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Managing Directors Website message – June 2017

Has the first part of the year flown by for you? It certainly feels that way for me. I love to keep busy and I’m always thinking of ways to improve Kennerlys and the services we offer our clients, but I also appreciate taking some time out to sit down and meet with clients and staff over a coffee. You might have read my blogs about my “10,000 coffees” goal. As part of my 10 year plan to develop Kennerlys into an integrated, go-to firm for financial planning, advisory, lending, accounting and tax services -- while remaining highly in-tune with its clients’ evolving needs -- I set a goal to connect with current and prospective clients, staff, business partners and community and industry peers and leaders over the course of 10,000 coffees. I love helping clients plan and achieve their business and personal wealth goals and help them find solutions to challenges -- so let’s get together soon for a chat over coffee and see how Kennerlys can be your go-to team.

As you probably know Kennerlys not only cares about and supports its valued clients and staff, but we also support the community in which we live. I want to share some news about our work with the West Australian Ballet and the recent presentation of the 2017 Kennerlys Young Artist Scholarship to Emily Seymour -- a dedicated, focused and talented young artist with the WA Ballet. We love helping make people’s dreams come alive and look forward to watching Emily dance towards her dream.

While I’m on the topic of charitable, community support I will be sleeping outside on a winter’s night for my seventh annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout on June 22 to raise awareness and much needed funding for homelessness in Australia. It’s hard to believe that over 100,000 people still sleep rough in our country each night - many of these people were hardworking folks like us who’ve fallen on tough times and need short term help to get back on track. Thanks to all our generous clients, staff and business peers who’ve supported me in this worthy cause in the past. Check out my page and make a donation to help me achieve my fundraising goal this year. Any amount is helpful, tax deductible and will give you that feel-good vibe.

And just before I sign off, thank you so much for making Count By Kennerlys hugely successful in less than one year since its launch. This free, online app – of which 70 percent of our clients are already using – enables you to store, receive and send financial documents securely and quickly to and from Kennerlys from any device you use, any where and any time. So if you want to Count By Kennerlys, call our office or drop us an email and we’ll set you up.

Until next time, keep safe, busy and keep in touch,

Lejo Ouwendyk
Kennerlys Managing Director


2013 BRW Client Choice Awards

KENNERLYS was announced the Best Accounting Firm (Revenue: less than $50 million) in the 2013 BRW Client Choice Awards on Wednesday 13th March 2013.

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