Exciting News!

Times are changing and so is Southern Business Solutions!

Happy New Year to you,


I hope you have had some safe and enjoyable holidays.
I’m writing to share some very positive news. On the 31st of January 2022, Southern Business Solutions will become part of a great and much larger South Australian financial services business, Rowe Partners Accounting & Business Advisors.


Southern Business Solutions has been a wonderful and extremely rewarding business to be involved in and I’ve enjoyed the relationships we’ve built over the decades. The time has come to make personal changes as Naomi and I start our next chapter with a more concentrated focus on our growing financial planning business Southern Finance Solutions.


We’ve known many of you for a long time and some for over 30 years! So, please know that this was a carefully considered decision made with your interests in mind. I feel very confident we’ve chosen the right firm and that this change will deliver many benefits to you and all SBS clients.


Established in 1989, Rowe Partners are a CPA Practice with 5 Partners, offices in Port Augusta, Port Pirie, Modbury, and
Murray Bridge employing over forty-five staff and servicing many thousands of businesses and personal tax clients
throughout South Australia and interstate. In my view, they can offer a far greater range of services and capacity than our current capability. As Xero Platinum Partner Champions with full online capability, their approach to accounting is more advanced. They offer fast, efficient and affordable e-tax options, personalised accounting services in a Covid-safe
environment. Rowe Partners are experts in tax, tax planning, new business setup, working with businesses of all sizes and all industries. In addition, they have a bookkeeping division and a successful financial planning division, providing a complete one-stop business solution.


Patrick Connolly will head up Rowe Partners Christies Beach office. He and his wife Shereen see a new life in Christies
Beach as offering an ideal future for their family citing the wonderful beach lifestyle, close knit community feel, quality
housing, shopping, great schools, and other facilities as key drivers for their decision to relocate. Patrick has over 25 years of professional accounting experience, is a member of the Australian Tax Institute, the Institute of Public Accountants, a certified Xero Advisor and an SMSF Specialist Advisor. Along with his Partners, he is progressive and offers a visionary, no nonsense approach. You are in expert hands!


Most of the current Southern Business Solutions team will become part of the Rowe Partners team which will ensure
continuity and a smooth transition. I will also remain for a while to support the transition. We look forward to introducing you to Patrick, Shereen and a couple of other fresh faces from the 31st of January. We are still maintaining caution with the current surge in COVID cases and have minimised face-to-face appointments, please feel free to drop work in or make calls. We can also provide video calls as needed.


For more information about Rowe Partners please visit www.rowepartners.com.au. You can start getting to know Rowe
Partners too by liking their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/rowepartners).


I sincerely thank you all for your business, your loyalty, and your friendship over these past years. Naomi and I look forward to seeing you along the beach or around town. There will be minimal disruption to you, however we will be in touch again in the coming weeks to address outstanding housekeeping matters. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me if you have any queries.


Warmest regards and keep safe and well,
Jason Ellis

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