Catherine Freemantle has been a contract employee of this firm on several occasions as her family commitments permitted but has more recently returned to us in mid-2016. Originally she started work with us July 2006 for several years until the birth of her second child when she left to focus on raising a family whilst operating their Maryborough farm. A graduate from Melbourne University in 1997, she has experience in public practice as well as her own small retail business selling children’s clothing over a 10 year period. This was initially online and then from a traditional shopfront in Melbourne and the exposure has given her an invaluable insight to how a small business operates at the coalface and what issues they face including various software to consider prior to setup. Her practical advice is of great benefit to our clients considering starting up in business combined with her ability to identify any problem in a succinct fashion. Catherine has researched and implemented the Xero software into our firm and trains both our staff and clients in the user friendly benefits of this software.