We are HR consultants who uniquely specialise in HR for heavy industry and other related professional services, including:

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

We’re experienced in helping businesses 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 huge gap in the HR consulting market, with heavy industry businesses struggling to find HR specialists who understand the intricacies and requirements of their sector. With a wealth of experience, a background in human resources specifically for heavy industry, and a personal history of being surrounded by trucks, earthmoving gear, warehouses, supply chain experts and tradespeople from a young age, Emma decided it was time to fill that gap.

Unrivalled industry experience

We have 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.

Need HR assistance for other industries? No problem!

While we are the experts in HR for 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 applies across all industries, and we are well-equipped to support the needs of all business sectors and sizes.

Some other industries we have worked with most frequently include:

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

Brisbane-based, servicing Brisbane, Queensland and beyond

Based in Brisbane, we provide HR and consulting 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.

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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.

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 in 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 a personal approach.

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.