Insolvency firm WA Insolvency Solutions (WAIS), a division of Jirsch Sutherland, announced on Wednesday that it has opened a new office in Bunbury, WA, as part of a move to expand its presence in regional Western Australia.
WAIS managing partner Jimmy Trpcevski said the move will help the firm offer better on-the-ground advice to its clients “when they really need it” and strengthen its relationships across the region.
“One of our firm’s key principles is having a local presence and national reach, and this new office — along with our offices in Kalgoorlie and Albany — certainly reinforces that,” Mr Trpcevski said.
“I personally love this vibrant region and one of the most enjoyable parts of my job is catching up with the local community, seeing how they are doing, how the region is doing, and how we can help and value-add.”
The firm will share the new offices with law firm McWilliams Davis Lawyers. Mr Trpcevski said he looks forward to sharing the office with specialists in their fields, like he and his firm are.
He said their businesses will remain independent, though they will, at times, lend expertise to each other’s clients.
Paul McWilliams, partner at McWilliams Davis Lawyers, said WAIS has provided his firm’s clients with guidance on insolvency.
“Over the past decade, WAIS has provided a number of our clients with guidance on insolvency matters, often resulting in them being able to trade their way back to profitability,” Mr McWilliams said.
“Our firm has also assisted WAIS by facilitating the legal components of property and commercial transactions for clients.”
He said he looks forward to working alongside WAIS in cementing their place in the region, where he believes there are opportunities for SMEs.
“We are absolutely looking forward to being involved in the Bunbury and South West business community as a permanent fixture in the region,” he said.
John Buckley is a journalist at Accountants Daily.
Before joining the team in 2021, John worked at The Sydney Morning Herald. His reporting has featured in a range of outlets including The Washington Post, The Age, and The Saturday Paper.