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We began life in 1991 as Robertson Chartered Accountants. After realising we sounded like…bean counters, we re-branded to Your Success.

We offer more than just bean counting. We are a locally-owned business focused on helping our clients achieve their personal and business goals. Put simply, we love helping clients succeed.

Between us, we bring a wealth of knowledge and experience as business owners, business coaches and accounting professionals.

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

Meet our team

Gilbert Robertson


Gilbert is a Chartered Accountant and very experienced at helping clients do better for themselves. He loves helping people, both in their business and personal life. Gilbert loves getting involved at the start of a business venture to help ensure…

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Chris Hardiman


Chris has more than 30 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant. During his time as a Chartered Accountant he has specialised in accounting and taxation services, business structuring, trust management and estate planning. Chris brings with him a wealth of…

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Steven Hopwood


Steven is born and bred in Nelson 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,…

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Kathy McConnon


Kathy has been in accounting since 2000 and is qualified with a Certificate in Accounting. Family is important, and with two children life is always busy but she finds the time to be actively involved in school fundraising.  In her…

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Hollie Mallaburn


Hollie has over 10 years’ experience in the accounting and bookkeeping sector. Her career started working alongside Gilbert. She then started working from home when her youngest son arrived, building a small bookkeeping and accounting business. Now, she is back…

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Samara Hogarth


Samara is an experienced office administrator, with over six years administration experience in diverse business environments. Samara joined forces with the team at Your Success as your first point of contact and is here to help with any of your…

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Luke Swart


Luke is a qualified accountant with more than 15 years’ experience in both corporate and practice financial advisory roles. Luke especially enjoys helping businesses grow and succeed through the implementation of sound and proper business and finance fundamentals. In his…

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Our services:


Develop a plan and achieve your business goals.

Let our coaching and advisory services to get you where you want to be. We mentor you along the way to help you achieve your goals.


Understand today so you can plan for a better tomorrow.

Gain more control, know how to apply your numbers and forecast your future, with the ‘Your Success Monitor’s up-to-date and accurate insights.


Spend time how you want, rather than book keeping.

We streamline and simplify your book keeping and accounting, so you can focus on what you do best in your business. Let us make numbers easy for you.


Put a plan in place and get to where you want to be.

Use our three-step process to get back the things you went into business for, with our three-step business coaching process. Time. Control. Money.

Don’t know where to start?

Let’s have an obligation free chat over coffee and get one step closer to finding your success.

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