Meet the Team: Richard Newton

Meet our Financial Adviser and Aged Care Specialist, Richard Newton, who works out of our Rockhampton Office. Listen to Richard’s insights into financial planning in an interview with Penny Farrell, General Manager of Soundbridge.

Richard is an Electrician by trade, and has held his contractor’s licence for over 25 years.

He has owned his own electrical company, and run major electrical businesses turning over $15M/YR throughout his career.

He also has experience in the Hospitality Industry, and has owned Pubs, running up to 3 at any one time, from Karumba in the Gulf of Carpentaria to the Gold & Sunshine Coasts.

He has been in retail, owning a Big Box Sports Store in Cairns. This business was hit heavily by the 2008 GFC and he really took a massive hit in his own personal finances. This forced him to re-evaluate what he needed to do to get back on his feet.

“I have worked and studied hard to get to where I am today. I have had many ups and downs and challenging experiences throughout my career and family life. All this life and business experience has enabled me to have clarity in the advice I can now share with others.”

Richard has a Graduate Diploma in Project Management and Maintenance Management from Central Qld Uni, and a Diploma in Financial Planning, with Margin Loan and SMSF accreditation.

“I can now help you make the right decisions for your financial future.”

About working at Soundbridge, Richard says, “It’s all about the experienced team. Any plan or advice that is proposed for you is backed by a team with many years of experience, and I am confident it’s the best advice possible.”

“When you work with Soundbridge, you are not dealing with just one person, but with a closely-knit family of advisers, para-planners and support staff who get to know you and are there for you at every turn.”

“Our experienced team will help you to articulate your financial needs and goals, and what you wish to achieve for your business, yourself and your family.”


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