Testimonials – what our clients have to say….
Any company is only as good as its clients will tell you.
At Red Tape Busters our priority is to build professional working relationships through our commitment to delivering results.
Here are a small selection of some of the many testimonials we receive from our clients.
I’d like to pass on my thanks for all of the work that Paul Redmond has put in on this Tender for Tweed. It did turn out to be a rather involved and convoluted Tender the way Tweed wrote it up and Paul has worked his way really well thru it communicating with me all the way thru – again thanks very much for directing Paul to this request, he has been great.-
Michael Dickinson, Australian Wildlife and Feral Management: 9 June 2016
Hi Rob, Just in relation to the grant you won for us for our new mower – that is fantastic and so unexpected. We cannot thank you enough for all your help.-
Steve, Goombungee Golf Club: 18 May 2016
I take this opportunity to note the great work and support of Rob in preparing our grant and tender applications and a variety of other supporting documents. He has been great in his ability to work within my hectic schedule to produce results – never easy I am afraid. His quality of work is certainly appreciated.-
Jody Wright, Executive Officer, Healthy Options Australia: 18 May 2016
Thanks Iola, thank you for assisting with the Tender. I was very happy with how we worked together. I look forward to contacting you again in the future to use your services. I will let you know if we are successful.-
Catherine Johns, Manager, Ipswich Women's Shelter Inc: 16 May 2016
Thank you so much for all your help in preparing our application for the Stronger Communities grant. You make me look good. I believe Michelle has a high chance to keep her seat this election.-
Karen Hindle | Secretary, Pioneer Valley Golf Club: 29 April 2016
Good afternoon Shane,
Paul Redmond has done a fantastic job again of assisting me with the Tender 530772 for the Brisbane City Council. He always goes beyond expectations. Thank you again, much appreciated.-
Karen Bell, Administration Officer, Bullet Concreting: 22 April 2016
We were very happy with the 2 tenders Paul recently helped us with. Thanks so much.-
Madonna Hodge | Office Manager, Laser Plumbing Coopers Plains: 22 April 2016
I got my job application documents in ….. just (phew!!!) Thank you so much for taking this on with such late notice. I didn’t really have time to read it carefully before I submitted, but since I got it in, I have read it… and it is pretty much what I would have written, for the time we had, you pulled a genie out of a bottle.
Let’s hope this gets me an interview. Thanks once again.-
Christophe Gautier: 15 April 2016
Re: Gold Coast Knights Soccer Club
Thank you so much for your good work and assistance. We are very grateful and I am happy we found Red Tape Busters!
Adrian Puljich, General Manager: 14 April 2016
Loving the Company Profile! Great how you have highlighted and answered the performance indicators. Wording is excellent!-
Trevor Jones TMAC Property Maintenance: 25 March 2016
We have so much appreciation for your efforts in winning us $102,468 in compensation in full and final settlement of our issue that I can’t say enough about your support. Of course we will share your reputation with people we know. Again thank you and thank you so very very much.-
Nam Van Do: 7 March 2016
Hi Shane, just letting you know I got an interview on Tuesday morning at 10 am. Your resume worked a treat! Thank you so much. Fingers crossed. Regards Sharon-
Sharon Sting: 28 January 2016
Thanks heaps guys…..our small organisation asked for some serious help with grant writing…..RTB came up with the goods…..third grant successful so far totally in excess of $40000! Thanks Shane Bowering, Katrina & team! We are so grateful for your support!-
Cate Vickers Bulimba Senior Citizens Association: 29 January 2016
Just to let you know that little bit of polish you applied to my already highly advanced application writing skills has landed me a Youth Worker position with an International child welfare organisation and stepping stone to my dream job. Thank you very much. I truly appreciate the time and effort you put in for me. I owe you a coffee and one slice of the daily special cheesecake.-
Bob Tronc: 12 January 2016
The Resume and Selection Criteria look great and thanks again for all your work. Fingers crossed – we are headed in the right direction now!-
Kerry Merrett: 11 January 2016
Thank you Shane for all your help with my tender for QUT. Today I got a phone call from the Director of QUT to say that I was successful. I rang Shane 2.5 weeks before it was due and he was very calm and confident that he could help me. He was very professional to deal with. I would highly recommend him and definitely use him again if I was tendering for a contract or apply for a job. Well done to you Shane and your team.-
Cora Doody Blue Arrow Homestay Services: 24 December 2015
Hi Shane I wanted to give you feedback regarding the work completed by Paul on our recent Tender. Paul was excellent, he called me to introduce himself, went through all Tender documents thoroughly, sent me emails on a daily basis as to what I needed to organise and start work on. He sent confirmations to say he had received my work and also confirmation I was happy with what he put together. He also did some of his own research and phone calls on Bullet Concreting behalf. We finalised the document together, he submitted and confirmed Tender submitted.
I cannot recommend Paul highly enough, I would definitely use Paul and request his services for future work. Thank you very much, he is a valued asset to Red Tape Busters. Thanks again Shane, your services are of much value to Bullet Concreting.-
Karen Bell, Administration Officer, Bullet Concreting Pty Ltd: 6 November 2015
Hi Shane, A bit after the fact but yes everything was lodged successfully thank you. Yes i’m absolutely thrilled with your service. With the tight deadline and your availability at short notice through the process put me at ease and relieved a lot of panic for me. Being my first tender I don’t have anything to compare except to say the result is vastly more professional and comprehensive in its content than what I could have done alone. Thanks so much for a great job – well done.-
Michael Evans, Account Director, Smith Evans, Creative & Print: 11 September 2015
Hi Shane, You are a master of the job application and you have defiantly found your niche in life!
Helen Woodhead, Administrative Officer, SMHRU: 10 September 2015
Thank you Shane. The application was very good, along with the customer service.
Kerry, Music Teacher's Association of Queensland: 28 Aug 2015
Hi Shane, Just letting you know how happy we are with your company – Paul is excellent. Prompt and friendly. Couldn’t ask for better.
Sharon Sutherland, Vertical Tower Hire: 26 Aug 2015
Hi Shane, I am pleased to inform you that I was successful in my tender recently prepared by Paul Redmond for the Moreton Bay Council preferred supplier arrangement. I can not speak highly enough of Paul and his professionalism. Not only did he prepare a wining tender for me but the follow up phone calls every couple of weeks were a great personal touch. Once again can you please thank him on behalf of Daydream Building Innovations. See you on the next one.
Glen Smith, Daydream Building Innovations: 5 Aug 2015
Just a quick note to say how happy we were with Paul’s service. Very approachable, always answered emails and phone messages promptly and gave sound advice. Nothing was too much trouble. It was our first major tender and we could not have done it without him. Very happy with the content.
Sharon Sutherland – Vertical Tower Hire Pty Ltd: 14 July 2015
Dear Tim and Team, I just wanted to say thank you for all of your help with the SQW applications for Round One. I will let you know how these go and I will definitely be coming back to you guys for Round 2. I am in discussions with more Community Organisations to put in more applications with my RTOs.-
Zach Davis – Hancock, Gravis Insights: 26 June 2015
Hi Shane and Libby, Thanks for your offer of assistance – sorry timeframes became a bit rushed. Thank you both for all your hard work on our submission, your assistance and expertise really fleshed our project out and you picked up a lot of things we missed or didn’t think of.-
Stephanie King, Researcher, James Cook University: 15 June 2015
After attending the very informative workshop held in Emerald, our P&C association had the opportunity to work with Shane. I would like to say a big “thank you” to Shane and his team for the fantastic work they did putting together our application for funding from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund. I would highly recommend Red Tape Busters to anyone needing assistance with grant writing; all of my communications and questions were answered very promptly and in a very straight forward manner. I would very happily use this company again.-
Trish Nixon, Springsure State School P & C: 13 June 2015
Thanks for checking in on us. Today has been a busy day for me, and I just noticed your email now! Really appreciate your offer of final review, however the application has already been submitted.Libby did a wonderful job on the application and all of us were very happy with her service and advice. There is no doubt that our application would not have been as strong as it is without her (and your!) support. Now we just have to cross our fingers and wait I guess. We are all very excited about this project so will be eagerly awaiting the results.-
Emily Brodie, Youth and Community Engagement Officer, Mt Isa Headspace: 13 June 2015
- Documentation – explanation of what was required for the application – excellent
- Letters of Support – explanation of what was required from groups who supported the application – excellent
- Application – outstanding!
- Service – excellent
On behalf of Central West Rugby League I would like to sincerely thank you for offering our group the opportunity to have our grant written for free as part of attending your workshop in Barcaldine in March earlier this year. We sincerely appreciate the time and effort placed into preparing and completing the application and then submitting it on our behalf. If anyone asks me about where to get help for grant writing I will be telling them to contact you. Thank you once again!-
Charmain Acton, 2015 Project Manager, Central West Rugby League: 01 June 2015
Hi Shane, I would like to thank you for your advice and service when helping the Blackall Newspaper Group to complete thee application to the Gambling Community Fund Unit. Your very professional approach and timely responses to our questions and concerns proved a great help in completing our application. I would not hesitate to recommend Red Tape Busters to other organisations.-
Lynne Harlow, Secretary, Gambling Community Benefit Fund: 01 June 2015
Thanks for all your help Shane. Really appreciate all the time you have put in at what would usually be your personal time to help us out. I have submitted the application and the other documents to the email address you suggested.Hopefully all goes well and we may have-
Eric King, Club Captain, Gympie Golf Club: 31 May 2015
I attended the Roma Workshop. One of the most informative workshops I have attended. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with everyone and to Uniting Care Community for making this happen. I have prepared an application since attending – fingers crossed! Thank you again Shane-
Lexene Spreadborough: 06 April 2015
We would like to thank you for your assistance regarding our tree and next door’s solar panels. Mr Wood has withdrawn his application through QCAT as a direct result of the fantastic submission you prepared on our behalf.. The case is now finalised in our favour. Thank you so much.-
Jeff Dougan: 03 April 2015
Thanks for resolving my fine issue Shane and giving me your advice about the online scam. Much appreciated – I am very thankful for your efforts.-
Jason Kelly: 03 April 2015
Rob I just wanted to say what a great support you’ve been over these weeks and especially during these final nail biting moments. You came through for us so thank you very much indeed.-
Jeanette (Jenny) Smit, Director of Clinical Services: 27 March 2015
Dear Shane, Thank you very much, I am very happy with the results – great application indeed. Tomorrow afternoon, I will email the application with attachments to the gaming fund. If I need help I will contact you. Thank you again! God bless, Noel Hoffman-
Noel Hoffman, CEO, Perpetual Energi: 27 February 2015
Just a quick note to let you know that we got all our documents lodged ok with the Dept Works etc for the CCTV job. A big thank you for your quick response (we had only days to respond) but we got it all in on good time. Paul worked tirelessly on our account – we had emails and phone calls at all hours even the weekend (yes Sunday!) and he’s such a pleasure to work with – answered all my stupid questions with real answers and we got the job done, and it looks good too. Here’s hoping to a positive response from the minions and we look forward to an ongoing and rewarding relationship with you and your company. Best regards, Terry.-
Terry Cupitt, General Manager, Ace Alarms & Security: 25 February 2015
Thanks for getting Paul to do our tender response for the BCC tender. Paul has been very helpful and has put together a great tender. I look forward to working with Paul again.-
Kel Thompson, Pro OnePty Ltd: 05 February 2015
Dear Shane, Today went off so well with Kaye facilitating the meeting to gain information to develop grants for us. Her professional approach, easy going style, willingness to listen all were factors in the success of the meeting. Please pass on my sincere thanks to Kaye, I feel things are going to move forward in a very positive way.-
Michael Quinn, Chief Operating Officer, Mates4Mates: 14 January 2015
Hi Shane, Thank you, we are very happy that we have won the tender. We lost one of our Jobs but still have the other 4 runs so this is a great result. I have recommended you to a few people who we know in the industry who are applying for tenders. I will certainly be in contact if and when we go for our next tender. Thank you again for your great work.-
Tina, Tamborine Slashing and Mowing: 14 January 2015
Hi Shane, Hope yourself and family had a great Christmas. Just got back from a couple of days away. Paul submitted the tender on 31 December Please pass on my thanks to him for doing a great job. I will touch base during the year when I’m chasing another tender.-
Jason Crawshaw, Green Works: 5 January 2015
Hi Shane/James, This database looks fantastic. You have done a magnificent job. I have lost count of the cost but I think you have built an asset for the business, which if used correctly will pay for itself in no time. Thanks again for all your help and all the best. Regards, David Keevers, General Manager, Drovers ID Pty Ltd.-
David Keevers, General Manager, Drovers ID Pty Ltd: 31 October 2014
Hello Shane, Jason and I were very impressed with the service by Iola. She was on top of everything, and always replied to our emails promptly. She did a great job with the documentation and we could not have been able to put our submission together without her! She asked the right questions to understand our business and what skills we had, and was able to apply this in ways we hadn’t considered. We will definitely be utilising your services again, although not so sure we’d recommend you to our competitors! Kind Regards, Renee Vella.-
Renee Vella: 28 October 2014
“Thanks heaps Shane for your time and efforts given this afternoon. Your promptness, courtesy, and professional attitude are much appreciated.
Will get back to you when a decision is arrived at by the Rotary Club of Atherton. Trevor Sorenson.
Trevor Sorenson: 27 October 2014
“Hi Shane, Just letting you know I was very happy with the quality of tender produced by Red Tape Busters. I could not be happier with Paul Redmond’s service – he is a very nice guy. Thanks again.” Regards, Glen-
Glen Smith, Daydream Building Innovations: 23 October 2014
“Dear Shane, Just wanted to let you know that Kaye has done an absolutely awesome job on our Application. She was always very obliging, always contactable and responded quickly. This morning she helped me again finishing things off and was only too happy to help and to do so immediately. Just perfect! Thanks Shane, thought you’d appreciate the feedback. ” Regards, Debra-
Debra Davenport, Chancellor State College P & C Association : 21 October 2014
“Good Morning Shane, Just letting you know we have won a couple of contracts that you guys helped us with a couple of months ago. It sure does take some time to finalize them but with your help we won – MBRC Southern Division, we won a small portion of UQ Universities which we declined, and we won 5 areas in the Brisbane City Council Grass Cutting Contract – very very happy with that one. Thanks so much again for your help. We have another tender which I have attached and again very important to us as we may have a good edge on this one as we have done most of the work before. Could you please give me a quote on this? I would love it if Iola would be available again. ” Regards, Karen-
Karen, GF Property Maintenance: 25 September 2014
“I just wanted to give ACA some feedback following one of your presentations on councils fining road users unfairly and in particular the organisation Red Tape Busters who help people with challenging these unfair fines. After receiving what I considered to be an unjust ticket from Kingston City Council, I contacted Red Tape Busters and spoke to Shane Bowering who gave me some pointers as to how best to follow this up.
I gathered the evidence that we discussed and presented this to the council – who had already over ruled me once. The second time around with the new evidence attached the council decided to withdraw the fine so I just wanted to let you and your viewers know that it is worth challenging these fines if you feel you were not in the wrong and organisations like Red Tape Busters can help ensure your strongest case is put forward.” Regards, Nathan Jemmett-
Nathan Jemmett: 19 September 2014
Hi Shane, I contacted you after seeing you on A Current Affair and I just wanted to thank you for your advice in relation to fighting my parking fine. I followed up with this and finally got my fine cleared after 6 months!! It was only an $80 fine but was the principle of the matter that annoyed me. Thanks again for your organisations help! Regards, Nathan Jemmett-
Nathan Jemmett: 28 Aug 2014
Hi Kaye, Thanks for the excellent job. I expect us to be successful with all three submissions. Regards, Brian Taylor-
Brian Taylor, Hervey Bay Historical Village: 22 Aug 2014
Thanks very much Shane and again thanks Iola again for all your help. If there is any way I can return the favor at any time please dont hesitate to call. Seriously thank you very much as you were up against a couple of companies that tender for a lot of work but you won out – thanks!, Michael-
Michael Dickinson, Australian Wildlife & Feral Management: 19 Aug 2014
Hi Shane, Thank you for your great help with preparing all of the Department of Social Service applications. Also I have to mention Iola and Amber are both great professionals. Congratulation on a great job. Regards, Erika-
Erika, Coordinator, CAPAH Multicultural Association: 24 July 2014
Hi Shane, whilst contracted with Red Tape Busters we were successful in receiving:
- $88,194 from Sport & Rec Qld “Get Playing” Grant
- $1,760 from Sport & Rec Qld “Get Going” Grant
- $32,670 from Gambling Community Benefit Fund.
I have personally thanked Kelly as she was great to work with & knew what she was doing! Both you & Kelly have been fantastic. We will keep in contact with you as your services have been fantastic. Cheers, Sue Williams-
Sue Williams, Bracken Ridge Little Athletics: 23 July 2014
Hi Shane, Thank you very much for your efforts. You have done a GREAT job. Marvin is in transit to deliver the package, hopefully it all goes well and we will have an opportunity to transform our business in 2015, your team will be a part of this success if it comes off. Kind Regards, David Keevers-
David Keevers, General Manager, Drovers ID Pty Ltd: 17 July 2014
Hi Shane, I saw you on TV the other night. Just want to know if you provide other services ? in particular preparing for an interview. I got an interview next Tuesday for that job you helped me with. Your work was obviously spot on! Thanks mate, Clint-
Clint: 07 July 2014
This is great. My job application documents are first class. I can’t pick anything I would change at all. Thank you. Danny-
Danny Schuppli: 04 July 2014
Hi Iola, Just wanted to send a quick email to thank you so very much for the Cancer Council grant application you compiled for us. We were very happy with the application and you did a great job of completing it is such a short time frame. Thanks again Iola, very much appreciated. Debra-
Debra Davenport, Chancellor State College P & C Association: 17 June 2014
Just to give you feedback regarding selection criteria. I had an interview yesterday. Thankyou. Rachel-
Rachel: 25 June 2014
Thanks for all the hard work you have done. Awesome. I will use your services in the future. Let me know your preferred payment details. Ill let you know how my application goes. Thanks again. Rachel-
Rachel: 05 June 2014
Thank you Iola for a wonderful Job you did on both of these contracts. The last contract has been submitted now even though the BCC site is very confusing. The communication and response from you was excellent. I do look forward to working with you again. Karen-
Karen: 05 June 2014
Hi Di and the team at Red Tape Busters, We just wanted to let you know we got the contract at the pool and were given a great compliment on the professional and concise proposal we offered. Di Baccus was fantastic to deal with and made the tender process smooth and easy. Thanks so much for all your assistance and support. Shannon Harben & Barry Kime-
Shannon Harben & Barry Kime, Life Swim Pty Ltd: 28 April 2014
Brilliant – we are very pleased indeed. Thank you so much. Shannon Harben & Barry Kime-
Nita C. Lester PhD, Professor: 24 April 2014
Hi Rob, just wanted to acknowledge what a great job you did on our Tenders. It was all very stress-free and you made the process seamless and easy. Thanks again; let’s hope we have a positive outcome! Thanks again! Michelle & Nathan Smith-
N & M Smith Earthmoving: 3 April 2014
I cannot thank Di enough for the wonderful coordination of the whole process and putting together a well presented tender. We have just had our first interview for the contract and it was commented on how well put together and presented our tender was. I will keep you posted on the progress and outcome. Di was fantastic and was in continual communication about what she needed from us. From our perspective is was a stressless situation once we had Red Tape Busters signed on for the job. Very impressed and would not hesitate to use your services again.
No matter the outcome a huge thanks to all the work Di did. Thanks so much, Shannon-
Shannon: 2 April 2014
I just wanted to touch base with you and fill you in on my experience of working with Di Baccus from Red Tape Busters. From her initial contact with me right up until the grant was submitted Di was fantastic to work with. She was always very easy to talk to on the phone and she was also very personable which made all contact with her a pleasure.
Di went above and beyond all my expectations of working with a consultant and was a brilliant representative of your company. She was always happy to explain to me any things I did not understand or answer any questions I had regarding the application. Dealing with someone like Di made the whole experience seem easy and the end result was something that I was extremely happy with. I have already mentioned Red Tape Busters to a few of my friends that are looking into grant applications and have mentioned Di.
I just wanted to email this to you so you know you’ve got a great employee on your hands and I also think it is important to let people’s bosses know when their staff have done a great job. All the best, Brendan Etherington – Busy Kingdom-
Brendan Etherington, Busy Kingdom
The work done by you and Tanaz was of a very high quality and the flexibility and composure of the team was evident through the whole application process. I wish to reinforce the sentiments I have previously expressed in the Hear and Say testimonial and I reiterate that for me, the sign of a successful partnership is the willingness of both parties to re-engage. Albeit our application was unsuccessful, I am confident that the team at Hear and Say and Red Tap Busters will eventually prevail and secure additional funding to help give deaf children the best start in life and the best opportunity to realise their full potential in the hearing world.
On behalf of the Hear and Say Board and the team at Hear and Say, thank you, and I look forward to continuing to work closely with you and the rest of the Red Tape Busters team.-
Chris McCarthy, CEO, Hear and Say.
Chris McCarthy, CEO, Hear and Say.
Jason Stinson, National Risk Manager, People Resourcing.
Patrick Templeton, Operation Stitches.
Michelle Macsmith, N&M Earthmoving.
Dorothy March and the whole March Family.
Deputy Flotilla Commander, QF3.
FYI, I got the job.
Thanks for your help in getting through the front door in the first place.
Job well done. Thanks so much!-
Actually that is an understatement, I am absolutely blown away, whilst it is all true your way of piecing the information together is astronomical.-
I have also been interviewed and just found out on Friday I was successful in the process.
I’d like to greatly thank you for your assistance in helping me craft a top application.
The guidance and direction you provided was very much appreciated.
Everton Park State High School
South Australian based Police Officer
I would like to personally thank you for your fantastic efforts in assisting the team from Uniting-Care Health in preparing the recent submission to the Health and Hospitals Fund Regional Priority Round. As you are no doubt aware our submission for funding for the development and implementation of our eHealth project which will support the redevelopment of the St Stephen’s Hervey Bay Hospital was successful! This project is an exciting and innovative project and is vital in delivering cutting edge health services to our clients across the Fraser Coast. Through this submission we were successful in winning $21.2 million to fund this project which is a wonderful result.
Your personal contribution in assisting the team as well as drafting, reviewing and critiquing the submission as it progressed was greatly appreciated. While this certainly was a team effort with many contributors, your knowledge and experience of grant funding and in preparing complex high quality submissions was invaluable.
The team at Uniting-Care again thank you for your efforts and we have no hesitation in providing the highest recommendation regarding your knowledge, skill and experience.
Good luck in the future.
Chief Information Officer
Office Manager, SJD Electrical
Having never worked in a Government department, it was so daunting to think of putting the appropriate resume together – Shane, with his knowledge, was able to translate my experience into the suitable language needed to answer the criteria for the particular role I was interested in.
Without Shane’s assistance I would never have had the confidence to pursue this new role.
Red Tape Busters does just that – helps you jump over the red tape!
Rhonda from Kallangur
Beth provided a clear action plan with due dates for completion. It was quite evident that she had undertaken extensive research, and was very accommodating with any questions that I had.
I felt confident that we had a good working relationship, and her attitude was very professional.
Oakey AP&R Society
Geoff and Karen Firkin
GF Property Maintenance
I look forward to working with you in the future, and given Amy has knowledge about us I would be happy to work with her again.
State Services Manager
Without this funding we could not have continued with assisting these disadvantaged people. I am looking at more projects in the new year so I will make contact with you then.
Regards and blessings
Thank you, I sincerely appreciate all your help, you have made my life easier, so for that I thank you!
Without reservation, I would highly recommend Red Tape Busters to any organisation requiring assistance with the preparation and submission of tender response documents.
Sales and Marketing Manager
Her knowledge of Grants that are available and familiarity with expectations and processes particularly for the three tiers of government have enabled us to receive grants of $2 million so far.
Principal, Cleveland District State High School
Once again our deepest thanks…
Secretary, Sunshine Coast District Mens Bowls Association
(Our dear mate Nev passed away in 2011 - we will miss you Nev!)
Director, Chelmway Security
Owner, Schulz Wholesale Meats
Former Manager, Disability Support Service, Nambour
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