Business Like was originally started in 1998 by June Ferguson and Pauline Clancy. This little “hobby” soon grew and in April 2004, Rachel Lamb bought the business from June & Pauline. Rachel Darlington joined the practice in February 2008 and became a partner in April 2009. The name was changed to Business Like NZ Limited on the 1st April 2009. Currently Business Like NZ Ltd employs 12 staff.
Rachel is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, she also holds a current certificate of public practice. Rachel completed a Bachelor of Commerce Degree at Auckland University and post graduate diploma in Professional Accounting at Manukau Institute of Technology. She began her accounting career in the corporate arena working for merchant banking firm – Bankers Trust for approximately ten years. Following the birth of her daughter she joined a CA accounting firm in 1999 where she became practice manager and worked until 2007. Rachel joined Business Like in February 2008. In 2009 Rachel Lamb and Rachel Darlington joined forces to create Business Like NZ Ltd.
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Brendan is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, he also holds a current certificate of public practice. Appointed as a partner on 1 April 2017, Brendan has a Bachelor of Business Studies with majors in Accounting and Marketing. He has always worked in chartered accounting firms servicing small to medium sized businesses in a range of industries from Agribusiness to Trades. Brendan welcomes all queries from clients and will make every effort to provide a timely and practical solution to business and taxation problems.
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Rachel is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Rachel has completed a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting at Manukau Institute of Technology. She has always worked in the accounting industry since leaving school. Rachel has various experience in accounting, servicing small to medium sized businesses in a range of industries from Farming to Retail & Trade.
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Aileen is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Aileen completed a Bachelor of Business Studies where she majored in Accounting and Management at the Auckland University of Technology. Aileen has over 10 years experience in chartered accounting firms servicing small to medium sized businesses in a range of industries.
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Nileshni is an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. She completed her Diploma in Business Accounting at the Fiji Institute of Technology and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Studies at the Manukau Institute of Technology. She began her career working in the BAS Department for Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu in Fiji before joining Ernst & Young Chartered Accountants also in Fiji. Nileshni joined Business Like in May 2005. Nileshni is currently working towards completing her Chartered Accountancy qualification. She is married and has a beautiful daughter.
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Michelle is an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Michelle completed a Diploma in Business at Manukau Institute of Technology specialising in Accountancy. She worked at Giles & Liew Chartered Accountants Ltd for eight years before joining Business Like in January 2008. Michelle has two gorgeous daughters that keep her busy outside of Business Like NZ Ltd.
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Carolyn joined Business Like in August 2014. Carolyn brings with her a wealth of experience in business administration from across several industries. She has for the last 8 years worked for a Chartered Accounting firm looking after GST clients requirements. Carolyn has come on board to manage our GST clients.
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Debbie joined Business Like in 2009 as an Office Administrator working her way up to Office Manger when Pauline retired at the end of 2012. Debbie is the smile that greets you at reception and the friendly voice on the end of the phone. Debbie will happily assist you with any queries you may have or direct you to the person that can help. Debbie keeps a tight rein on both the clients and staff at Business Like NZ Ltd.
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Sophie initially joined Business Like NZ to gain work experience before entering back into the work force. She quickly proved what a valuable asset she would make and officially joined the Business Like team in October 2014. Sophie’s role is many and varied as she assists everyone in the office with whatever is required. Sophie has a Certificate in Business Administration & Computing and plans to take up further studies in Business and Accounting, we look forward to watching her develop and grow in her career.
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Pauline is one of the founding partners of Business Like. Pauline has now semi retired but works from home assisting us with credit control.
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