Nick Birchley joined the RFCSNQ team following the restructure of the Queensland service boundaries in April 2016.
Based in South Johnstone, Nick has extensive experience in the North Queensland region, especially relating to bananas, cane, dairy and horticulture as well as the cattle and fishing industries.
Before joining the RFCSNQ team, Nick worked as a farm financial counsellor with the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and Queensland’s other financial counselling service provider previously covering this region.
Nick services the Cairns and Douglas regional council areas, the eastern sides of Etheridge and Mareeba Shires and the Cook and Cape York region. Nick in conjunction with his RFC colleagues will ensure no part of North Queensland goes without a dedicated RFC to travel to and meet with clients.
Operators will benefit from contacting the Nick to help identify ways to become self-reliant in business and to better manage change and adjustment.
Nick can work with you to develop options and support you during the decisions making process.
Client's information is treated in the strictest confidence and services are free and independent of financial institutions, welfare agencies and government.
RFCS can be a very useful tool to aid in all sorts of activities such as:
- Preparing budgets
- Identifying areas of risk in your business
- Preparing for a visit to a succession planner, or
- Completing action plans to receive grants or income assistance
- Help identify any advice and training needs you may require
RFCs are trained to give you a high standard of financial information, and will aim to meet any reasonable request for an appointment at a time and place of your choosing.