GLOBE is proud to announce the finalists for the GLOBE Community Awards with less than three weeks until we announce winners at the October 17 gala event at Myer Mural Hall.
Community groups, politicians, journalists and even an AFL footballer have made the list of 31 finalists across the ten categories. Special thanks to hard-working judges Farrah Tomazin and Emma Page Campbell, along with review judge The Hon Michael Kirby, who have devoted their time over the past weeks to narrowing down our nominees.
GLOBE President David Micallef is elated with the list of finalists: “Seeing the calibre of the finalists is just amazing. We couldn’t have asked for a better list of candidates for our inaugural Community Awards,” says David.
“To see our community standing up to be recognized, along with community groups, businesses, politicians, journalists and even an AFL footballer, it is a great feeling. It just shows how amazing our community is and I’m glad we are here to help recognise them,” adds David.
For a full list of finalists and tickets, visit www.awards.globemelbourne.com.au
GLOBE catches up with Phillip Richards, Director of Endorphin Wealth Management, Wealth Advisor and GLOBE Member to talk about starting up your business, transitioning from employment and quality financial advice.
Phillip is a financial advisor with more than seven years of experience in the financial advice sector, specialising in everything from self managed super funds, to retirement plans and even tax effective investments that help build long term wealth.
Working with Phillip can help you save for starting a family or buying a house or even to have an investment that could be turned into an income stream to help you become self-employed or move to part time work. Phillip’s expertise is seeing him build a recognisable brand, starting his own company just eight months ago.
Phillip took some time out to meet with GLOBE and talk about what is driving him, how he has found his first eight months of owning a small business and to share some insights into the challenges facing small business owners.
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