19 October 2015
New GBA office and grain broker for Geraldton
Leading independent grain brokering business Grain Brokers Australia (GBA) has further expanded its presence in the WA grain belt with the opening of its second regional office in Geraldton.
The new office in Foreshore Drive opened this week, and follows the opening of GBA’s office in Albany in July.
The office will be operated by recently appointed GBA grain broker Tom Wake, who has significant grain broking and marketing experience in the Geraldton region.
GBA provides grain growers with a full brokering and advisory service, to assist them in maximising returns from their grain sales. This includes price discovery, grain brokering and sales, domestic grain marketing, contract execution and harvest administration.
The Geraldton office will provide grain growers in the region with greater access to international and domestic grain selling opportunities through the Geraldton and Kwinana port zones.
GBA General Manager, Jeff Winspear, said the new developments continued the steady growth for GBA’s team and its service offering.
“We are focussed on the WA grain industry, and we are very pleased to have Tom join the team and to be expanding our presence in the WA grain region. Tom is already well known to many farmers across the region, and brings considerable experience in the grain industry.”
“GBA has a number of clients across this area, and we are now receiving more interest in our broking and advisory services. With new offices in Albany and now Geraldton, we are able to provide more comprehensive and tailored service to our clients.”
According to Tom, growers were really looking to leverage the increasing number of marketing opportunities available, and ultimately, maximise the return from their grain harvest.
“I am looking forward to working with both existing and new clients to help them identify and capitalise on these opportunities.”
“If growers are in Geraldton, we encourage them to stop into the office and say g’day and discuss their grain marketing options.”
Hailing from the land Tom has always had great empathy for the agricultural industry. Tom spent almost seven years with Emerald Grain in various roles. During this period he moved to South Australia to join a grower driven joint venture, most recently, was the Geraldton regional manager. Tom has also held a number of industry roles in WA and nationally, including being a representative on the GIWA wheat council, and recently becoming a director of the Agribusiness Association of Australia. Tom holds a commerce degree from the University of Western Australia and a Diploma of Financial Planning
Geraldton office details:
21b, 285 Foreshore Drive
Geraldton, WA 6530
M: 0428 658 273
For more information, please contact GBA General Manager, Jeffrey Winspear, on 0417 091 489.
Image supplied: GBA broker Tom Wake in front of the new Geraldton office in Foreshore Drive.
GBA is an independent grain brokering and marketing service focussed on WA grain growers. Since its inception in 2007, GBA’s mission has been to provide farmers with a reliable service that ensures they have access to the tools, information and support necessary to make sound grain marketing decisions. GBA has built a proven service that has evolved alongside the markets and technology, culminating in a comprehensive brokerage offering that is now used by farmers Australia- wide. Is service offering includes price discovery, grain sales and broking, domestic market opportunities, contract execution and harvest administration. For more information, visit www.grainbrokers.com.au