Kevin is currently the Branch Manager at Bendigo Bank Brassall.
He is a results-oriented lending professional and sales manager with over 20 years’ experience at major Australian lending firms. He is a seasoned professional whose honesty and integrity provide for effective leadership and optimal business relationships.
Kevin has outstanding management skills with particular expertise in residential and small business lending. With over 10 years’ experience recruiting, team building and project management with special skills in mentoring and directing sales staff in a challenging fast-paced sales environment.
He is a flexible team player that thrives in environments requiring ability to prioritise and juggle concurrent projects, and that excels at building trusting relationships with customers and colleagues.
Alison has an impressive ability to marry business success with an overwhelming commitment to community. As a prominent Ipswich businesswoman, Alison is the CEO of Human Resource Solutions (Aust.) Pty Ltd.
Alison possesses strong business acumen and a sheer determination to achieve awesome results. She has the ability to influence at various management levels and with all types of people. Her team refers to her as positive and upbeat and maintaining an energy even when faced with the most difficult situations.
As a recruiter Alison uses a business centric approach – she is a strategic thinker who not only adopts a carefully planned and executed recruitment and selection process but pays particular attention to where your organisation wants to be and how she may be able to add value to your organisation. Her experience and focus is in senior and middle management placements across many sectors including accounting, finance, not for profits, aged care, manufacturing, warehousing, logistics and education.
Born and educated in Ipswich, Alison believes in ongoing personal and professional development for not only her 'team' but also herself. Alison is the proud mother of two successful adult children, Travis and Belinda.
Alison maintains a strong commitment to community and to helping the lives of others. She is an active member of the local community, holding a position on the Executive of Ipswich Women’s Development, the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce and the Business Enterprise Centre (Ipswich region). She is a past President of the Zonta Club of West Moreton and still is active in this group along with an active member of Business Chicks, nationally. Alison is also a strong supporter and organiser of many other community activities and fundraising efforts, including Ladies Charity Race Day held annually each March for Ipswich Hospice. She actively assists in fundraising for Kids Helpline and Sunrise Children’s Orphanage in Cambodia.
Alison can be found most weekends/evenings/early mornings - jogging, road cycling, gym work outs or hanging out with family/friends. 'I love dining out, good wine and shopping!'
Giving to others is of utmost importance to Alison - both financially and in time. "Giving is part of the DNA of Human Resource Solutions (Aust.)" and a part of who I am.
Michael Munt, Managing Director of BIZTOPIA business IT specialists, and 2007 Chamber of Commerce Young Business Person of the Year, established his business in 1997.
BIZTOPIA has grown to employ 7 staff (all Ipswich residents) and maintain a client base spread over much of Queensland. BIZTOPIA continues to develop IT related products and services designed with businesses in mind and to keep pace with the changing needs of modern business - including providing clients with fast, secure data storage and access from anywhere, at anytime.
The first 10 years have laid a solid foundation for BIZTOPIA and has shown that Information Technology services based on ethics, values and that are aligned with business goals will be embraced by the business community at large.
Michael is pleased to contribute to the wider business community by supporting local businesses and via his involvement in the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce & Industry as a dedicated sponsor and supporter.
"Community, integrity, and building productive and supportive partnerships through an innovative and solution oriented approach - these values form the foundation of Sammut Bulow."
As founding partner of Sammut Bulow in 1998, Martin Sammut has a wealth of accounting industry experiences as well as dual degrees in Commerce and Economics.
Sammut Bulow is recognised as one of the city's most progressive accountancy firms.
Investing in the community is an important part of Sammut Bulow's approach and is why Martin plays an active role in the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce & Industry and other community organisations.
"I've benefitted from this community and now it's my turn to give something back. This involves supporting local organisations, drawing the best local accounting and business talent to our business, and putting my own investment dollars into the region."
Martin has won the highly prized Ipswich Chamber of Commerce and Industry "Young Business Person of the Year" and the University of Queensland "Young Alumnus of the Year" Awards.
Matthew Allison, having been born and educated in Ipswich, is a well known member of the Ipswich Business community. Matthew is also a husband and father to two young children.
Having attended Ipswich Grammar School, Matthew completed his Bachelor Electronic Commerce at UQ Ipswich and is also a member of the Institute of Charted Accountants.
Matthew's experience stems from having worked in both the public practice and commercial environment. He has worked for local accounting firms and was the CFO of the Friendly Care Pharmacy group throughout Ipswich, Brisbane, Gold Coast & North Queensland.
Currently working for Sammut Bulow Accountants, Matthew is providing taxation, valuation and business mentoring services to the clients of Ipswich and surrounding areas.
Extensive overseas travel didn't dull Naomi George's passion for her home town and so she left those adventures behind to head back to Ipswich. Initially working as a real estate agent, Naomi saw through new eyes all that Ipswich has to offer.
Now living adjacent to Ipswich's CBD with partner Michael Melling and their three children in a beautifully restored Queenslander, Naomi loves the convenience of services, sporting venues and business needs so close to hand.
Naomi and Michael's business Province Modern Country, located in Ipswich's historic Top of Town Precinct, was born out of a desire to offer a range of home and designer products of unprecedented quality and style. As a supplier, importer and manufacturer, Naomi's collections combine authentic antique, vintage and reproduction statement pieces from Europe, Asia, America and Australia.
Naomi is very proactive in her advocacy for Top of Town's potential and working with other local enterprises as part of the Top of Town Committee, Naomi believes strong and targeted promotion of the area will pay great business dividends.
Naomi is honoured to be on the Board of the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is looking forward to working towards a great future for Ipswich.
With more than 30 years involved in Business initially with a home based operation moving on to International Marketing and Tourism companies, Tony also has been the Group Corporate Services General Manager of Alphaone Pty Ltd in Australia.
Tony has spent ten years working in Ireland & England developing businesses,
business incubators and mentoring programs for small businesses, during that time Tony won an award in the EU for the work that he did.
Tony has been an advocate for small business ever since. He has also served as
Director of Finance and Administration for over ten years with Surf Life Saving Central Coast.
The Business Enterprise Centre Ipswich Region has been in the top five Regional BEC’s in Australia and Tony has been nominated as the best BEC Manager in Australia.
Tony is currently a Member of:
- Australian Institute of Management
- Australian Institute of Company Directors
- Economic Development Australia
- Business Enterprise Australia, Queensland Board Member
- GIBIN panel member
- Ipswich Logan KEW committee member