We are HR and recruitment consultants who uniquely specialise in heavy industry, related professional services and Government.

Transport and haulage
Construction materials and quarrying
Civil construction and earthmoving
Engineering, professional services and Government
Trade services
Cranes and lifting
Warehousing and supply chain
Transport and haulage
Construction materials and quarrying
Civil construction and earthmoving
Trade services
Cranes and lifting
Engineering and professional services
Warehousing and supply chain

We’re experienced in helping organisations of all sizes, from those needing a completely outsourced HR management solution, to those with an existing HR team that needs assistance outside their existing capacity or capability.

We offer the specialist advice, expertise and documentation you need, without the costly overheads that come with hiring your own internal HR team. Whether you need advice, help with a project, or support on a regular ongoing basis, we can help.

HR solutions customised to you

We offer tailor-made solutions and packages, customised to your business needs, resources and budget and can help with anything within the HR scope.

Our story: the history of Edwards HR

Edwards HR was established in 2018, after our Managing Director, Emma Edwards, noticed a gap in the HR consulting market, with heavy industry businesses struggling to find HR specialists who understood the intricacies and requirements of their sector. With a wealth of experience working in human resources roles with heavy industry employers, and much exposure to heavy industry from a young age, Emma decided it was time to fill that gap. And so, with Emma working as a solo consultant from home, the Edwards HR story began. 

Fast forward several years and we remain a 100% Australian and female owned consultancy offering both HR and recruitment services. Our team has grown significantly and so has our client base, but what has not changed is how we work with clients. As a business built on solid, trusting relationships, we pride ourselves on our personal approach to everything we do, that keeps our clients’ best interest in mind every step of the way. That coupled with our unrivalled industry experience makes us the first choice in HR and recruitment support for heavy industry employers. 

Unrivalled industry experience

Our team has been providing customised HR solutions for heavy industry for over 4 decades. Our unrivalled experience in the industry is both extensive and varied, covering all levels, from the coalface through to the senior management level. We are experienced in interacting with everyone across the heavy industry space, and relate well to people from all walks of life, from those on the ground to those in the boardroom.

As the leaders in HR for heavy industry, you can rest assured that we know the ins and outs of your industry and understand your unique team, challenges and opportunities.

We would be delighted to discuss how we can support your business. Contact our team today for an obligation-free discussion.

Our Values

Our Approach

The Edwards HR approach is simple: the right people + the right process = profit. We provide solutions that fit you and your specific requirements to improve your bottom line. We tailor our service delivery to meet your individual business needs and simplify HR.

However our approach is not just about who we are and how we approach HR solutions. It’s also about who we are not. We’re not about locking you into 3-5 year contracts, hassling you with frequent sales calls or impersonal service delivery that feels like you’re contacting a call centre. We deliver people-focused HR solutions with strong relationships at the forefront. 

Learn more about our approach today – it’s what makes us stand out from the rest to deliver the service that you need while making your life easier in the process.

Brisbane-based, servicing Brisbane, Queensland and beyond

Based in Brisbane, we provide HR and recruitment services to business owners, managers, and HR teams, in Brisbane, Queensland, and beyond. Our agile team can assist you from wherever you need us to be; our office, the boardroom, on a phone or video call, or on-site at your location. We have clients Australia-wide. 

Our Memberships & Affiliations

Book a free consultation

We offer a free 30-minute HR consultation and a review of your existing employment agreement, along with our no-obligation recommendations.

Need HR assistance for other industries? No problem!

While we are the experts in heavy industry and related industries, we do also have many clients and experience, in white-collar, professional, and other industries. HR best practices and legislation apply across all industries, and we are well-equipped to support the needs of all business sectors and sizes, both private and public.

Some other industries we have worked with most frequently include:

  • Accountants
  • Marketing consultants
  • NDIS providers
  • Nursing
  • Cleaning
  • Event Management