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Firm Profile - Background

Coombe Smith was originally established as a Partnership between the Palmerston North Accounting Practice of Brian Smith, and the Marton practice of Bernie Coombe in 1974.

On the retirement of Brian Smith in 1996, Brent Dickins joined the firm after 10 years experience in an International Accounting Practice. From a local farming background, Brent has packaged his practical skills, and applied them to other business sectors. Following significant growth in the practice Brent purchased the Palmerston North Business from the Partnership in 2003. In 2005 Brent teamed up with Ross Barnett and opened an office in Hamilton, and in 2009 they purchased Beban and Associates in Cambridge.

Hamish Pryde joined the firm in 2008 bringing a background in road freight transport, agricultural contracting, farming and many and varied commercial activities. Hamish Pryde has been a Chartered Accountant since 2000 helping clients as the trusted business advisor.

The firm has now collected a diverse range of clients and developed a greater range of products and services to tailor to each individual client's needs. Along with the traditional accounting services, we have developed a special interest in property development, investment, management and syndications. More recently, we have introduced financial planning, risk reviews and mortgage broking services to meet the greater demands on the modern business owner.

The firm is now recognised as a 'One Stop Shop' for all business services, and this is endorsed by our overall vision for the firm.

We are committed to forming close partnerships with our clients. This way we can understand your unique situation and customise the assistance we provide to suit your needs. Our commitment to excellence is evident in the hardworking nature of our staff, and the exceptional service we offer.

Our enthusiasm for our work means you are provided with a friendly team of professionals who are eager to use their expertise to help you succeed.