Our Team

Traditionally, accounting firms work with figures by working backwards after the end of the financial year.  Because of the structure within Business Roundup you have access to a team that brings a different set of skills that compliments the rest and ensures support throughout the whole year for you and your business.

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Sue Thomas

Founder / Software installer / Mobile trainer & bookkeeper

Having started this business in 2003 as a means to have the flexibility around our two children.  It's now evolved from me to two part-time employee's who compliment and give our clients the support they need.

Coming from 18 years in the meat industry, systems and efficiencies have been ingrained in my psyche so I'm always looking at what software, internal systems and training that can be introduced to help all business owners get through the day to day grind and more importantly 'keep track of business'.

I consider myself to be active and make the time to enjoy Zumba, Power Hooping & bike riding.

I married into the world of the standardbred racehorse (where my husband trains from the racetrack in Richmond and is also self employed) and having brain washed two children who are now involved in the harness industry, one way or another in Canterbury, I decided 'if you can't beat them join them".  My release from work along with my exercise regime, is mucking out stables as "Chief Stablehand" in the weekend and being the Treasurer of the Nelson Harness Racing Club and the President of our local Owners, Trainers and Breeders Assoc who look after our local trainers. Along with all of this and running my business, my life is very busy but I love the juggle.

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Marie Currie


Marie is based in our home based office in Richmond and manages all our bookkeeping, GST & payroll clients who are happy for us to work remotely and utilise our systems.  Marie works mornings and is here with a friendly smile if clients want to either pick up or drop off paperwork - so don't be afraid to walk up the driveway!

Now that we have systems like Xero, MYOB & Banklink, working on the cloud has become the way of the world and allows us to better serve and support businesses both here in Nelson and out of the district.  Marie is extremely efficient with Xero, Cashbook Complete, Acepay & MYOB Payroll and treats every business as if it was her own.  She incidentally owns an engineering business with her husband Andrew, so understands all the trials and tribulations that go with running a business.  So you're in excellent hands!

Marie is a Mum of two school age children, Taine and Holly and is a 'horsey girl'.  When there's not a Pony Club event on that her and Holly are at, the family do try and get away camping to experience what Nelson has to offer.


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Sue Colvin


Sue (sorry we have two Sue's!) comes to Business Roundup Ltd with 16 or so years experience in end of year financial accounting and tax returns with an excellent understanding of NZ tax laws and GST.  She also has a great deal of experience in ACC & Payroll and has used many of the leading software brands such as MYOB, Banklink & now Xero over the years and is Xero Payroll Certified.

She is very efficient and motivated with an eye for detail that serves our clients well.

We often talk and joke about how personal our industry can be (as there's generally no secrets when we process those credit cards!!) but Sue is discrete with a warm and friendly personality that our clients love.

Sue works part-time so she can enjoy time with her family, especially the grandchildren and heads off for many a weekend enjoying our bays and lakes in Nelson.

It seems to be the theme that her husband is also self employed, so she very much understands from the coal face what's required.


“Running a small business and keeping up with compliance is a big job. Thanks to the Business Roundup team I can focus on the parts that I am best at and I have complete confidence my paperwork is under control. I work in with the team so my day to day bookkeeping is up to date and for added convenience they process the tax returns for myself and the business at the end of the year. They eliminate the surprises and manage the deadlines so I can concentrate on making the money! I highly recommend them."

Scott Williamson – Resworks Ltd www.resworks.co.nz/


"I’ve worked with Sue Thomas from Business Round-up for a few years and even though I have shifted to Christchurch I am still happy that she is looking after my books. Through technology it is not a problem anymore, if you are in different locations.

I don't have to worry. The GST gets filed on time or any other deadlines, which gives me the opportunity to concentrate on my business and do things I am great at. I strongly recommend Sue and her team, because they made my life easier, which I appreciate and I am grateful for."

- Claudia Kaltenstadler, Harakeke Consultants Ltd. www.harakekeconsultants.co.nz


"My name is Takeshi, I own my restaurant “La Capilla” in Richmond.
I am very happy working with “Business Roundup”. Their service is excellent and very helpful for small business like mine. This is first time to have my own business in New Zealand, but they are always giving me good advice to run smoothly.
I recommend “Business Roundup” strongly to everyone who needs efficient service."

Takeshi NAGAHAMA, La Capilla restaurant & café, Richmond, Nelson http://lacapilla.co.nz/


I changed to Xero a year ago now and it has been the biggest help with regards to saving time, giving excellent reporting on expenses and income etc and has been a huge help with our Accountant being able to go onto our Xero programe and forecast income for tax purposes etc.
The backup and support I have received from Sue Thomas at Business Roundup over the transition period has been excellent - I have often called after normal business hours and even on a weekend and have never been let down.  I also couldn't fault the initial training sessions.

Linda Appleton for Appletons Tree Nursery Ltd http://www.appletons.co.nz


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