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Create, Protect, Promote – IWAF Networking Event

February 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$30 - $50

Thinking of starting or developing a business? The Ireland WA Forum is hosting an informational evening and networking event focused on just that!

We have 3 guest speakers presenting on the night, each speaker will provide a brief overview on these three important areas of setting up or developing a business:

Create – Anna O’Brien, Principal Tax – Grant Thornton

Anna is a Tax Principal at Grant Thornton Perth.

She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a Certified Tax Advisor with the Tax Institute and a Registered Tax Agent.  Anna has over 20 years’ experience in public practice and senior corporate roles.  This experience coupled with her hands on approach means she assists clients in a practical way to achieve their goals.  Anna’s core expertise includes business structuring, in particular, assisting clients to set up operation in Australia, corporate tax compliance, Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT), remuneration taxes and expatriate taxation. Anna also specialises in tax diligence for clients wishing to buy or sell a business.

Protect – Vicki Buckley, In House Counsel – Your Legal HQ

Vicki is originally from Cork, married with two kids  Hannah 5, Jack 3.

Vicki  worked for 8 years as a Barrister mainly on Circuit before coming to Australia.  She was admitted to practice in Australia some seven months after arriving.  Given Vicki’s experience as a Barrister, her role at Your Legal HQ is In House Counsel, acting in all litigation matters in the firm.  Vicki deals with commercial litigation, general litigation, trade disputes, debt recovery, company disputes, partnership agreement disputes just to name a few.  Vicki works together with her Irish colleague Lindsay Ahearn who also has much experience practising as a Solicitor both in WA and in Ireland.

Promote – Laura Treacy – Beau Belle Lifestyle Solutions

Laura hails from Kilkenny and has lived in Perth for nearly 5 years.

She started Beau Belle Lifestyle Solutions in May 2016 as she wanted to help business owners with their online strategy, email marketing and basically anything that challenges them in the day to day running of their business… apart from financial stuff… she doesn’t have a head for figures!
Her career started in primary school when she was chief phone answerer and shredding queen every Saturday. She was immersed in the family business and worked in it until she moved to Australia when she was 23.

The usual networking opportunities will be available before and after the information session.

Event Details

Date:                         February 09th 2017

Time:                         Doors open at 6:00pm

Location:             Durty Nelly’s – Shafto Lane, 397 Murray St, Perth

Food:                         Finger food from 6:30pm

Cost:                         $30 for one or $50 for two – includes entry fee and finger food


Proudly supported by Irish Families in Perth

Providing Irish emigrants with advice on how to best assimilate into the Western Australian culture and lifestyle. They communicate with their subscribers through social media where topics such as housing, jobs, visa enquiries and social events are covered.


February 9, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$30 - $50
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Durty Nelly’s
Murray Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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