We have two construction companies. Platinum Pacific Homes, building new homes and doing house alterations and Platinum Pacific Reclad, repairing and recladding leaky buildings. Accounting North took over the year-end 2009 work from our previous accountants. We have a holding Company and a Trust and they look after that too. Since they took over they have worked out projected earnings to support a bank loan. They’ve been punctual, there’s been good information flow, they’ve been timely and they’ve kept us in the loop.
They’re nice people to deal with. They seem to have personalities, whereas a lot of accountants don’t.
We are a travel company which specialises in escorted group travel. We have been in business since 1993 and are currently based in the North Harbour Business Centre. Accounting North has been our accountant since day one. Accounting North has helped us with company structure, managing cashflow, setting up a family trust, advice on tax, and also with marketing and customer issues.
Accounting North have been very good at communicating with us and organising business seminars which we have attended. If you’re starting a business, the first thing I would recommend is that you get alongside professional people like Accounting North who can advise you. They will help steer you in the right direction and keep you on track.
Having a professional network around you is important. It has been vital for us, having that professional assistance and practical advice.