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Our History

Harris Black has grown and evolved over the last 25+ years, reflecting organic changes in our team and strategic changes in the way we do business.

1994
1994

Harris Renshaw was founded

Rob Harris and John Renshaw founders

1994

Name changed to Harris Black

Name changed to Harris Black
1994

Harris Black Team

Harris Black Team

Staff Number: 4

1994

James Black joins as Partner

James Black joins as Partner
1994

Rob Harris and John Renshaw retire

1994

Relocate Office

Office located in Level 7, 117 Queen Street Mall

1994

Information Technology Change

  • Old desktop used as a server, with not all accountants having a computer
  • One email address for the firm
  • Limited Internet Access
  • Monochrome Screen 13′
1994

Tax Brackets

  • Top Tax Bracket – $50,000
  • Top Tax Rate – 47%
1994

Services Performed

  • Accounting and Tax
  • Technical Advice
  • General Business
  • Personal Advice
1996
1996

Relocate Office

Moved to Level 12, 127 Creek Street

1997
1997

The Brentnalls Group is formed

The Brentnalls Group is formed

Brentnalls Pty Ltd is a network of affiliated independent chartered accounting firms.

1997

Renee starts with Harris Black

Renee starts with Harris Black

Renee started off as a junior at just 19 years old.

1997

New Logo

New Logo
1997

Harris Black Team

Harris Black Team

Staff Number: 6

1999
1999

Information Technology Change

  • Formal IBM server
  • Internal IT consultant
  • All staff had a computer with internet access and individual email addresses
  • Upgraded to 15′ colour screen
1999

Brendan Power and Martin Gallagher both join as Partners

Brendan Power and Martin Gallagher both join as Partners
2000
2000

Relocate Office

Moved to Level 2, 262 Adelaide Street

2000

Tax Brackets

Top Tax Bracket – $60,000
Top Tax Rate – 47%

2000

GST Introduced

Harris Black extends their services to help in this area

2000

Harris Black Team

Harris Black Team

Staff Number: 11

2002
2002

Paul Whimp joins as a Partner

Paul Whimp joins as a Partner
2002

New Logo

New Logo
2004
2004

Tax Brackets

Top Tax Bracket – $70,000
Top Tax Rate – 47%

2005
2005

Tax Brackets

Top Tax Bracket – $95,000
Top Tax Rate – 47%

2006
2006

James Black resigns as a Partner

James Black resigns as a Partner
2006

Brentnalls Qld Financial Planning morphed into Newleaf

Brentnalls Qld Financial Planning morphed into Newleaf

Bretnalls QLD Financial Planning morphed into Newleaf Corporate Super Personal Insurances

2006

Tax Brackets

Top Tax Bracket – $150,000
Top Tax Rate – 45%

2006

Renee Bettenay joins as a partner

Renee Bettenay joins as a partner
2006

Harris Black Team

Harris Black Team

Staff Number: 20

2007
2007

Martin Gallagher resigns as Partner

Martin Gallagher resigns as Partner
2008
2008

Information Technology Change

  • Citrix (thin) environment
  • Extensive Remove Access
  • Bring your own device (BYOD ), Cloud, Go To Meeting,
  • Fully Digital Office – External Service Provider
2008

Relocate Office

Moved to Level 16, 333 Ann Street

2008

Tax Brackets

Top Tax Bracket – $180,000
Top Tax Rate – 45%

2011
2011

Brendan Power appointed as Chairman of Brentnalls – 2 year stint

Brendan Power appointed as Chairman of Brentnalls – 2 year stint
2013
2013

Nathan Gordon joins as a Partner

Nathan Gordon joins as a Partner
2013

Information Technology Change

27’ to 32’, with some larger 42’ third screens

2013

Newleaf expands

Newleaf expands

Full financial planning and managing all areas of Super and Personal Insurance

2013

Harris Black Team

Harris Black Team

Staff Number: 28

2015
2015

Harris Black celebrates 21 years

Harris Black celebrates 21 years
2015

Services Performed

Accounting and Tax
Technical Advice
Personal Wealth Improvement
Business Improvement Services (Budgets / Cashflows and Strategy)

2017
2017

Renee Bettenay celebrates 20 years

Renee Bettenay celebrates 20 years
2017

Paul Whimp appointed as chairman of Brentnalls – 2 year stint

Paul Whimp appointed as chairman of Brentnalls – 2 year stint
2017

Brentnalls 20 year anniversary

Brentnalls 20 year anniversary
2018
2018

Introduced Skype for Business

Introduced Skype for Business
2018

All directors enrolled in Mindshop

All directors enrolled in Mindshop
2019
2019

Brendan celebrated 20 yrs as a Director with Harris Black

Brendan celebrated 20 yrs as a Director with Harris Black
2019

Harris Black celebrates 25 years

Harris Black celebrates 25 years
2019

Introduced Help. Achieve

Introduced Help. Achieve
2019

Nikki White – Principal

Nikki White – Principal

Promotion of Nikki from Senior Manager to the position of Principal.

2019

Harris Black Team

Harris Black Team

Staff Number: 30

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