Testimonials

 What our clients have to say …



“Moore Stephens Markhams Auckland director Sam Bassett is knowledgeable and approachable. If I have any problems or questions I can easily talk to him. The firm does a lot of our tax work in the background and are the middle-man between us and the IRD. They make a lot of helpful suggestions.”

- Paul Leary, Hutchwilco, Auckland


“Alistair is good at coming in with a ‘big picture’ view and we have good discussions around how to structure the business with him. We include him in all major decision making (including our succession plan) and value his input.”

- Andrew Bunny, Black Rock, Wairarapa


“We’ve been dealing with Sharon for two years and find her easy to talk to, if we have any questions or problems we know we can contact her by phone or email and receive a quick response. She is forthcoming in helping us grow our business and having her support gives us added confidence.”

- Michelle Cooper, Cooper Farm Services, Wairarapa


We use Xero and share access with Mike so he can keep an eye on things and keep our business on track. He eyeballs reports and points out things we may have missed. He’s proactive and takes care of our bigger financial picture. Having someone who’s interested in the success of our business rather than just crunching numbers is great.”

- Scott Bensemann, Teletronics, Wairarapa


“Moore Stephens Markhams has been very involved in what we do. They were very supportive when we were finding our way around CashManager. All the team has been vital in helping us with this huge learning curve.”

- George Williams, Grassendale Station, Wairarapa


“After meeting Dan Druzianic through the Moore Stephens Markhams Wine Business Development Unit, we looked to the company to be our advisors. With such a diverse business, it is crucial that business advice takes into account the big picture. Moore Stephens Markhams understands our business philosophy and is responsive to our needs.”

- Adrian Parnell, Sileni Estates, Hawke's Bay


“Daniel Piebenga has been there for us from the start when we didn’t know very much about running a business. He made sure we were doing everything on time and double-checking it was correct, he was always accessible. Markhams Clarke Craw has been a very good partner; they have gone out of their way to support us. They stand for what the Otago market is about, which is looking after their clients.”

- Nathan Pattison, Fluid Recruitment, Dunedin


“I’ve known James for many years and when we went looking for a café we brought him on board. When it came to buying the business and setting us up as a company, he helped us to make all the financial decisions. The Moore Stephens Markhams Wanganui team provides fantastic support – there’s no making appointments – it’s all face to face, which you probably wouldn’t get from any other accounting business. What they give us is priceless.”

- Stuart Belk, The Yellow House Café, Wanganui


“Our relationship with Graeme Rhodes, Moore Stephens Markhams Christchurch director began in 2006. Dealing with the insurance after the earthquake was a complex process and a lot of financial information and projections were required. Graeme was instrumental in getting us through that process. He was a true business advisor, which is very important particularly when you are going through a very stressful time.”

- Andrew and Cherine Macdonald, Valasay Holdings, Christchurch


“Barry Rosenberg was instrumental in helping us set up our family business structures and the Moore Stephens Markhams Hawkes Bay team has been part of our team for many years.  Barry ensured our structures worked for all parties; the advice he has given us around transferring ownership from one generation to another will be invaluable.”

- Mark and Chris Stoddart, Hawke's Bay


“Having your accountant understand your business and you as a business operator is crucial to the relationship,” says Andrew. “Being located on the other side of the world means I cannot just go to an office to get something explained, so I need to be able to understand the advice that is given to me. Gray Hughson, Moore Stephens Markhams Wellington consultant gives clear concise advice, which allows me to understand the processes immediately.”

- Andrew Meo, Rocket Espresso, New Zealand and Italy


“We knew of Moore Stephens Markhams Auckland legal specialist, Sam Bassett and of his expertise in succession planning within the legal industry.  Our firm wanted someone with their finger on the pulse, good commonsense and someone who valued integrity and discretion as we do.  Sam had a reputation as being very good at all that.”

- Jackson Russell Business Law Partners, Auckland


“Mike Flower, Moore Stephens Markhams Wairarapa director, is particularly good and very knowledgeable, I phone him whenever I need to and he also is called upon to advise doctors on financial matters when they require it – he relates to them very well.  Ours is a very important relationship.”

- Robyn Wilson, Finance Manager, Masterton Medical


“We underwent a major accounting structural change within the business and I worked with Moore Stephens Markhams very closely to facilitate it. Craig Hemphill was invaluable in helping us through that process. He’s on hand if I need him whether it’s for advice or to brainstorm an idea. We’ve developed a very good working relationship over the years – it’s very easy.”

- Sue Taylor, Auckland Medical Research Foundation


“When we started out, there was a lot of guidance from Bruce Stormer and reassurance that we were handling financial matters in the right way. We made the decision very early on to give Moore Stephens Markhams all of our financial matters to handle, both business and personal – both Andrew and I agreed our time was more productively spent handling legal work.”

- Scott Galloway, Hazelton Law, Wellington


“I deal with the team at Markhams Clarke Craw on a day to day basis and find them very personable and reliable. Whilst business hasn’t always been easy, Markhams Clarke Craw has been there every step of the way. They are incredibly supportive and offer constructive advice. I believe success breeds success and my philosophy is that you deal with the best people. I think we have found that in Barry O’Donnell and the team.”

- Perry Reid, Nature’s Wonder, Dunedin


“I’m so flat out looking after people’s health that I rely on Warwyck Dewe and the Moore Stephens Markhams team to keep me on the straight and narrow, and to meet all financial deadlines. I’ve worked with Warwyck Dewe for 14 years and he has always provided realistic advice and ideas on how to move ahead.”

- Barbara Hawkins-Falk, Gonville Pharmacy, Wanganui


“The partners were all very much satisfied with the results achieved at the planning day and were very happy with Sam Bassett and his approach. He had great insight into our business, offered fresh ideas and has the same values about good client service.”

- Chris Mayes, Cooney Lees Morgan, Tauranga


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