It's official. We're opening an office in Brisbane, Australia. Actually, it's inToowong which 5 minutes from downtown Brisbane. We are on level on of the Coronation Place building and our address is 13/10 Benson St, Toowong.
Australia, and especially the Brisbane area, has been good for us. Windward has been represented in Australia for many years by Wright Way Business Systems owned by Phil Wright. Phil has been instrumental in working out the the issues and aspects of our Australian customers. When the need arose to rebuild the office after last years floods in Brisbane, we decided it was time to create a larger presence.
Phil is in charge of Implementation Services and for help with training of both customers and staff. Phil will also be creating training videos, especially targeted at Australia issues to begin with. Simon Wingett will be available for Advanced support and Lawrence Wright is our local business developer. Last but not least, Mark Rutter will be moving to Australia for a year to help with the transition and take on the responsibilities of general manage.
In the new year we will be organizing product and training seminars at our new offices. We've always had a great time getting to know our customers during and after training seminars at our head office, and now, meeting in Brisbane, it's going to be more fun for everyone because there are more choices of places to go after seminars.