Purchase of James, Harvey & Norman's Accountancy Practice

Our firm has agreed with Ian Chatfield to purchase the accountancy practice of James, Harvey & Norman Ltd which took effect on Friday, 29 January 2021.

We are delighted that Ian will continue to be employed by us to provide continuity of service for former clients of James, Harvey & Norman Ltd.  Clients can expect the same quality personal and competitively priced service which Ian and his team have provided in the past.

Ian made the following comments about this change:

Graham & Dobson are Gisborne's longest established accountancy practice having been formed in 1906.  Back in the day, 1982, when I first returned to Gisborne after gaining my qualifications and working in Auckland and London, I worked at Graham & Dobson for Richard Stannard's father, David Stannard.  I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Graham & Dobson and have maintained close ties to them throughout my career.  They are great bunch of people; excellent accountants and their fees are reasonable.  I am in no doubt that all James, Harvey and Norman Ltd clients will be well looked after at Graham & Dobson.

Like many businesses, over the years accounting firms have been lumbered with more and more compliance issues, even more complicated tax matters, digital destruction and other things, which have made it more and more challenging for all practitioners, especially sole practitioners, to operate.  I will therefore be pleased to have the support of the team at Graham & Dobson.

We have integrated the James, Harvey & Norman Ltd business with our existing premises on the corner of Disraeli Street and Gladstone Road where there is parking available for clients. The phone number to contact Ian is now 869 1234 where our receptionists will be happy to take your call.  Ian's email address is available here.


Client in the Spotlight

Roberts Tree Surgeons Ltd

Paul and Kelly Roberts started their business Roberts Tree Surgeons from scratch 12 years ago. Today the company is a strong team of 10 full time staff. Roberts Tree Surgeons are the one-stop shop for tree removal, tree maintenance and tree planting.

The majority of their work is tree and garden maintenance of private clients and large infrastructure clients...


Meet our Team

Ian Chatfield

What is your current role at Graham & Dobson?

Where are you from originally?
Born and raised in Gisborne.  Lived in Auckland, London and Gisborne


What our clients say...

  • Parihohonu Station has been involved with Graham and Dobson since the early 1900s. They have proved to be of great value, producing a high standard of quality work, are trustworthy, astute, and approachable any time at all. The staff are very friendly and will bend over backwards for us. We always recommend this long established firm unequivocally.

    Avianne and Nigel Faram

  • We are grateful for the enormous amount of support the staff of Graham & Dobson provide. They have demonstrated a high level of understanding, knowledge and financial direction and deliver a consistent service in structured, efficient timeframes. This is a company with high integrity and strong values focusing on providing the utmost levels of customer satisfaction.

    Gisborne Stroke Support Group Inc.

  • Graham & Dobson helped me start my own business in 2007. Without their help and support the process would have been a lot harder. They offer excellent on-going support and advice.

    Karl Platten - Lawns Plus Ltd (GreenAcres)