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Helping you navigate the complexities of the construction industry

CopperFox - Your trusted partner for business growth and transformation.

What We Do

At CopperFox, we are committed to helping our clients Build Better Construction Companies.

Our services are specifically tailored to meet the unique needs and challenges of businesses in the construction and infrastructure industry. We understand the pressures that businesses in this industry face, from managing supply chains to resourcing skilled talent and navigating cash flow challenges.

We’ve worked with large Electrical Services companies, Building Maintenance companies, Civil Engineering firms and Builders, helping them firstly secure a foundation for ongoing growth (business & operating structures), but also implementing important processes and procedures that make managing their business more effective and efficient.


We embed ourselves within their management team to provide useful insight, analysis and advice around market trends, performance, risk management and the most effective way to manage and grow the business, analysing the feasibility of options and opportunities along the way. In some cases we have also been involved in preparing a business for sale, not the sale itself as that’s not our area of expertise, but input into how to maximise the enterprise value of the business at the point of sale.

In our experience, critical areas of exposure for Construction sector businesses including the pricing of contracts and managing variations to those contracts; cashflow is a general issue across the sector especially where there is the need for large upfront outlays; and resource management is yet another. Also, often owners and senior managers are embedded in the hectic day to day operational activities of the business, limiting their ability to work on the business as opposed to in it. 


By utilising our comprehensive industry knowledge, real-world experience and team of dedicated business consultants located around the country, we can help shift your focus, dealing with current issues and creating a platform that makes future growth and management of the business easier, including adding innovative, customised solutions to deliver outcomes that have enduring value.

Meet our team of experienced business consultants

We are agile, adaptive, and skilled problem solvers who tailor our business support to your specific needs, to deliver outcomes that have enduring value. 

Our experienced consultants are recognised as proactive, results-oriented leaders who work collaboratively with clients to deliver business growth and outcomes that have enduring value.

As your business consultant, we will navigate our way around obstacles throughout the life cycle of your business while all the time enjoying the lighter moments in celebrating your success, as life is too short not to enjoy the people you work with. 

Managing Partner

Robert Erskine

Rob is co-founder of CopperFox. He has over 30 years’ experience in business and has worked across numerous business sectors including wholesale distribution, manufacturing, services, IT, local and central government.

Rob specialises in: 

  • Business Strategy and Planning

  • Financial modelling, reporting & analysis

  • Transformational Change

  • M&A, Capital raising, and Business restructuring.

m: +64 21 2547169    e:

Managing Partner

Tony Rutherford

Tony is co-founder of CopperFox. He has 30 years of experience in business, the last 10 of which has been spent consulting with private clients. He is a passionate advocate for the gig economy.

Tony specialises in: 

  • Procurement and Supply Chains,

  • Business Strategy and Planning

  • ERP Implementations

  • Transformational Change 

  • Local Government

m: +64 21 222 7792    e:

Data Consultant

Vlad Baskov 

Vlad is a Data Consultant at CopperFox. He has over 10 years’ experience in Data focusing on transformational change, making businesses become data led.

Vlad specialises in: 

  • Cloud Architecture and Infrastructure

  • Data Strategy

  • Data Engineering and Data Science

  • Data Analytics

  • Data Visualisation

  • Transformational Change

m: +64 22 6753874   e:

Digital Consultant

Santosh Dixit

Santosh is a Digital Consultant and Advisor at CopperFox. He has over 20 years’ experience in delivering digital programs, products, and solutions for clients across multiple geographies and sectors.

Santosh specialises in: 

  • Digital Business Strategy and Transformation

  • Defining new business path in Digital age

  • Digital Process Automation (Digitisation)

  • Creating and delivering new Products/ Solutions

  • Cloud Platforms, Data and Analytics


m: +64 210 2780051    e:

Book Your FREE Business Consultation Now

Whether your construction business is chasing aggressive growth or looking to strengthen its resilience in a rapidly changing business environment, your experienced business consultants can help. In our 30-minute call, you will get recommendations for immediate adjustments that will improve the performance and profitability of YOUR construction company.

Commercial Support

Regular and on-demand commercial advice in relation to business performance, financial position, and activities that enhance organisational value. 

Improvement Projects

Prioritised improvement initiatives (things like processes and systems, capital raising or restructures, supply chain management, and others) that deliver enhanced enterprise value.

Big Data Analytics

Structured management of business data that then provides in-depth operational, financial, and customer-centric trends and insights, allowing for more evidence-based decision making. 

Using technologies to enhance existing operating models and value-producing opportunities, thereby improving the overall customer experience. 

Advisory Board

Flexible on-demand access to experienced senior people resources that strengthen and compliments your leadership team and lead to delivering better results.   

Executive Mentoring

Empowered and capable business leaders aligned with each other, to contribute more effectively in delivering on an organisation’s strategy


Working with you to

build a Better Business

At CopperFox, we are all about using commercial intelligence for better business, and we understand that businesses in the construction industry are currently facing various challenges that impact their ability to manage their costs effectively.

Inflation continues to be a significant issue that impacts a company's ability to control expenses. Supply chain management can also be difficult, especially when sourcing materials from overseas. Finding skilled talent is a struggle due to low unemployment rates, and bureaucratic delays can make recruiting overseas talent challenging. Delays in resourcing can hinder project timelines and cause invoicing issues, directly impacting cash flow.

If operating as a sub-contractor, businesses are reliant on the effectiveness of the lead contractor to keep things on track, and delays can have a cascading effect on invoicing and payment. Passing on cost increases can also be difficult, particularly when purchasing materials in advance from overseas, as costs may increase significantly before they are needed.

Our experienced consultants provide customised solutions to help businesses address these challenges and optimise their cost management strategies. From helping with supply chain negotiations, to cash management, and putting together contracts - we can help your construction business grow!

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