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Miles Davis Consulting Pty Ltd (MDC) is a specialist Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) consulting practice based in Collins Street Melbourne.

 

Miles Davis, the Managing Director of MDC, is a former Austrade employee with extensive experience administering the EMDG scheme. This insight, experience & knowledge of the EMDG system enables MDC to deliver a simple, clear, focused approach that streamlines the claim process and removes the complexities. 

At MDC you can be assured of receiving proactive, high quality advice and ongoing guidance, individually tailored to your specific situation, and delivered in a friendly and supportive manner.

MDC is responsible for every aspect of the EMDG claim process, including:

  • specialist advice on the EMDG legislation & guidelines, ensuring that all statutory requirements are satisfied

  • introduction of systems & processes to identify & capture claimable expenditure

  • preparation of the claim form & schedules

  • submission of the online grant application

  • handling Austrade enquiries

  • attendance at the Austrade audit

  • coordinating & managing responses to Austrade

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Legislation & Guidelines Advice
Preparation of Schedules & Submission of Claim
Attendance at Audit / Managing Response

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ABOUT ME

Miles Davis, MDC's principal, has over 38 years experience working in the International Trade & Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) industries:

  • recruited by the Dept of Trade (Austrade) under its Graduate Intake Program. Five year's experience in the Melbourne office's Marketing division, including responsibility for the preparation of the Victorian Monthly Economic Report, a monthly digest of economic indicators distributed to the Federal Treasury & Finance Departments, State Governments & Industry Groups

  • 28 years employment with Austrade's Vic/Tas EMDG division. Principal responsibilities included conducting claim audits (in excess of 3,000 with a total payout of over $120m), running marketing workshops & seminars, providing written & verbal in-principle policy advice, engagement in Policy Review Committees, processing complex appeals, briefing legal representatives for AAT Hearings, staff training, screening & approving claim assessments, & a short-term assignment as Vic/Tas State Manager

  • In 2014 established MDC, a dedicated Export Grant Consultancy practice representing over 50 clients. Has developed a reputation for his EMDG knowledge, experience & expertise, and for providing the highest quality of service. All decision making is governed by a solid set of ethical core values & management philosophy

  • CPA qualified

  • Austrade accredited EMDG Consultant

  • Honours & Post Graduate commerce qualifications

About

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Miles Davis, MDC's principal, has over 39 years experience working in the International Trade & Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) industries:

  • recruited by the Dept of Trade (Austrade) under its Graduate Intake Program. Five year's experience in the Melbourne office's Marketing division, including responsibility for the preparation of the Victorian Monthly Economic Report, a monthly digest of economic indicators distributed to the Federal Treasury & Finance Departments, State Governments & Industry Groups

  • 28 years employment with Austrade's Vic/Tas EMDG division. Principal responsibilities included conducting claim audits (in excess of 3,000 with a total payout of over $120m), running marketing workshops & seminars, providing written & verbal in-principle policy advice, engagement in Policy Review Committees, processing complex appeals, briefing legal representatives for AAT Hearings, staff training, screening & approving claim assessments, & a short-term assignment as Vic/Tas State Manager

  • In 2014 established MDC, a dedicated Export Grant Consultancy practice representing over 100 clients. Has developed a reputation for his EMDG knowledge, experience & expertise, and for providing the highest quality of service. All decision making is governed by a solid set of ethical core values & management philosophy

  • Official slippage rate of 1.45% on 73 claims submitted in 2019

  • CPA qualified

  • Monash University & University of Tasmania Honours & Post Graduate Commerce qualifications

  • Awarded accreditation under the former Austrade Consultant Accreditation program

  • Commercial Director of a substantial Australian vitamin and herbal supplement export business 

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“Through his unique experience, Miles has a deep understanding of the EMDG and its assessment process. He is also highly diligent, hardworking, & loyal of his clients. Wholeheartedly recommended! ”  Dr Joshua Young, AUUG/TripleThink

"Miles exceeds our expectations each year as he seamlessly and efficiently manages this body of work for us. Miles’ depth of experience and attention to detail have resulted in timely, successful grants for our business that have required minimal time investment on our end - and that’s priceless to us."

Kim Peirce, Director of The Babe Destination T/A Babescrub

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“Miles has made it possible for us to get our Austrade grant, as simple as that. As a start-up, we found his strategic guidance & assistance invaluable, & his persistence & attention to detail was amazing. He went the extra mile in every case, and we would recommend him without hesitation."
Christina Tutone, Cardinal Cyber Security Group Pty Ltd
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0418-664-954 

 info@MilesDavisConsulting.com

Level 19, 357 Collins Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

TESTIMONIALS

"Miles exceeds our expectations each year as he seamlessly and efficiently manages this body of work for us. Miles’ depth of experience and attention to detail have resulted in timely, successful grants for our business that have required minimal time investment on our end - and that’s priceless to us."

Kim Peirce, Director, The Babe Destination P/L 

“Through his unique experience, Miles has a deep understanding of the EMDG and its assessment process. He is also highly diligent, hardworking, & loyal of his clients. Wholeheartedly recommended! ” 
Dr Joshua Young, Director, TripleThink P/L 

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TESTIMONIALS

“Miles has made it possible for us to get our Austrade grant, as simple as that. As a start-up, we found his strategic guidance & assistance invaluable, & his persistence & attention to detail was amazing. He went the extra mile in every case, and we would recommend him without hesitation."
​Christina Tutone, Director, Xyba P/L
"Working with Miles was a complete delight. From the initial meeting we knew he was sharp, focused and knew precisely what to do to ensure we maximised our chances of getting the EMDG grant. Miles made the entire process of application seamless.He was with us every single step of the way. His attention to detail is superb. His advice is is invaluable, and we'll be doing lots of projects with Miles in the future!" 
Dan & Anouska Lyons, Lyons Technology P/L

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"We have been most impressed with the excellent service, support & professionalism given by Miles in the preparation of our EMDG applications. He is very diligent & precise in compiling the information, & demonstrates great attention to detail & the ability to communicate with his clients.
Miles also has excellent interpersonal skills & professional rapport & is able to connect with diverse groups & individuals. He is easily contacted by email or phone & responds promptly.
Inivai finds that the expertise offered by Miles is of the highest standard & recommend businesses to engage with him in the preparation of their Austrade applications."
​Bernadette Blair & Ian Slater OAM, Inivai Technologies P/L
Miles的专业性在我们的合作中体现得淋漓尽致,他的效率与勤奋同样另人欣赏。数十年的从业经验让Miles无论在业务、人脉以及行业嗅觉中都首屈一指,他可以提供最好的支持,也将是你最好的商业伙伴。
Allen Zhang, M/D, Australia Food Trading P/L
 

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“Yet again, amazing customer service from Miles Davis Consulting. If you run an export business, you really need to start using this firm's specialist Austrade Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) services.
Miles Davis has the expertise and customer service right, ensuring a robust, defendable and punctual EMDG application, time after time, thereby avoiding the knock-on effects of delayed evaluations and technical issues encountered with less experienced providers."
Meredith Allison, Director & Epidemiologist, The Evident Group

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"We have worked with Miles to submit both our EMDG applications. He is a great guy to work with, knowledgeable, professional and gets the job done in a timely fashion. I recommend him highly."

Lloyd Vas, Carbon Market Advisory P/L

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