MYOB partner wins dream French Riviera trip with CompanyDocs

If you’re anything like me, you’re probably skeptical when it comes to winning competitions. I mean, no one I know ever wins a thing. Oh sure, fifth division Lotto is still a win, but I mean the BIG prizes.

That’s why I was thrilled to interview the winner of the recent MYOB CompanyDocs competition. Debra Anderson of NSW firm Legally Counts was over the moon to be spending 6 nights in the south of France, with an opportunity to drive a Ferrari around the Côte d’Azur. The winner was picked from a ballot.

Congratulations! What was your first thought when you heard the news? 

Thank you! Total disbelief – I had to ask Lisa (from MYOB) to repeat it three times and by the third time I put her on speaker so I could get my business partner to hear it too in case I misunderstood something.  I never win anything

Is this your first trip to France, first time driving a Ferrari or both?

I have been to Paris back in 2001 but never down to the French Riviera.  It’s funny because the week before the win I was thinking how nice it would be to have a week off at say, the French Riviera, to finish writing my book and then BAM!

I have never driven a Ferrari or any other sort of fancy car before so I’m a bit excited.  A bit nervous about driving on the wrong side of the road and sitting on the wrong side of the car too.  It will be interesting.

When are you flying out and who are you taking with you? 

I fly out next Friday 26th September – I can’t believe it’s next week already.  I’m taking my lovely business partner Lielette Calleja.  We merged businesses on the 1st July so this is a great opportunity for us to take some time out after only three months in business together and be away from staff, clients, family and just talk about how things are going and brainstorm our plans for the future over some nice french champagne.

Why do you use CompanyDocs instead of other solutions?

It was just so easy to use. I could use my normal MYOB login details and was able to use it straight away.  Very quick and easy.

How does CompanyDocs help you and your clients? 

Clients always want things done NOW so by being able to just log in and set up a company within minutes and also get all documentation back within a couple of hours, it’s a no-brainer.

Out of interest, I’ve always wondered whether it’s possible to win these competitions with just one entry. How many entries did you have? 

One entry!!!!  You know I almost didn’t even enter because I never win anything, ever!  I am now entering every competition I see because I used to think these competitions weren’t really real.

Will you keep us updated on the trip? 

Absolutely!  I’ll send you some pics along the way and let you know all the fun stuff we’re doing.


MYOB CompanyDocs provides a quick, easy and automated way to establish corporate structures in Australia (such as company registrations and trusts) through an easy-to-use online system.