Marg Marshall announced as a finalist in The Tax Institute’s RESPECT Awards
On behalf of the Partners and all the WLF team, we extend our congratulations to Marg Marshall on being selected as a finalist in The Tax Institute’s Tax Advisor of the Year Awards, in the category of RESPECT SME 5 – 15 Partners.
The 2021 RESPECT Awards recognise the significant contribution made in tackling the challenges that have been impacting business communities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nominations are judged by an independent expert panel, and the criteria included demonstrating commitment, resilience and innovation in finding solutions.
Marg – who is a Partner, Specialist Tax Advisory and also works across our Business and Personal Advisory division – is honoured to be chosen as a finalist.
“The past 18 to 24 months have presented challenges for businesses across so many sectors, as well as not-for-profit organisations,” says Marg. “While it has been heartbreaking to see people struggling, I have also been very proud of the way in which we have been able to provide support and solutions.”
Marg’s approach to tackling the COVID-19 economic challenge focused on people – particularly our clients and our staff.
“As the uncertainties of COVID became apparent, people were frightened. They were faced with losing their income, worrying about their staff and what the future might look like for their businesses and their families.”
“We embarked on a drive to ensure that every staff member and every client received the information they needed. As stimulus measures and updates were announced our small team distilled the information into easy-to-read material that was delivered straight to our clients’ inboxes.”
“I encouraged our staff to share this information with anyone they knew who was running a business – regardless of where they were located and if they were a client of WLF. I knew we had the expertise and knowledge to help people, and we did this freely. I volunteered my time to assist in facilitating webinars offered through The Tax Institute, and also had the opportunity speak and answer questions on ABC radio.”
“At WLF we have always believed that the success of the firm is based on the success of our clients, and more broadly the Tasmanian business community.”
“Specialist tax advisory is very much a niche area, and our division is a small but dedicated one. I am really very proud of what we have achieved over these difficult times.”
But Marg acknowledges that the difficult times are certainly not over. “The challenges of COVID-19 will continue to affect the business sector for some time yet. We will continue to work closely to support our clients and the Tasmanian community in general. Despite the unprecedented difficulties we have faced over the past 18 months, there are many positives that have come through and I believe we can build on these to create a great future.”