What our clients say about us:
|REGISTERED CLUBS||Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club|
|RETAILING||Priceline Pharmacy, Nowra|
|INDUSTRIAL WHOLESALERS||Refrigeration and Air Supplies|
|EDUCATION AND DISABILITY SERVICES||Noah's Ark Centre
CONSTRUCTION Edwards Constructions
Edwards Constructions Managing Director Sam Edwards (left) with Partner Kade Wallace at one of the company's major construction projects.
'Edwards Constructions has used Booth Partners as our accountants for more than 30 years, so the two businesses have grown together. We started out as a building company operating from the back of a ute, and have grown into a company dealing with major construction projects like schools, hospitals and clubs.
'Often major construction projects involve tricky financial negotiations, and it is vital to get the financial model right. That's where Booth Partners comes in. They have evolved into much more than our accountants. They are also our business advisors and act as our CFO (Chief Financial Officer). Their advice builds on our experience in the construction industry, and helps us ride the ups and downs.
'We also combine with Booth Partners to provide a very good package to the clubs industry for clubs that are considering major renovations. We do the building and (partner) Kade Wallace provides the financial advice.'
Edwards Constructions operates at the top end of the construction industry, specialising in large public buildings such as schools, hospitals and court houses. One of the company's best known recent projects is the spectacular Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre in Nowra. The company has offices in Batemans Bay, Nowra, Wollongong and Coffs Harbour.
REGISTERED CLUBS Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club
Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club General Manager Neil Bayo (right) with Partner David Murphy at the club's state-of-the-art indoor bowls centre.
'Booth Partners service around 30 clubs, so they have a great depth of knowledge of our industry which is very important. We are always confident in asking them questions, because we know we can rely completely on the information they provide about our industry.
'We've been with Booth Partners since 2002, and have always found them extremely friendly and cordial. We have a very good relationship with David Murphy and the other partners.'
Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club is one of the biggest registered clubs in regional NSW. It has 17,000 members and outstanding facilities, including an international-standard indoor bowling centre that regularly hosts international matches.
RETAILING Priceline Pharmacy, Nowra
Priceline Pharmacists George Parker (left) and Lance Sewell, with Partner Doris James (second from left) and her team manager Kerry-Anne Norman.
'Booth Partners have been our accountants for 30 years, so we're obviously happy with the services they provide, as well as their dependability and their upfront approach. They are much more than our accountants - they are also our business and management consultants, and our taxation planners. We can't speak highly enough of the level of professional service we receive.
'We've worked with (partner) Doris James for 10 years, and have found her to be an outstanding accountant. She provides very positive advice on many aspects of our operations and finances, and ways to improve our business. But more than that, she is also the go-between who negotiates with banks and other organisations on our behalf to secure the best deals. We just leave that kind of thing to Doris. She is a great negotiator and really knows her stuff, so it is much better to have her negotiate on our behalf than do it ourselves.
'And Doris has excellent support staff. Her team leader Kerry-Anne Norman always sits in our meetings with Doris, so she knows our business really well too.'
Priceline Pharmacy in Junction Street, Nowra is one of the Shoalhaven's largest and most successful pharmacies, employing 35 people.
SURF CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES Ocean & Earth
Ocean & Earth CEO Brian Cregan (left) with Partner Tony Federici in the company's warehouse.
'When we established Ocean & Earth close to 30 years ago, Booth Partners came with a strong family recommendation. My father Tom had a caravan park at Sussex Inlet and had always used Booth Partners as his accountants, and he advised me to do the same.
'Our partnership has been a good one. Booth Partners have certainly kept pace as our business has grown, and continue to provide all our accounting and auditing requirements. In fact, nearly all the financial aspects of Ocean & Earth are run through Booth Partners, and we often turn to (partner) Tony Federici for advice.'
Founder and CEO
Ocean & Earth is an international surf clothing and accessories company based in Sussex Inlet. From humble beginnings, it has grown into a major player in the surfwear industry around the world with annual turnover exceeding $20 million.
INDUSTRIAL WHOLESALERS Refrigeration and Air Supplies
Partner Kade Wallace (left) with RAS Managing Director Col Graham.
'Booth Partners have been our accountants since 1992, so we're obviously happy with the association. It's easy to talk to them and get the information we need to run our business properly.
'We also appreciate their quick turnaround on our work. They certainly meet all our targets.'
Refrigeration and Air Supplies (RAS)
Refrigeration and Air Supplies is a small-medium enterprise based in Wollongong. It is a wholesaler to companies that install refrigeration and airconditioning systems.
HOTELS Berry Hotel
Partner Doris James at the Berry Hotel with part-owner Jeff Evans.
'We're very impressed with the way (partner) Doris James has helped us structure our owners' partnership at the hotel. She obviously has a lot of experience in the liquor industry and has been very helpful setting up our business partnership and providing specialist business advice.
'And being local, Doris can easily drop over when we need her advice.'
The beautifully renovated historic Berry Hotel is a flagship hospitality property in the popular South Coast tourist town of Berry.
EDUCATION AND DISABILITY SERVICES Noah's Ark Centre
Partner Tony Federici outside the Noah's Ark centre with CEO Ginger O'Brien.
'We work with a number of government departments and funding bodies, all of which have different reporting requirements. Booth Partners gives us the knowledge and support we need to fulfil all our requirements, and then some. For example, our auditing guidelines are very strict but Booth Partners do it to international standards, so there is never a problem.
'The continuity and stability at Booth Partners is also valuable for us. They have people who know our business well, so we know if we need a quick response they can always provide it. We trust the people who are looking after us, and know they will be there when we need them.'
Chief Executive Officer
The Noah's Ark Centre is an early intervention organisation catering for children under school age with disabilities. It caters for 280 children in the Shoalhaven at centres in Nowra, Ulladulla and Wreck Bay Aboriginal community.