Power Tynan CEO Paul Hilton watches as Councillor Geoff McDonald cuts the official ribbon.


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Informality blended seamlessly with official duties as Toowoomba's leading financial services firm, Power Tynan, celebrated opening its new building in late May.

More than 100 guests mingled with staff, enjoying drinks and variety of finger food, including Asian vegetarian dumplings, kataifi prawns and mini chunky beef pies.

The move to a new open-plan office came as the firm expands and merged with Toowoomba accounting firm Calibre Accounting.

Power Tynan CEO Paul Hilton introduced Councillor Geoff McDonald to cut the ribbon and officially open the building, thanking his staff for their loyalty and clients for their trust.

McDonald, a fifth-generation Toowoomba businessman and Chair of the Council's Environment and Community Committee, said Power Tynan was a "great corporate citizen", particularly through its Charitable Trust and school-leaver's scholarship programme.

"This is a great example of a local business doing well through giving back to its community," he said.

He joked that, with more than 20,000 visiting the local library located in the same building, the move had been astute.

"You're certain to find some new clients through that association," he said.

Guests praised Power Tynan's work and the trust they have established with clients.

Power Tynan CEO Paul Hilton enjoys a moment with Christine Williams and Vivienne Atkinson.

From left: Carmen Brown, Power Tynan's Ryan Myler, Tanya Pauli-Myler, Alison DeWilde and Jeremy Burling.

Tracy Cooper and Maria Nolan from SeeChange have been working with Power Tynan. Here they chat with Terri Loy (far left) and Roma Smith (far right).