Name: Milton Collins
Milton is no stranger to Business Awards.
From winning the inaugural Telstra Macedon Ranges Business Excellence Awards in Tourism and Hospitality he and his team at Campaspe Country House went on to be finalists on 10 occasions and winners of 6 Awards including Business of the Year. Since selling the business, Milton has continued his involvement with the Business awards as a Mentor, Judge and Sponsor.
Milton’s other experience is diverse; Growing up on a Beef Cattle Stud and Wheat property in Northern Victoria he went to Boarding School at The Geelong College followed by an Economics Degree at The Australian National University. This then led to his first role as an accountant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He then progressed to partnership in his own Accounting firm with 8 partners and 200 staff in Gippsland.
He has owned an Importing and Distribution Business, a Cattle and Horse Stud, an Equestrian Centre and competed at National level in 3 Day Eventing. He also had a stint as CEO at Federation Square running the Transport Hotel Group and Taxi Kitchen.
This broad experience has led Milton to his current passion as a sort after Business Coach with the world’s leading Coaching firm Action Coach. It’s a role in which he has helped hundreds of small business people to meet the challenges and maximise the opportunities of their enterprises.
Milton is also a graduate of the award-winning Melbourne Tourism Leadership Program.