Some of the Perth business world’s biggest players are ready put one of WA’s toughest financial years behind them at what is set to be the most lavish end of financial year bash in town.

 

Perth’s End Of Financial Year Cocktail Party at Print Hall on July 2 is a sell-out event, with high-profile entrepreneurs and business heads getting together to celebrate a year of hard work in a sluggish economy.

 

Infinite Wealth managing director Tim Guest said the 2015-16 financial year was the toughest it would be for the next 10 to 15 years and he was looking forward to celebrating everyone’s achievements during the past year.

 

Prominent Perth architect Barry Baltinas, who plans to wed model Rebecca Frost “soon”, told AAA Weekend Print Hall was the perfect venue to get together and unwind after a year of hard work.

 

“It’s been an extremely tough year for a lot of people and we all can recognise that,” he said.

 

“There are a lot of hard-working people who are achieving quite a bit in a tough market, so it’s a good opportunity to celebrate that and how lucky we are because you just look around the world at what is going on at the moment, I mean for us to be able to do this is just a great opportunity.”

 

Adultshop.com founder Malcolm Day is full of optimism heading into the new financial year.

 

“From WA’s perspective, there is a lot of uncertainty at the moment,” he said. “We’ve got a Federal election coming up, so once that’s over and done with, I firmly believe that is going to change things.”

 

Perth businesswoman and fashionista Emma Milner said the stylish party would be a great opportunity to socialise and unwind.

 

“It will be a celebration of moving onwards and upwards for WA with a new financial year,” she said.

 

Real-estate queen Danielle Geagea, of Zsa Zsa Property, said she was looking forward to celebrating the end of the financial year with a few glasses of bubbly.

 

“Funnily enough, we’ve actually had a really good year but I’ve never worked so hard in my life,” she said.

 

Source: The West Australian, published 14th May 2016