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"Ben has been the absolute backbone of our start up beer venture Steel City. From our inception, Ben has proven to be a voice of reason, providing sound personal and professional advice on nearly every aspect of business from structure, strategy, governance as well finance and accounting. We've never been let down or left waiting for answers and feel very fortunate to have a Ben and his team as a core parts of Steel City. I look forward to a long term relationship with Johnston Advisory".

- Oliver Semken, Steel City Managing Director


“Johnston Advisory is such a valuable asset to my business. Being a travelling filmmaker they have streamlined my accounting and closely workshopped a company structure that is well suited to my needs. It's a very personalised service, providing amazing accounting and valuable business advice. I really enjoy working alongside Ben and his team.”

- Kai Neville, Film Maker & Director


"Ben Johnston is an amazing accountant and leader in this space.

Over the past 10 years Ben has been instrumental in Surfing NSW's financial structure and systems as well as our overall business growth. Surfing NSW and the sport of Surfing would not be in the position we are today without Ben's support and contribution. Our non-for-profit state sporting body is an organisation which is comprised of a complex variety of income, expenses, government reporting and many stakeholders to be report to. We have always had the support from Ben no matter what the job was at hand.

Ben's guidance and business advice has been world class. He has supported with more than just financial advice but key governance advice, sport and athlete advocacy, IP & trademark support as well as provided partnerships and presented new opportunities to surfing.

Ben is always there on the end of the phone and has worked tirelessly to support our organisation. Ben drove innovation to Surfing NSW to assist the transition of 50 years of accounts to switch to cloud based Xero accounting system with great education to surround it. There is always additional support and advice offered for our individual staff members when required with their own accounting and financial needs.

Recently with COVID19 pandemic there was a great deal of financial pressure on our organisation like most globally. We required a very detailed range of understanding the government support,

reporting that came with it. We needed guidance and reassurance from someone to get through that time and for our organisation this was Ben and his team.

We look forward to continuing to work with Johnston Advisory day to day and well into the strategic future to delivery great programs and events for surfing in NSW."

- Luke Madden, Surfing NSW CEO

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