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About Our History

Our history

The journey we took to be here today.

Quill Group is founded — 2000


Kevin Nicol established Quill Group in Southport on the Gold Coast and trademarked the brand in 2005. He named the practice Quill as he wanted a name that represented the origins of accounting and reflected the quality of services Quill provides.

2004 – Financial planning added to our offering


Kevin Nicol was joined by co-director Peter Kirk when Peter merged his financial planning business (formerly Financial Life Solutions) into Quill, creating a second office in Eight Mile Plains.

We grew our financial planning business – 2007


Co-director Mark Beveridge merged his financial planning business (formerly Boutique Investor Services) into Quill. Tony Marshall joined the financial planning team in 2000 and became a director in 2010.

2011 – We established our Brisbane office


Sims Crawford Elliott & Co was acquired in 2011. This established our South Brisbane office which has a long and noble history dating back to 1922 providing taxation, accounting and financial planning services. Quill acquired Accounts123.com in 2012. The acquisition created our cloud accounting team to assist our clients into the 21st century using innovative accounting solutions.

Expanded our SMSF and Accounting team – 2013


Munro Accountants merged with Quill in 2013 with Richard Munro appointed director of the South Brisbane accounting team.

2018 – Today we are a big Quill team of 70+

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