Bobs interest in the Werribee area and his involvement in Community groups, his passion for cars and his long affair with travel have introduced him to a wider range of residents, business people and Company representatives than he might have met had he worked out of his office day after day. Positions on committees and participation in focus groups introduced Bob to the local Investor market and Commercial
Over the 20 years Bob has chosen to specialise in Commercial & Industrial developments and more recently his growing contacts and extensive knowledge has established him as an important source of information for intending developers.
In Bob's own words "the art of selling" has not changed for centuries, "the packaging might change, but the principles have not".
To Bob’s credit… He has won numerous state and national awards and continues to do so. In 2010 he was awarded Salesperson of the Year. He has served as a Member of the Victorian Council for First National for 4 years, Chairman of Victoria for First National for 2 years, National Board Director for First National for 2 years, held portfolios in First National for training and membership and chaired the networks’ Membership task team. Adamant that fresh blood and new ideas are a necessity, Bob has taken a back seat in recent years to let new people assume those roles.
Today after 40 plus years of service to his industry and his community,, Bob continues as the Managing Director of First National Westwood and First National Westwood Commercial. These businesses operate under the direction of a management team that includes his son Rob Westwood, current Victorian Director on the First National Board of Directors.