Bachelor of Commerce
Diploma of Financial Planning
Certificate of Public Practice
President: Hunter Valley Wine Show
Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (25 years)
Past Treasurer: Pokolbin Rugby Club
Craig Saywell is a Chartered Accountant and Business Advisor who is a trusted mentor and collaborator for his small business clients. Craig helps established small business owners to grow, manage and improve their business to achieve business and lifestyle success in powerful and meaningful ways.
Craig works with a large variety of established small businesses and has followed his passions to become an Australian expert in the Wine and Thoroughbred Horse industries. For 30+ years, Craig has been advising small business owners and honing his best practice financial management knowledge and insights for the wine and horse industries.
As founder of Saywells Chartered Accountants, Craig too is a business owner who understands only too well the challenges of nurturing a small business.
A Chartered Accountant, Craig followed up his Commerce degree with postgraduate studies in both superannuation and securities and in 2016 completed his Diploma of Financial Planning. Craig’s financial training started with seven years at KPMG, a highly respected international accounting firm, followed by three years in a practice specialising in small business services. In both these positions he gained extensive experience identifying and resolving small business issues relating to taxation, profitability, business planning and compliance.
Craig’s experience in the wine industry began with a three-year stint managing the premium wine merchant business of Anders Josephson, famous for his Grange collection. In this role Craig was involved in all aspects of the day to day operations of the business including marketing and sales promotions and negotiations, wine appraisal, purchasing and cellaring as well as all financial functions. Craig also worked on the Board of sparkling wine specialist Peterson House Limited for 26 years.
For the last 20 years, Craig has focused on developing his own firm and portfolio of clients. Through an association with Coolmore Australia, he has gained considerable experience servicing the Thoroughbred Horse industry and now both this and the wine industry provide a strong following of clients.
He is married with three daughters and enjoys both road and mountain biking, a glass of red and relaxing with his family.
Craig can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.