Garry Burton, CEO of Goldenwest Business Group, began his career in the Financial Services Industry in 1987 with Colonial Mutual Life, where he worked as an insurance agent initially then progressing to Assistant District Manager.
19th September 1991 saw Garry establish Golden West Services Pty Ltd, a multi agency risk insurance and superannuation business. In 1993 he added financial planning to the business through a franchise with RetireInvest. The business then moved to the IRIS Financial Group Ltd and began trading as Goldenwest Financial Solutions in March 2007.
On the 1st August 2011 we joined Hillross Financial Services Ltd as a Corporate Authorised Representative. The financial planning business has continued to grow with the majority of new clients coming by word of mouth and referral.
In January 2012 we made the decision to become a referral only practice. This meant we would only take new clients if they were referred to us by an existing client or by one of the organisations we have a referral alliance with. Then we recognised the need for our own accountancy and business advisory practice, which saw us team up with Mark Potter and on the 10th June 2014 Personal Best Accounting was established.
We then further expanded the accounting practice through an alliance with Greg Deacon from Nyngan to open Deacon Accounting in Cobar. A major focus of our business has always been to exceed our clients expectations. With this on mind we were noticing a significant number of clients asking about accounting and taxation services. Accounting is also very closely aligned to financial planning.
Again, through a number of our clients requiring Centrelink assistance or asking about retirement living and aged care facility fees, we once again decided to open our own division to deal with the growing area of needs. On 5th May 2015, we launched Goldenwest Aged Care Information Service.
On the 13th June 2015 during a strategic planning day, at which every single staff member attended, we saw the need for an umbrella company to bring all the divisions together, and Goldenwest Business Group was born.
In 2017 we will again expand our offering to include Finance and Mortgages with Shane Harris becoming an Accredited Mortgage Consultant.
Goldenwest Business Group an easily accessible business with multiple divisions to ensure looking after our clients’ financial needs and goals is a simple process for each and every client.