Welcome to the Tauranga Smart Business Centre

Hi, I am Anthea. I am very much a people person with a genuine interest in helping my clients to grow their business and efficiently managing their tax affairs.

Talk to Anthea on 07 577 6600 or 027 746 6204

Meet Anthea


Anthea is passionate about helping clients and helping make their business more successful.

Anthea has been working in the NZ accounting industry for some 20 years. having worked for Bennett Gibson in Te Puke and as second in charge at Nairn Fisher in Rotorua.

She joined the Smart Business Centre Group in 2012 and in became a Director of Smart Business Centre (Mt Maunganui) Ltd in October 2014, and the managing partner of Smart Business Centre (Tauranga) Ltd in June 2017.

Anthea enjoys the beach in the sunny Bay of Plenty with her husband, Mark, and their daughter, Petra.

Meet the Team


The Tauranga team enjoying a break (Anthea is getting the donuts!).

Vanessa Simes is a senior accountant and  looks after the general day to day running of the office. She is mum to 2 teenagers and lovable terrier dog, Oz. When they are not demanding her attention Vanessa loves reading, and enjoying the beach, entertaining and enjoying the odd glass of wine.

Terry Wang is an accountant and joined our office in June last year.

Joanne Newman has some +30 experience in accounting, and was the founding principal of SBC Tauranga. Joanne is an expert in club accounting and  systems, and frequently called upon to investigate instances of fraud. She is a licenced private investigator.

Tony Ryan is a partner and co-director with Anthea in Smart Business Centre BoP.

Frank Newman is a director of SBC Tauranga and co-founder of the Smart Business Centre Group.

Andrea Sears is the voice you will hear answering the phone at our tauranga office. Andrea has many years experience in administration.

Miranda Smart (our mascot) is fast asleep after a big GST day (and a big bowl of cat biscuits!).

What our clients are saying:

“Thank you for your invaluable help with our financial accounts. Everything has gone very smoothly. We have found it to be an easy process compared to the previous year and it was achieved in a very short time.  The hard copies arrived in the post today along with a lovely message from Miranda Smart! As you say – you are not ordinary accountants – you do so much more than keep our books tidy.  It’s wonderful to have such a supportive person there to talk to and go through all the “hard stuff” to do with running a family business.  Thank you so much for all the support and advice.” – Wendy, Baytex Manufacturing Limited.

“We have been a client for nearly 20 years.  SBC has helped us manage many accounting situations and their knowledge has helped us make the right decisions. We are grateful to have the  Smart Business Team guide us and recommend their services.” – Barry Andrews

“As new clients of Smart Business Centre (Tauranga), we are absolutely delighted with our experience! We are very impressed with the energy, enthusiasm and professionalism of the team. They have done an outstanding job of our accounts, suggested ideas to help us grow our business and are a friendly, positive team to work with. We would thoroughly recommend them to everyone!” – Julie & Dale, Quest4Fun Ltd.

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Find Us

20 Park Street, Tauranga 3110
P O Box 4242, Mount Maunganui South 3149

Phone 07 577 6600
Fax 07 577 6687
Mobile 027 746 6204


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