Kennerlys accounting practice dates back to the early 1970’s however Mr Ouwendyk only joined the business in 2006 as then owner, Angus Plummer was preparing for retirement. Since taking the helm Mr Ouwendyk has rapidly expanded the boutique practice, with turnover jumping by 217 per cent with only one additional staff member. Mr Ouwendyk credits efficiency measures, new systems and a hands-on approach for its impressive growth. Mr Ouwendyk developed a range of enterprise development services for business managers and owners to help his clients capitalise on all facets of their business. Kennerlys’ 2010-11 turnover is on target to hit $2,750,000 – an 11 per cent jump on the 2009-10 result. In 2010 Kennerlys was a finalist for two awards in the Telstra Stirling Small Business Awards in the areas of Quality Customer Service and Community Spirit.