Strettons was established in 1954 and has been through many changes to transition into the modern chartered accountancy firm we are today. Our current team of >40 experienced people is lead by five young, passionate and energetic Directors, all with a desire to lead the way to ensuring our clients get the best advice possible across all facets of their businesses.
While focusing on the Central North Island, we have clients across New Zealand and cover a wide range of industries and services – extending wider than your general accounting business. Our five Directors are all born and bred in the region and believe in a real team focus, to ensure we provide the best possible service to our clients.
As a team, our purpose is ‘Empowering Better Business’, which means a lot more than our core of helping clients financially, but instead, helping empower our clients through identifying what success looks like to them, ensuring their business is helping them achieve their goals and helping provide time, mind and financial freedom. We love putting back in to the local community wherever possible, and are proud supporters of many local events and organisations, because it’s our belief if the region is prospering, so will everyone else.
If you’d like to know more about how we can help you, feel free to get in touch. We’d love to chat.
Derek Stretton starts his accountancy business in Taupō.
Derek Stretton merges with the Hawkes Bay accounting firm Watson, Blampied and Partners, the Taupō office of which was established by Claude Watson in 1954 and managed by Peter Wilson following Claude’s retirement.
To meet increased growth in the Taupō area, Pat Brown joins the team.
Derek, Keith and Pat strike out on their own ending the partnership with the Hawkes Bay firm. The trio form a practice of their own, calling it ‘Stretton, Hoy and Brown’.
This is an era marked by rapid expansion and consolidation into a broad-based accountancy operation. The firm offers a highly professional skills base of leading educational qualifications, in-depth experience and knowledge in the accountancy field.
Derek Stretton retires from the partnership on 31 January. He continues to be involved with the firm on a consultancy and part-time basis. David Wickham and Wayne Morris are both appointed partner.
Stretton, Hoy and Brown is renamed Stretton & Co. continuing to operate as a three-partner practice.
Steve Bignell joins the partnership.
A decade of growth embracing new technology.
The decision is made to officially change the name of the firm to Strettons – a name it has been commonly called by clients and locals for many years.
Strettons celebrates 50 years in business in the Central Plateau with a current staff of 41 under the directorship of Pat Brown, David Wickham, Wayne Morris and Steve Bignell.
Online Client Questionnaires introduced.
Pat Brown retires, Daniel Britten and Michelle Barnett are appointed as Directors
Strettons celebrates 60 years as Chartered Accountants and Trusted Business Advisor.
Coralie Wedekind, Robert Veitch and Kelly O’Reilly-Ward are appointed as Directors.
David Wickham and Wayne Morris retire as Directors.
Steve Bignell retires as Director.
Community & Sponsorship
As born & bred Taupōians, Strettons are proud to give back to the community we belong to. We like to go the extra mile to see businesses and our community succeed. Strettons proudly sponsor:
- Taupō Business Chamber
- Taupō Business Awards
- Lake Taupō Hospice #fabulous
- Dairy Woman’s Network
- Bike Taupō
- Taupō Mountain Bike Club
- Taupō Riding for the Disabled
- Taupō Ski Club
- Reporoa Rugby Club
- Reporoa Squash Club
- Apcom Limited
Each month we have a casual Friday where the team and Directors support a local charity or organisation. The team are also encouraged to participate in local sporting events including Business House Football ‘Strettons Strikers’, Round the Lake Relay, Indoor netball to name a few