Wednesday, January 27, 2016.
Specialist migration consultancy firms, Emergico Migration and Go Matilda Visas, have announced they will be working together from 1 February 2016. The two firms said that under the agreement the expertise in both companies will be combined so they can better help people realise their dream of a life in Australia.
Go Matilda has provided specialised and professional migration advice to its clients for 14 years and is well established in the UK and Australia. Emergico is a much younger organisation, but its expert advice and focus on client services means it has experienced rapid growth in the Australian market. It has also recently opened offices in the United Kingdom.
Go Matilda founder, Alan Collett, and the founder of Emergico, Leanne Stevens, said this co-operation agreement aims to combine the complementary expertise from both companies to improve services to all their clients in Australia, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere in the world.
Mr Collett said all staff would play a valuable role in this arrangement and would continue in their existing roles.
The new working arrangement will be seamless with existing Go Matilda and Emergico clients not experiencing any change in the high levels of service they have been receiving, or the migration agent with whom they have been dealing.
Ms Stevens said the only thing clients should notice is that communication from migration agents will now have a new, co-branded logo – showing that both companies are now working together.
New potential clients who make contact with either company will receive the same professional service, but will have a greater range of experienced migration agents to choose from, along with expanded service offerings.
“We have spent considerable time working on the details to ensure we end up with a better, more efficient platform, which improvises and improves the services available to our clients and which provides increased benefits to our staff,” Ms Stevens said.
As well as visa services, Go Matilda offers a range of business and taxation expertise through its associated business GM Tax.
“With Emergico managing the visa side of things, GM Tax now has a real opportunity to focus on providing tax and business advice to migrants and to businesses that are setting up in Australia. This is becoming increasingly important as tax laws develop internationally,” Mr Collett said.
“Our team members will now be able to slot into roles that align more closely with their expertise and knowledge. This is good for staff, better for clients and an outstanding outcome for a professional industry that is often the first introduction that people have to our country,” Ms Stevens said.