Everything you need to know about us

H E L L O !

Who We Are

In 2015, Grant McWhirter decided to move from Scotland to Australia. He spent two years working in a variety of sectors throughout Melbourne, identifying digital transformation strategies tailored to each business. Once the solutions had been implemented and results were showing; Grant realised that there was an opportunity to add real value to businesses and government organisations. At the start of 2017, Grant launched Digital First through the desire to help businesses utilize modern digital technology across all business functions. It was a one man driven company, located in the heart of Melbourne's CBD. Today, the company continues to grow as Grant brings on more expertise into his team and working with a range of clients enables a diverse number of services offered.  Digital First provides consultancy and implements change in organisations who are moving operations into new technology platforms. Customer focus, innovation and optimization are at the forefront of the services offered. Digital First understands that each business is different and extra care is needed to succeed.

Culture

We intentionally base ourselves in a communal building in Melbourne and so we are surrounded by many other start-ups. Digital First enjoy collaborating with other businesses and we also love to socialise, so this working environment is perfect.  

 

Diversity

Digital First understand that creating a diverse team of talented individuals is critical to creating the best solutions for our Clients. We ensure that our team resonates a diverse and inclusive culture.

 

Community

We strongly believe in promoting education, supporting local charities and helping social economy enterprises. We want to give back to the community and contribute to a better future for all.

 

Eco-Friendly

We are a digital first organisation (pardon the pun) therefore we believe in going fully digital as it reduces our carbon footprint. Our team supports the City of Melbourne’s Environmental Sustainability Initiatives by going paperless, recycling, power saving, using resources efficiently and so much more!

 


Meet Our Team

Digital First is a growing business, we work in partnership with a variety of consultancies and freelancers to help us deliver the best value to our Clients. Our core team is based in Melbourne, get to know us below:

Grant McWhirter

Director/Principal Consultant

Grant is a specialist in Digital Strategy and Implementation, focusing both on the client’s digital requirements across all business functions and the timely delivery of quality products. He approaches projects with a “let’s get it done” attitude and values the need for effective implementation that realises business benefit with maximum output. Bringing both entrepreneurial and corporate experience, Grant seeks to innovate and utilise evolving technology, while also being respectful of operational capacity.

During his career, Grant has worked in a range of industry sectors including: Local Government, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Creative Industries, Education and Social Enterprise. Grant is a recognised leader in digital strategy and has worked on multiple implementation projects at an international level. His area of expertise lies in; analysing, designing and implementing solutions that focus on improving business process through automation/workflow, document control and compliance.

Grant is the technical mind in Digital First, he is responsible for digital strategy, solution design and technical implementation.

Grant is passionate about music and has previously set up social enterprises working in the community of young musicians. He is always thinking about technology and has several start-ups on the go. On the odd occasion, when he isn’t working, he enjoys a game of golf and socialising with likeminded people.

Lucy Richards

Marketing Manager

Lucy is a specialist in Marketing Strategy and Events Management, she has worked for a range of Clients to achieve cost efficient, innovative and successful outcomes. Lucy understands that Client Service should be at the forefront of any business and will tailor her services to be personalised and brand focused. Lucy has also worked in the Financial Services sector which has enabled her to build strong skills, such as: team building, time management, client service, project management and risk awareness.

Lucy is the creative component of Digital First; she creates the interesting web content, designs websites and works on the evolving marketing strategy of the company.

Lucy is passionate about cooking and trying new flavours; she writes frequently on her food blog and is very active on social media promoting the exciting dishes she has tried. She also loves to travel as learning about cultures and meeting new people is so inspiring.

Digital Transformation has morphed from a trend to a central component of modern business strategy.

Forbes, 2017