Our Story

Our firm was created from a family owned business. We understand how families in business work, think and act.

Westcourt helps to make businesses, and the families that own them, become great.

We understand the unique challenges and opportunities that face a family running a business.  We understand the conflicts, the opportunities, the drivers and the ways that families in business transact and operate.  By keeping our focus targeted we can give great advice so a family owned business will become the best possible fit.

To us, a family in business is not just about business.  We love the long term relationships with families in business who are creating opportunity and seeing how they change.  Our value driver is so much more than just revenue for the next six months. The real value to us is in long-term business relationships – 15 year and 20 year relationship.  So we take the time to invest in you. We listen and find out what people really need, then we apply our expertise to make it happen.

Our History

Our History

We know from personal experience how challenging it can be to build a business, and we understand first hand the stresses faced by families who own businesses. The lessons we have learned mean that we can really relate to our clients, and have the practical experience to help them grow their business.

Our first five clients are still with us today, which we believe speaks volumes about the strong relationships we develop with our clients. We are proud of our history and the positive affiliations we have with our clients and staff, and look forward to helping many more businesses and their family owners go from strength to strength in the future.

Westcourt was founded by Ross Forrester in 1998, with Craig Seddon coming on board in 2001. From the early days in a single sub-leased cubicle with no door and a business card taped to the wall, we have grown to become a thriving advice business in beautiful East Perth with 18 successful and experienced team members.

Mission and Vision

Vission Mission

Our vision is for family owned businesses to be the primary driver of profits, innovation and employment in Australia.

We want to be the catalyst for that change. Good families running great businesses that leave a lasting and permanent legacy.

Our Team

Our people are our greatest asset. We carefully select all our staff to offer our clients an outstanding team with a range of expertise and targeted solutions for their situation.

ROSS FORRESTER

DIRECTOR PRIVATE BUSINESS AND TAXATION STRUCTURING

CRAIG SEDDON

DIRECTOR PRIVATE BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT ADVISORY

John Finnegan

Senior Advisor

Mel Clayton

Senior Advisor

Alfredo Castronuevo

Senior Advisor

Amrat Karsan

Senior Advisor

Gavin Van Der Linden

Senior Advisor

Shu Xia

Senior Advisor

Adam Stannett

Advisor

Antonia Edmondson

Advisor

David Hewitt

Advisor

Ivy Yang

Advisor

JUNE HUGHES

PRACTICE MANAGER

CASSIE KINNANE

ADMIN SUPPORT

Affiliations

Intuit Quickbooks
Wolters Kluwer AU
The Executive Connection (TEC) Australia and New Zealand
Chartered Accountants ANZ
The Tax Institute
Family Business Australia
GGi Independent Member
XERO Gold Partner
SMSF Specialist
CrunchBoards

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