Christchurch BDO partner wins exclusive resort holiday

Stephen Tubbs: Sabbatical by way of the Song Saa Private Island Resort

Stephen Tubbs doesn’t go in for jackpots much.

But in the wake of his win of a trip for two to a Cambodian resort, he thinks he might take out a Lotto ticket this week to capitalise on his lucky run.

He is the winner of the latest NBR subscription prize, this time a holiday trip to Song Saa Private Island resort off the Cambodian coast valued at $59,000.

Mr Tubbs is a partner at BDO New Zealand, based in Christchurch where he has specialised in some of the South Island’s most high-profile receiverships.

In his work he keeps in close touch with the pulse of the city and is well-informed about the next movements of corporate players and the issues involved.

He kindly attributes some of this to his weekly readership of the National Business Review.

“It’s a really nice summary of business around the country that you just can’t find elsewhere," he says.

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“It’s the only serious outlet for business information. It’s more in depth because the journalists are all very experienced.

“And I also love the gossip snippets that you won’t see anywhere else.

“NBR is certainly a great resource and a cut above the ordinary fare of the daily metropolitans.”

Mr Tubbs tends to read NBR more than NBR ONLINE because it suits his lifestyle and work habits.

“I’m a little too busy to check online news regularly but it’s extremely handy when someone sends me a hyperlink about an important issue I need to know about. Then I can get to it straight away.

“But my preference is to sit down on a Friday for a read of the magazine.”

When Mr Tubbs learned he had won the prize, the first thing he did was consult with his partners about whether they felt he should accept it because, although the subscription is in his name, other members in the office might feel a claim. They told him to embrace it.

As it happens, Mr Tubbs has sabbatical leave coming up so he and his wife Lizzie will relax at Song Saa Private Island as part of a trip to France and the UK.

Mr and Mrs Tubbs will fly Singapore Airlines Business Class and SilkAir to Siem Reap and stay for two nights at the Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor before setting off for the Song Saa Private Island in the Koh Rong Archipelago, which is made up of mostly uninhabited islands. The couple will stay in a two-bedroom overwater villa, perched over the ocean at Song Saa Private Island before they return via two nights at Raffles Hotel in Phnom Penh.

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