Nick Roberts, who has achieved success in both business and accountancy for more than 27 years, founded the Accountancy + Business Advice Centre from scratch in late 2007 without a single client, building the business in less than three years to a successful practice with a great reputation and a respectable client base despite the recession.
Before deciding to move a little closer to his favourite Hawkes Bay wineries, Nick made it to the top and earned the respect of peers, other professionals and clients by becoming Managing Partner of an extremely successful and multi-award winning eight-partner firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers. During the five year period that Nick was Managing Partner both turnover and profits increased by over 70%.
Nick has been helping clients prosper in their businesses since he obtained his own clients in the late 1980's and soon realised that accountancy and finance, whilst a good foundation for the future, were just two aspects of business to master!
Following his goal - to help as many business owners as possible to improve maximise their profit and reach their potential, Nick publishes a weekly blog: Empower Your Business, where he shares his hints, tips and experience to business owners worldwide.
Nick is also a contributor to New Zealand Businessblogs.co.nz and has recently been invited to join the panel of experts of US-based Focus.com. He was also the first NZ regular contributor to be selected for The Pulse, MYOB's online business publication.
Nick is also a trusted advisor to the Hawkes Bay Chamber of Commerce, who frequently refers members in need of assistance.
Recently, Nick became an approved Service Provider for the NZTE Capability Development Voucher Scheme, under which he provides group and 1-on-1 business training.
He's also a BankLink Professional Advisor, MYOB Approved Partner and Certified Consultant.