Move to Newmarket with new merged team

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    Moore Stephens Markhams directors (left) Sam Bassett and Atul Mehta and Craig Hemphill (right) with Mark Wilson (second from left), who along with Janene Olson, will be joining the firm.

March 31 marks an auspicious day for Moore Stephens Markhams Auckland and our clients. We will be moving to Newmarket, and with client parking underneath our building, we’ll be far more accessible than we currently are.

We will also have our ranks boosted by the merger with Wilson Partners. Their two directors will be joining us, along with a team of 10, adding strength and greater expertise to our firm, which remains as Moore Stephens Markhams Auckland.

“We are delighted to have Mark Wilson, Janene Olson and their team join with us,” says Sam Bassett, Auckland director. “They are a successful partnership with a strong team and an interesting range of clients. It’s going to give us all a boost to have their dynamism added to ours.”

For the Wilson Partners team, the move is a simple one – to the newly outfitted office on the same floor they currently occupy: Level 1, 103 Carlton Gore Road, Newmarket.

For the Markhams team it will be more of a move from the CBD. However, with a conscious move to digitise records and other materials over the past year, the relocation will be quite straightforward and essentially completed over the weekend.

All our phone numbers and emails will remain the same and we’re retaining the existing Shortland Street PO Box so there should be minimal disruption. Here’s carparking instructions for our Newmarket office at the Business Hub.

“After 30 years being based in Queen Street, we’ll miss being in the CBD, but we acknowledge that for clients getting to us and negotiating parking is a real issue. In Newmarket the traffic is more manageable and with the ability to park underneath and catch a lift up to us, we know it’s going to be so much easier,” says Sam.

Mark Wilson says his team is keen to be part of a bigger group, not just within the Auckland firm but across Moore Stephens Markhams New Zealand-wide.

“We will all benefit from the opportunities to network and have access to the expertise available in a national network. It will also provide us with a broader range of skills with the large team of managers that will be available at the new firm to add depth to our service to clients.”

Both Mark and Janene are senior practitioners with established client bases. No strangers over the years, the relationship with Markhams Auckland has been developing closer in the past 12 months.

Craig Hemphill, who heads up Moore Stephens Markhams Auckland and Christchurch Audit practices has been working with Mark’s audit clients in 2018. Toby Laidlaw, a manager at Markhams, has been seconded to Wilson Partners to provide business advisory support there.


Jonathan-Roberts-Moore Stephens Markhams AucklandJonathan Roberts to become a director

Our merger and move also coincides with Jonathan Roberts being appointed as a director. Joining us as a graduate in 2009, Jonathan became an associate last year.

In addition to providing business advisory and taxation services to clients involved in a large range of industries including retail, investment, farming, and legal services, Jonathan is strongly involved with Markhams pharmacy clients and services. He heads up our annual national pharmacy benchmarking survey and presents at pharmacy industry conferences and seminars.

Farewell Dennis Munn

31 March will also mark the departure of Dennis Munn and his clients from the firm. We wish Dennis, his team and clients all the best for the future.


Published autumn 2019.

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