am their top priority. I would highly recommend this company to any other company seeking all types of grant funding. QMS will certainly be a customer for life.

Crystal Kennedy
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