Our Philosophy

SME Gateway connects our clients to the best project delivery and expert capability across Australia specialising in professional technical services. Our extensive demonstrated ability to deliver quality outcomes and continuously provide the wide range of experienced personnel from our SMEs makes ‘SME Gateway’ unique. These SMEs cover many disciplines including project management, professional engineers, ICT, business management and other technical staff, etc.


Our clients’ requirements are often unique calling for both a deep understanding of their environment but also the specialist and sometimes niche skills and experience to deliver the outcomes necessary. The SME Gateway Membership provides this fundamental input to our client’s capability providing service excellence that reflects real value for money and market commitment.


Our SMEs are lean, agile, capable and innovative in both conducting business and providing solutions to difficult problems. Government and commercial clients benefit from the SME value with a reliable, timely and efficient service that is embedded in every contract with SME Gateway. Success is a vital aspect of our business process for both our SMEs and clients, bringing all parties together to provide real value and a sustainable relationship.

Our Difference

SME Gateway was established in 2003 with a group of 10 committed SMEs. Since that time, SME Gateway has delivered major ongoing project outcomes and provided resources that continue to meet client needs. The SME Gateway model enables SME Members to access government panels and deliver their services under their own company name and brand.


We have over 400 Members providing a unique collection of capability and professional services that we integrate and deliver to our clients as the need arises. Accordingly, our team is constantly assessing how we are able to enhance the value that we provide to our Membership community and our clients.

We have access to 14 government panels thus providing a contractual vehicle to respond to the numerous requests from our clients. As part of our role we assist in the preparation of responses to maximise the chance of success and enable Members to benefit from our market intelligence.

SME Gateway is ISO 9001 certified with a delivery model developed over many years of experience leveraging our relationships with our clients. Our model is a value proposition built on reliability and value first that we are able to offer to both our clients and SMEs alike.

SME Gateway is part of FTS Group, a federated group of IT services businesses operating throughout Australia and New Zealand. For more information on the FTS Group companies visit the FTS Group website.

Board of Directors

Stuart Althaus

Gary Allan

Hugh Howell

Shan Kanji

Leadership Team

Stuart Althaus
Chief Executive Officer

Colin Ashman
Business Development Executive

Peter Madden
General Manager

Carissa Thomson
Operations and Quality Manager