Client Focus: Accounting for Restaurant and bar Buckley's Entertainment Center
By: Sky Accountants
Buckley's in Geelong opened in 1993 and has grown into one of the largest and most popular clubs in Victoria. It was first developed to assist local football leagues and football clubs and first opened with a 140 seat Bistro, TAB, Bar Lounge and a Gaming Room. Today, it has become the entertainment hub in Geelong employing in excess of 90 staff.
According to Michael Tonks, CEO of Buckley's Entertainment Center, he has used the services of Jamie Johns and the Sky Accountants team for over eight years.
"They're not just a tax agent, they're business professionals that put your business in a new direction. Having worked in hospitality myself for 30 years, I've worked with numerous accountants and accounting companies. The guys are different with regards to their whole business structure and how they structured my own business. We went from Buckley's that's a business to a multi-million dollar profitable business," Michael says.
"Jamie has given me advice on restructuring our whole business from cash flow forecasting to profit and loss and to obtaining a better bottom line. Due to the brilliant nature, they're doing my own personal tax and tax of many of my individual employees. He's not just a tax agent, he's someone who will help your whole business. Jamie and the boys are fabulous at doing it. If you simply want someone to do your tax, go somewhere else! If you want someone to look after and specialise in improving your business, go to the guys in Ballarat. They are very positive people and have a whole new approach."
Through diverse marketing strategies, Buckley's has developed into a real success story in the region. Since its inception it has added a 300-seat auditorium, alfresco dining area, touch screen TV's, private dining and special occasion areas, among others.
Buckley's also purchased the 61-room motel Mid City Warrnambool, which has been transformed into a modern day stylish accommodation.
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