YOUR SUCCESS LTD, 54 Montgomery Square, Nelson 7010


Your Success began life back in 1991 as Robertson Chartered Accountants. We re-branded ourselves in 2015 because we realised that our old name made us sound like…well…bean counters.

We are so much more than simply bean counters. We are a locally-owned business focused on helping our clients achieve their personal and business goals through our Business Coaching Services and Business Mentoring. Put simply, we love helping clients do better. Between us, we bring together a wealth of knowledge and experience as business owners, business coaches and accounting professionals, so we understand where our clients are coming from.

We also have a team of experienced accountants that can assist with all your accounting and taxation needs. Our Accounting Essentials Team provides common sense advice and business services for the financial side of business. Our fabulous team is Xero certified and can offer helpful tips to all those tricky Xero questions.

By nature of our experience, attitude and service offering, the Your Success team is passionate about helping businesses like yours succeed.

Our vision is to be your ‘valued and trusted’ business and accounting partner and to work with a limited portfolio of clients so we can dedicate more time to your ongoing business development and respond when and how you need us to.

Contact us at Your Success Ltd to make an appointment.

Gilbert Robertson - Chartered Accountant

Gilbert Robertson


Gilbert is a Chartered Accountant and experienced at helping clients do better for themselves. He loves helping people do better, both in their business life and their personal life.  He also loves getting involved at the start of a business venture to help ensure the business gets off to the best start possible.  Outside work Gilbert loves getting into the outdoors, whether it be in an adventure race or on a family mission.

Mobile: 027 582 1219

Chris Hardiman - accounting and taxation services

Chris Hardiman


Chris has more than 30 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant and he specialises in accounting and taxation services, business structuring, trust management and estate planning, and business advice to a wide range of clients.

Mobile: 021 842 308

Steven Hopwood - Chartered Accounting

Steven Hopwood

Client Service Manager

Steven is Nelson born and bred and obtained his Chartered Accounting Qualification through Nelson Polytech (now NMIT). He has worked in Chartered Accountancy practices since 1982 and gained broad experience with a special interest in taxation. Away from work, Steven is married to Susie and is the father to two children, Stella-Rose and Ethan. In any spare time he enjoys a social drink and a game of pool.

Kathy McConnon - Accounting

Kathy McConnon


Kathy has been in accounting since 2000 and is qualified with a Certificate in Accounting. She is currently on the Stoke School Board of Trustees, and is always involved in school fundraising activities. Family is very important and with two children life is always busy. As the kids are members of the Celtic Pipe Band, Kathy has also become an active band member by being on the band committee.  In her spare time she enjoys going away with the family in the caravan and is slowly renovating her home with her husband Mike. She enjoys the outdoors and keeping fit by entering the odd multisport event.

Hollie Mallaburn - accounting and bookkeeping

Hollie Mallaburn

Book Keeping and Administration

Hollie has been working within the accounting and bookkeeping sector for the past 10 years. She started her career working for Gilbert at Robertson Chartered Accountants, then ventured off on her own when she had her youngest son, where she built a small bookkeeping and accounting business to enable her to work from home. She has recently returned to Your Success to provide administration, bookkeeping and payroll support to our clients. She is passionate about helping businesses become more efficient, saving time and money. She has two boys who keep her busy and in her spare time she loves to travel and spend time with friends and family.

Samara Hogarth - office administrator

Samara Hogarth


Samara is an experienced office administrator, she has over 6 years administration experience within different business environments. She has joined forces with us to be your first point of contact and will help with any of your enquiries. Outside of work her passions include painting, makeup artistry and spending time with family and friends.

Lea Gomez - Accountancy

Lea Gomez


Lea has Bachelor of Science Major in Accountancy, and has over 12 years in the accounting and audit field.
Outside of work, Lea enjoys spending time with her son and family and enjoys playing volleyball during her spare time.

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Joie de Guzman


Joie’s career as a highly-skilled accountant began after graduating with a Bachelor of Science Major in Accountancy and has spanned over 20 years. This professional experience has equipped her with a wealth of knowledge within the accounting sector. An avid film fan, Joie loves catching the odd movie or two and enjoys spending quality time with her family when outside the office.

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