AMC Training Centre wins ACT Award 19 September 2013 MYOB Hat trick for new MYOB Partner of the Year award recipient MYOB also celebrates Lifetime Achievement & Newcomer of the Year award winners Victoria-based software consultants Pam Madytianos and Pam Pitt of 2 Peas have been awarded 2013 MYOB Partner of the Year. The coveted accolade recognises a partner’s outstanding achievements and work as a consultant, educator, supporter and advisor of MYOB clients in the previous 12 months. 2 Peas also received the National top sales award. MYOB CEO Tim Reed presented the award to Ms Madytianos and Ms Pitt at the MYOB PartnerConnection gala dinner in Sydney. He said, “2 Peas exemplify the qualities of the business experts in our extensive nationwide MYOB Partner network. Their dedication, proactivity, client-centric attitude and commitment to making life easier for local business owners highlights the difference our partners make for SMEs throughout the country. “We value highly 2 Peas’ continued support for our online solutions and for always advocating MYOB. The two Pams and their team are very deserving of their awards.” 2 Peas co-founder and director Pam Pitt said, “We are very honoured to have been selected as MYOB’s Partner of the Year for 2013 – it is an amazing accolade, especially when there is such an impressive array of talent and experience amongst the MYOB certified consultants. “We believe the next year will be a very exciting one for 2 Peas and MYOB. The move to cloud based accounting is gathering pace, and MYOB is in the great position of delivering the fastest cloud based accounting software in Australia. This will bring a huge number of new cloud users into the market. “The 2 Peas’ team of MYOB consultants, BAS agents, trainers and bookkeepers are ready to help both new and existing MYOB users with this process. Our team can transition clients over to the cloud based software, train clients on the new features, provide advice on best use and provide regular bookkeeping support and BAS reviews. And best of all, we can provide this service for anyone, anywhere with MYOB’s cloud based accounting products. “We believe that it is our ability to provide a total solution, from the initial implementation through to support with day-to-day processing, plus the excellence of our delivery, that has resulted in 2 Peas winning this coveted award.” The Business Minder celebrates MYOB Lifetime Achievement award New South Wales-based certified consultant Maureen Burmeister of The Business Minder is the first recipient of the MYOB Lifetime Achievement award. Ms Burmeister also received a 20 year long-service award. CEO Tim Reed said, “Maureen is a popular and valued member of our partner network. She is highly respected by her peers and is often described as friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Her loyalty to and support for her clients, her fellow partners and MYOB since 1993 is integral to our success. Maureen is a true professional.” Ms Burmeister said, “I am deeply honoured by this special recognition. It has been an enormous pleasure to be part of the ongoing story of the growth of MYOB in Australia. My role as a MYOB Certified Consultant began over 22 years ago when I was involved in the introduction of MYOB to the Australian market. Over all those years, I have been proud to present to my clients business solutions that make their compliance headaches go away. “I have been particularly gratified to have been able to have input into the development of aspects of the product, especially in the areas of payroll and user training forums. I have loved dealing with my many and varied clients, most have been a delight to deal with and some have become life-long friends. “My thanks to MYOB for instituting this Lifetime Achievement Award – for the recognition and the honour you give me but also, as I see it, it recognises the importance of Certified Consultants in the life of MYOB. It’s great to be involved in a cutting edge product that is a market leader with an exciting future.” Brooke’s Books awarded 2013 MYOB Newcomer of the Year Western Australia-based BAS agent and certified consultant Brooke Arnott, owner of Brooke’s Books, is the first Australian-based recipient of the MYOB Newcomer of the Year award. CEO Tim Reed said, “Brooke’s team of passionate and experienced bookkeepers echo her enthusiasm for making life easier for their clients. Their continued development of quality services, strong support for online accounting solutions such as LiveAccounts and robust relationships with clients and fellow bookkeepers are all shining examples of their success. Brooke’s Books has grown significantly since 2009 and we look forward to contributing to their future achievements.” “I am extremely honoured to be awarded the MYOB Newcomer Partner of the Year award,” said Ms Arnott. “My passion for online accounting and my dedication to change the face of bookkeeping has now been reinforced with receiving this award. The last 12 months has given my business vast opportunities of growth by using my initiative and engaging the small business sector to join LiveAccounts and other MYOB products. I am thrilled to be part of such a positive and inspiring company like MYOB and excited to share my ideas and enthusiasm for cloud accounting with the MYOB partner community.” Winners for other MYOB annual awards include: Major awards Top seller National and VIC – Pam Madytianos & Pam Pitt of 2 Peas Top seller ACT – Pam Chilman of Australian Management Control Top seller NSW – David Naar of David Naar Consulting Top Seller NT – Treena Neve of Smartbooks NT Top seller QLD – Leanne Allan of Learn How Software Training Top Seller SA – Marie Whitson of Mybiz.consulting Top Seller TAS – Jenny Forward of Administration Made Easy Top Seller WA – Rob Marshall of Ebiz Solutions Long-service awards An outstanding 90 partners received long-service awards for 20 years, 15 years and 10 years of service. 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