Kearney Group is bringing truly integrated advice to Fitzroy.

8 December 2021 Read time: 2 min

Goodbye Audrey.
G’day Kearney Group Fitzroy.


For 15 years, Abbotsford’s iconic Skipping Girl Vinegar warehouse has been home.

In this time, we’ve seen ups and downs, highs and lows, fads come and go, and the world of work change dramatically.

To position ourselves for the next leg of our journey, our team is on the move. And, we cannot wait to welcome you to our new office in Smith Street, Fitzroy.

“We’re all feeling pretty nostalgic,” say Kearney Group’s Founder and CEO, Paul Kearney.

“The Skipping Girl building has been our home through most of our business’ adult life. We’re all sorry to be saying goodbye to Little Audrey and this truly iconic location, though we’re really looking forward to a new adventure.”

Find us online, whilst we relocate.


Whilst our Abbotsford office is closed to visitors, Kearney Group is open for business.

“We don’t anticipate any interruption to client services during this transition,” says Paul.

“We’ve been working remotely for the better part of two years. So, both our clients and our team members are used to managing relationships and our advice processes – regardless of where they’re working, living or locking down,” he adds.


Tech plus flex equals pivot success.


Kearney Group’s leadership, particularly in the technology space, allowed the firm to move to full working from home arrangements in only a few hours when the COVID situation began to seriously deteriorate in March 2020.

James Lewis, the firm’s Business Systems Development Manager, notes the firm’s “leading technologies and commitment to flexible work” allowed Kearney Group to quickly pivot.

“We not only made the transition to WFH smoothly, we were able to get right back to helping our clients; many of whom were seriously concerned and struggling” through the early days of the pandemic.


The face of work has changed.


Over the past two years, how we work has changed; and Kearney Group is tipping it’s a change for the long haul.

“We were certainly moving towards flexible arrangements for our team, even before COVID,” says Paul, “though the pandemic did speed up our timelines. It’s now hard to imagine having 60 people in office, day-in-day-out, ever again,” he adds.

Jen Purnell, the firm’s People Partner, notes that many professional services firms have been quick to return to office. Kearney Group, however, has committed to supporting hybrid arrangements into the future.

“Through COVID, we’ve seen that our clients have been well supported. Our people remain productive, even whilst working from home. Many of our team members have taken the opportunity to move closer to family, and make a green change or sea change. So it’s been very positive from a lifestyle perspective for our young team,” says Jen.

Of course, the challenge of balancing remote work, with the need for collaboration and in-person connections remains.

The firm’s move to a more flexible space, provides the perfect solution for this transitional period for the Group, Jen explains.

“It allows both our team and clients to reap the benefits of a world-class office, in an absolutely brilliant location, whilst we find our rhythm as a hybrid remote employer,” she concludes.


More to come in 2022 for Kearney Group Fitzroy.


Kearney Group will announce more about our new location early in the new year. Reopening is expected in mid-February 2022.

In the meantime, you can reach us on +61 3 9428 8822 or by email.

Correspondence can be uploaded via your Portal Account or forwarded to our postal address:

PO Box 3347
Burnley North, VIC 3121


Speak to the team.