Meet our fantastic team!
These are people who make no only ours, but also other businesses in the Manawatu tick.
Stuart began this practice in 1987 and he has dealt with a variety of businesses and clients over those years gaining a wide range of experience. Stuart likes to be involved with the client right from the start and feels it is important to get the business structure correct to meet the long-term goals of each client and to help ensure asset protection, succession planning, and wealth creation.
Each client has different needs so there is no one fit for all.
Stuart enjoys travelling with his wife Sharon or spending time with his ever-growing family which now includes four grandchildren. When the swell map is good you'll find Stuart on his boat with friends in Foxton or on a Thursday afternoon he'll be at the Feilding Golf Club!
Mike was born and raised in Feilding and couldn’t be more local. He was born in the Feilding Maternity Ward, attended Lytton Street School, Huntley School and Feilding High School. Mike enjoys spending his free time with his wife Alex and their children Harrison & Scarlett and occasionally gets out for a round of golf.
Mike has been with Atkins & Associates since 2007 while completing his studies. He enjoys specialising in small business as it gives him a lot of variety while also allowing him to get to know the clients on a personal level- not just a business one.
“The best part of my job is when a current or potential client walks into my office unsure of their direction or maybe a little overwhelmed with their business, and walks out relaxed, in control and assured of what they need to do next.”
SENIOR ACCOUNT CLERK
Chris came to Atkins & Associates in December 2003 as an office junior. Chris brought with her experience as an office manager and quickly became an Account Clerk.
Chris is now the Senior Account Clerk at Atkins & Associates and her knowledge of small business accounting practices make her a vital part of the team. Chris completes GST Returns, PAYE Returns and financial accounts while having a great relationship with our client base.
Katrina worked for Stuart for a couple of years straight out of high school before heading overseas for a period of time. Katrina has since moved back to Feilding with her husband and two daughters and started back with Atkins & Associates in May 2017.
Katrina has become an important member of the Atkins & Associates team and brings with her a lot of previous experience and fresh ideas. Katrina completes GST Returns and Financial Accounts.
Sarah started with Atkins & Associates in February 2018 as an Office Administrator but has quickly progressed to be an Account Clerk. Sarah’s previous experience managing small local businesses helps her to relate to our clients and areas of concern you may have.
Sarah brings with her a lot of enthusiasm and a desire to learn and has an attitude and personality that our clients respond to in a really positive way. Sarah completes GST Returns and Financial Accounts while also assisting Mike with new business set up.
Jess is the first voice you will hear when you pick up the phone and ring Atkins & Associates. Jess started in April 2019 and is the newest member of the team and she has jumped straight in and thrived in the role of Office Administrator.
Jess brings with her a range of experience with particular strengths in office management, invoicing, payroll, debtors & creditors and enjoys the face to face contact she has with our clients.