I was born and raised in Te Awamutu and attended school locally. I grew up enjoying playing sports, particularly rugby and cricket.
My accounting career began straight from school in January of 1977 at a local accounting firm. I studied part time for my accounting qualifications during which time I married my wife Sue, played rugby and cricket and helped raise our three boys.
In March of 1992, Sue and I opened Mervyn Gyde & Associates and built the business over 10 years, merging in November of 2001 with Graeme Wansbone to form Gyde Wansbone. Gyde Wansbone is a member of NZ CA, an association of independent accounting firms throughout the country.
Over the last 20 years I have been involved in the community as a school Board of Trustees member and member of the Te Awamutu Kiwanis Club. I was a founding member and chairman of the Te Awamutu Events Centre Trust and over nine years helped progress the design and build of the centre through to its opening in 2001.
I believe community involvement is very important and I currently Chair the Waipa Community Facilities Trust and the Te Awamutu Expo Trust. I also sit on the Waipa District Promotions Committee. I also Chair two client Boards and enjoy the involvement and challenges that this brings. Our community involvement is a definite strength of our business.
I have also enjoyed coaching my boys at rugby and still maintain a passion for the game.
All of these experiences complement my formal training and enable me to offer practical solutions to everyday business problems.
I believe in establishing close relationships with my clients and enjoy being part of their family and business lives. I particularly enjoy helping them develop their businesses and grow wealth.
Our aim at Gyde Wansbone is to remove the hassle of tax compliance and free our clients to maximise their business potential with simple practical solutions and suggestions that grow and strengthen their businesses while providing for succession at maximum value.
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