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About Us

Towers Business Development Pty Ltd is a company directed and managed by Peter Towers.


Peter is an accountant, company director, consultant and coach with a wide variety of business experience including Chief Financil Officer/Company Secretary of a listed public company, principal of an accounting business, business adviser for a major Australian government program, business consultant.

Peter's credentials are:-

  • Fellow - Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants
  • Fellow - Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Member - Institute of Management Consultants
  • Business Adviser - for 9 ½ years to the now defunct commercialising emerging technology (COMET) programmes
  • Facilitator, Queensland Government Mentoring for Growth Program, Townsville

Career includes 23 years as a Principal of Public Accountancy Practice in Townsville and 10 years in Commerce, 6 years as Chief Financial Officer/Company Secretary of a Listed Public Company on the Australian Stock Exchange; and 15 years full time consulting to small and medium enterprises; sporting organisations; churches etc.

Peter is also Managing Director of Enterprise Support Systems Pty Ltd, the developers of ESS BIZTOOLS which is a "business of business" advice tool for accountants to use with their clients and ESS BIZGrants which assists accountants and business advisers to identify grants suitable for individual small/medium enterprise operators. Visit http://www.essbiztools.com.au/ and http://www.essbizgrants.com.au.

From direct involvement as accountant, shareholder and/or director in a wide range of industries. Peter has had extensive consulting experience including:-

  • Professional Practice Development
  • Business Plans
  • Strategic Plans
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Systems' Reviews
  • Budgets
  • Cashflow Forecasts
  • Strategic Reviews
  • Business Networks
  • Getting "Investment Ready"
  • Business Training
  • Seminars on Business
  • Mentoring
  • Director and Management Training
  • Corporate Governance Review
  • Business Development
  • Research and Development Claims

Keynotes and Speaking:

Peter has presented live seminars and webinars on many topics, recently:

Seminar presented for Enterprise Learning - Entrepreneurs' program - Australia Government - "Getting to Grips with Governance" presented to nine business executives from Townsville, Cairns, Ingham and Home Hill on Friday, 9th May 2015.

Seminar - "Role of a Director in Small and Medium Business" presented in association with the Entrepreneurs' Programme - Australian Goverment on Friday 25th November 2016 to company directors from North Queensland companies.


JENNY NYE - Executive Assistant

Jenny is the Executive Assistant to Peter Towers. The majority of Jenny's working career (approximately 30 years) has been as a Secretary in Accountancy Offices in Townsville, North Queensland wherein she has gained considerable experience in the operations and overall requirements in the running of a Professional Practice.


We will work in conjunction with other consultants with specific expertise required for a Client including:-

  • Marketing
  • Leadership
  • Web Design
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Legal
  • Information Technology