Our Accounting Clients

"We have been with Shepherd Hensman since we first started out in business 12 years ago and they have been there with advice and support as our business has grown and especially as accounting technology has advanced. Our involvement in the live Beta testing, made possible through Shepherd Hensman, of the new MYOB Account Right software, has made transitioning to the latest technology seamless, and their approachable, friendly team are always on hand if questions arise".

Marcelo Nunez & Emma Lowe: Monowai Estate - Vineyard and Winery


"For our sins my wife and I became destined to own and operate an import/export company in Fiji.

For two people with exceedingly limited knowledge of basic accounting procedures it quickly became imperative that we associate ourselves with someone, not only knowledgeable, but with the talent to convey that knowledge to two mathematically challenged individuals some 3000km away while avoiding melt downs and slit wrists.

Fortunately our Hastings accountants had on their staff just such an individual, who not only had the required educational talent but was prepared to shoulder regular tantrums and showers of abuse. We first met Russell Jaggard when we placed MYOB on our short list of accounting packages, mainly because we required both a good inventory system, (with literally hundreds of thousands of widgets to keep track of,) and foreign currency as we purchase in three currencies and sell in two. We had three weeks before we were booked on the plane for our new adventure, within which we had to set up the system, load the inventory and get our heads around not using our fingers and toes as our primary mode of calculation. It was achieved with Russell’s amazing tutelage and limitless patience!

We made the flight armed with two laptops full of stuff we knew little about, a remote access set up so we could get Russell into the system to create order out of chaos, and bundles of enthusiasm which went somewhere else at some point over the last 7 years.

Our business has grown five-fold in that time to a point where we now can consider selling and returning to New Zealand, and we are seriously indebted to Russell for the assistance he provided from the outset and his consistent positive attitude when life became strained.

Also he never once succumbed to the temptation to jump on an aeroplane to ‘personally’ rectify our problems and charge us for the privilege!

With thanks to a friend and mentor"
 
Darryl & Christine Hook: Lomani Wai Nature Reserve Homestay


"Wright Wool is a successful wool brokering business in Waipukurau serving the wider Hawkes Bay. We are passionate about our industry and work very hard to ensure our clients receive the highest standard of service. We also insist that our service providers are of the highest calibre and Shepherd Hensman Ltd fit very easily into this bracket. We have enjoyed a fantastic working relationship since we bought into this business. They have helped us develop our business into what it is today. Their staff are always friendly, polite and respectful. They speak in a language we can all understand and they even have a sense of humour! I would encourage any business to employ the services of SHCA as they will be assured of excellent, reliable and honest advice.

We have been with Shepherd Hensman since we first started out in business 12 years ago and they have been there with advice and support as our business has grown and especially as accounting technology has advanced.

Our involvement in the live Beta testing, made possible through Shepherd Hensman, of the new MYOB Account Right software, has made transitioning to the latest technology seamless, and their approachable, friendly team are always on hand if questions arise."

Philippa Wright Limited trading as Wright Wool