GJB Principal Glenn Barnett
received the award in front of 150 accounting peers and industry sponsors.
As part of his acceptance speech, Glenn dedicated the award to his late father Geoff Barnett who founded the business in 1979 and established the culture that is enjoyed by the team to this day.
Glenn took over the reins four years ago, "I knew from the outset that this was the category we needed to enter so it was a matter of documenting all the initiatives we have in place to make our business a desirable place to come and work every day," says Glenn. "It's all down to Dad; it's his legacy which we keep alive today. It was an added bonus to be recognised on our first attempt."
PAN Director Colin Dunn
says, "G J Barnett & Associates' submission for this award was found to be so compelling by the judges because it was supported by glowing testimonials from several very long-standing team members who clearly love working there."
"The PAN conference is not about technical learning. We attend as business owners wanting new ideas and insights on how to run a better accounting business," says Glenn. "PAN's conference is a stand-out in our industry, and the awards evening was a fun way to spend some down time with industry colleagues and end the week on a high note."
"GJB is proud to have such a long-standing team and believes that this is testament to the quality of our workplace. The knock-on effects for our business are innumerable, not only in the quality of our work, but in the unique culture that makes our firm a wonderful place to work."
Katrina and Glenn accept their award on behalf of GJB