ESS Biz Tools

    About the Developers


    Peter Towers - Managing Director

    Managing Director of Enterprise Support Systems Pty Ltd and creator of ESS BIZTOOLS, Peter Towers, has had a career that includes twenty-three years as a Principal of a Public Practice in Townsville and ten years in Commerce, six years of which was as Chief Financial Officer/Company Secretary of a Listed Public Company on the Australian Stock Exchange. 


    • Accountant
    • Management Consultant
    • Company Director
    • Government Grant Business Adviser

    Direct involvement as Accountant, Shareholder and/or Director in a wide range of industries.  Peter has had extensive consulting experience.  He is currently the Principal of Towers Business Development - a specialist Business Development Consultancy offering the following services:

    • Executive Coaching
    • Business Coaching
    • Professional Practice Development
    • Business Plans
    • Strategic Plans
    • Budgets
    • Cashflow Forecasts
    • Diagnostic Reviews
    • Business Networks
    • Getting "Investment Ready"
    • Business Training
    • Seminars on Business
    • Mentoring
    • Feasibility Studies
    • Director and Management Training
    • Corporate Governance Review
    • Business Development
    • Research and Development Plans
    • Research and Development Claims
    • Export Market Development Grant Applications
    • Commercial Ready Applications  

    Peter McDougall - The Leadership Academy

    Author of the Leadership material, Peter McDougall has extensive leadership experience in military, business and community organisations. His military career spanned three decades serving in Australia and overseas in the ranks of Corporal to Colonel. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 1989 Australia Day Honours List for outstanding service to the Army.

    Combining his own experience with extensive research into Leadership and Teamwork, Peter developed programs and methods that became the genesis of those employed in subsequent commercial programs in Australia and Indonesia. With modification and updating they form the basis of the programs used by The Leadership Academy today.

    Peter has also presented two-day leadership development programs in Thailand and Vietnam and is a member of Legacy and has also been involved with community organisations such as the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Crimestoppers and the Masters Games.

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    Meet the Team

    Jenny Nye - Office Manager/Executive Assistant

    Jenny is the Executive Assistant to Peter Towers, Managing Director of Enterprise Support Systems Pty Ltd, the developers of ESS BIZTOOLS.

    Jenny has over 35 years experience in administration in accountancy practices in Townsville, North Queensland, wherein she has gained considerable experience in the operations and overall requirements in the running of a professional practice.

    Evelyn Sorohan - Accounts Manager/Administration Assistant

    Evelyn joined ESS BIZTOOLS in January 2014 as Administration Assistant.

    Evelyn brings wide practical experience to the team, having worked for many years in the legal industry.  Evelyn works extensively on government grants.  Her extensive experience in bookkeeping and administration supports the professional staff at ESS BIZTOOLS.  

    Marlyn Vause

    Marlyn joined ESS BIZTOOLS in May 2012 as an Administration Assistant.  Marlyn provides administrative support for the team and works extensively with our database system.

    Tracy Raiteri - IT Support

    Tracy is the Content Manager for ESS BIZTOOLS and is responsible for the development of ESS BIZTOOLS content and the maintenance of the ESS BIZTOOLS website.

    Tracy has 25 years experience in a range of industries including Legal, Local Government, Real Estate, Insurance and Accountancy.

    Jeffrey Pringle - Taxation Consultant/Writer

    Jeff has been a Chartered Accountant since 2005.  He also has a Masters of Taxation from the University of New South Wales.  He has previously taught the Taxation and Management Accounting Modules for the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia.

    Jeff is based in a mid-sized accounting firm in Townsville.

    He writes the taxation papers in ESS BIZTOOLS and the taxation articles included in the Business Plus+ newsletter.

    ESS BIZTOOLS has been developed by Enterprise Support Systems Pty Ltd. For further information on  ESS BIZTOOLS click on About ESS BIZTOOLS.

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