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How our business advisory services took a merger to the next level

Posted by Matt Smith on June 27, 2017

New Zealand electrical switchboard manufacturer, Trical, recently merged its three separate businesses using the specialist guidance of Accountancy & Business Advisory Services firm Bellingham Wallace.

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Topics: Advisory Boards

Who should be on your advisory board to drive business growth

Posted by Mike Atkinson on June 16, 2017

Your advisory board (or board of directors) should evolve with your business. As your business grows, it will require new perspectives and skill sets. Here are some tips for identifying who should be on your board throughout each phase of your business.

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Topics: Advisory Boards, Business Growth

What is the bright line test for residential property?

Posted by Graham Lawrence on March 16, 2017

In 2015, the Tax Department introduced a ‘bright-line test’ for the sale of residential property. If you buy and sell a property within two years, this test is used to determine if you are required to pay tax on the profit. We explain how the bright-line test works and the responsibilities of residential property owners.


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Topics: Tax, Advisory Boards

Should 'tax' be on today's advisory board agendas?

Posted by Graham Lawrence on February 21, 2017

As the tax landscape continues to change with increased complexity of tax regulation both domestically and overseas, the management of tax is fast becoming a necessary part of today’s advisory board agendas. Graham Lawrence gives some important advice to business owners who want to get it right.

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Topics: Tax, SME Governance, Advisory Boards

How to choose the right advisory board for SME business

Posted by Aaron Wallace on November 17, 2015

How do you go about deciding who should be on an advisory board for a SME business? This is something we frequently get asked, and it is a crucial element because if you get it wrong, then you won’t see the benefits that come from having a good governance framework in place.

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Topics: SME Governance, Advisory Boards

5 reasons that Governance is a must for a business to grow

Posted by Matt Bellingham on November 13, 2015

For every business to grow, whether big or small, good governance is essential. There is no shortage to the benefits of what a governing board can bring to an organisation, but here are our top five.


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Topics: SME Governance, Advisory Boards, Business Strategy

Best practice AGM meeting procedures

Posted by Aaron Wallace on September 29, 2015

For many businesses annual general meetings can be a wasted opportunity. We've been engaged to lead several AGMs and make them fit for purpose by reshaping a traditionally informative meeting into one that acknowledges the future direction of the organisation.


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Topics: SME Governance, Advisory Boards

Five secrets to high performing advisory boards

Posted by Matt Bellingham on October 07, 2014

Advisory board or board of directors? Matt Bellingham successfully acts for both, but believes what business owners should really be asking is, “what distinguishes a high performing board from one that simply lacks impact?”

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Topics: SME Governance, Advisory Boards