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Terry Bates

Terry Bates


Why he gets up in the morning…

Terry’s original Nickname  was “Teddy Bear” but since having relocated to the idyllic beachside retreat of Woodgate Beach some 10 years ago, he has changed to his preferred nickname “Woodgatebear” as evidenced even by his private email address!

The Bear enjoys the idyllic laid back lifestyle of Woodgate and would rather be seen lounging around in stubbies , T shirt and thongs with a nice cold home brew Coopers Lager in hand than hobnobbing at some swank city restaurant ( not that he doesn’t do that as well every time the offer arises ). Now at 60 years of age one would expect the old bear to slow down somewhat but you would never think that if you saw him blasting around the waters off Woodgate at over 100klms/hour on his jet ski!

Favourite pastimes include ( but are not limited to ) knocking back a coldie , chasing mud crabs around the local area or fishing for fresh water fish species and redclaw in some of the many dams that are within a few hours drive of Woodgate.

Terry is now recognised as a “Regular” at the Gympie Muster.   He likes to arrive a week before it starts with a few mates and set up the caravan , Weber BBQ for the roast meals and the Coopers Lager home brew setup ( 8 kegs on hand just for those who may drop by ).  He had his 5 minutes of glory this year when he and two mates donned Bishops robes to attend a local muster wedding and almost upstaged the bride by being the most photographed people there!  Another outing in the robes on the Saturday proved equally as popular and photographed….It’s anyone’s guess where he will pop up in the media next!

Why he is such an asset to you…

Terry joined the firm more than 16 years ago and divides his time between our Tewantin and Woodgate offices, managing clients in both areas. He has more than 31 years experience in the accounting industry, and specialises in self-managed superannuation funds, tax compliance and business advisory services. He prides himself on being a Bundaberg local and his presence in our Woodgate office provides the flexibility that our clients require. Previous experience includes various senior management positions in accounting firms in Brisbane and regional Queensland, as well as five years running a small business. It is this experience that allows Terry to understand the needs and expectations of business clients, both large and small and his knowledge enables him to provide the necessary advice and support.








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