Trudi Ballantyne
 

Trudi Ballantyne

C.A, P.P - Director

Trudi grew up on a dairy farm just north of Whangarei. She went to Northland Polytechnic to attain her Chartered Accounting qualification.  Trudi is married to Pete and they have two teenage children.  They moved to Te Puke in 2001 where she started working at BRG. In 2003 Trudi became a partner and in 2012 became the sole owner of the business, until April 2014 when Martin also joined Trudi as an owner.

Dairy Farm accounting is a real passion for Trudi. She has been able to take the practical knowledge gained from growing up on a dairy farm and apply that when talking to her clients. Trudi sees an important role is to come up with practical and innovative solutions to help her clients through the challenges and joys of owning and operating a business.

During her spare time Trudi enjoys reading, relaxing by the beach in summer, skiing in winter and tramping - though with two teenage children that spare time can sometimes be limited!

2016 has seen Trudi awarded with the prestigious Fellowship Award by CAANZ. The award recognises members who are role models for trusted leadership in business and finance.

Email: TrudiB@busres.co.nz

Martin Pipe
 

Martin Pipe

B.M.S, C.A, P.P - Director

Martin grew up on a dairy farm in the small farming community of Reporoa before moving to Hamilton to attend the University of Waikato.  After completing a Bachelor of Management Studies he started his Chartered Accounting career at Staples Rodway Hamilton, where he gained entry to the Chartered Accountants (C.A) College.  Martin joined BRG in 2012 and has recently become a director.

His passion for chartered accountancy lies in assisting clients to develop and grow their business.  The arrival of cloud technology has changed the playing field for small business and Chartered Accountants.  This technology allows easy interaction for clients where regular engagement with them stimulates growth and profitability within their business.

Martin enjoys family time with Nicole and their two young daughters, listening to music, mountain biking, water sports and getting to the mountain with the snowboard.

Email: MartinP@busres.co.nz

Nick Cole
 

Nick Cole

A.C.A.

Nick joined us in February 2015 as a Senior Accountant. He previously worked for eleven years at another Chartered Accountants in Tauranga and he is qualified as an Associate Chartered Accountant.

Originally from the UK, Nick has been in New Zealand for seventeen years.

He is married to Julie and they have one child.

Email: NickC@busres.co.nz