GBA extends reach with Geraldton office

26 Oct, 2015 01:00 AM
GBA broker Tom Wake in front of the new Geraldton office on Foreshore Drive.
GBA broker Tom Wake in front of the new Geraldton office on Foreshore Drive.

LEADING independent grain brokering business Grain Brokers Australia (GBA) has further expanded its presence in the WA grainbelt with the opening of an office in Geraldton.

The new office, located on Foreshore Drive, opened this week, and follows the opening of GBA’s office in Albany in July.

The office will be operated by new GBA grain broker Tom Wake, who has significant grain broking and marketing experience in the Geraldton region.

GBA provides growers with a full brokering and advisory service, to assist them in maximising returns from their sales.

This includes price discovery, grain brokering and sales, domestic grain marketing, contract execution and harvest administration.

The Geraldton office will provide regional growers with greater access to international and domestic selling opportunities through the Geraldton and Kwinana port zones.

GBA general manager Jeff Winspear said the developments continued the steady growth for GBA’s team and its service offering.

“We are focused on the WA grain industry, and we are pleased to have Tom join the team and expand our presence in the WA grain region,’’ Mr Winspear said.

“Tom is already well known to many farmers across the region, and brings considerable experience in the grain industry.

“GBA has clients across this area, and we are receiving more interest in our broking and advisory services. With new offices in Albany and Geraldton, we are able to provide more comprehensive and tailored service to our clients.”

Mr Wake said growers wanted to leverage the increasing number of marketing opportunities available, and ultimately, maximise the return from their harvest.

“I am looking forward to working with existing and new clients to help them identify and capitalise on these opportunities,’’ he said.

“If growers are in Geraldton, we encourage them to stop into the office and say g’day and discuss their grain marketing options.”

Mr Wake grew up in the country and spent almost seven years with Emerald Grain in various roles.

He moved to South Australia to join a grower driven joint venture.

He has held industry roles in WA and nationally, including being a representative on the Grain Industry Association of WA wheat council, and has been appointed a director of the Agribusiness Association of Australia.


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