Alysia’s journey at Collins and Co began in 2003. Her role now as Associate allows her to work more closely with her clients and watching them grow and achieve their goals.

    Her vast network has made her the Accountant to go to, to connect her clients to like-minded business owners and strategic alliances. Alysia also assists her clients with business advisory services and tax compliance services. Being community minded Alysia does a lot of work for not for profit organizations and local work here in Footscray.

    How long have you been in the west?

    I’ve lived in the north-west for my entire life and have worked in Footscray for the past 18 years.

    What connects you to the area?

    My family, friends and work all connect me to the area. Many of our clients are based in the western suburbs and it’s enjoyable to watch them grow their business and take them to new levels.

    What has changed in your time here?

    There have been many changes in the west over the years that I have been working here. Not only has the business areas continued to grow, but property development in the area has increased over the time. It’s great to see that properties are being developed and continue to allow people to live in such close proximity to the city.

    What small joys do you find each day?

    It’s great to be able to enjoy the restaurants and cafes in the area over the years. Those that we frequent regularly are The Plough, Seddon Deadly Sins and Roti Road. The food is always fantastic and it’s great to be able to experience may different cuisines. You have a choice of the food that you want to eat.

    Your hopes for the future here?

    For the inner west to continue to grow and develop and for Collins & Co to be part of that growth.

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