Backing local businesses

We've been supporting businesses across Christchurch and Canterbury to do better since 2014. Our experienced team allow you focus on what you do best, while we help with the rest.


Our team

Matt James

Head Business Coach

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Matt will work alongside you to enhance your business.  He is both a 'critical friend' and your biggest fan. During his career, Matt has had the opportunity to acquire an extensive range of experience, knowledge and skills that can now be used to enhance your business.

Matt has worked in domestic and international markets for both the private and public sector. He has led extensive business operations, as well as delivering significant projects and new products in challenging environments. Having worked for large multi-nationals and small businesses, Matt works equally well in the boardroom and on the shop floor. He is comfortable in the varied cultural environments of New Zealand and internationally.

Matt also enjoys volunteering for local community initiatives and organisations.

Belinda James

Accountant & Financial coach

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Belinda provides Accounting, Tax & Bookkeeping services. She can manage the day-to-day financial side of your business or  explain everything in simple terms so that you can learn to manage your business money matters well.

Belinda is a member of the Institute of Certified NZ Bookkeepers (ICNZB) , a Xero Certified Advisor and Silver Partner, a Crystal Payroll Partner, a member of the Accountants & Tax Agents Institute of NZ (ATAINZ), and qualified as an Accounting Technician (AAT) and an ACCA accountant while living in the UK. She has been working within the accounting world since 1987 and started her business BizBooks in 2009.

Being a wife and mother of two sons, she knows how to juggle home and work and understands the challenges that sole operators and small businesses face when trying to find balance and succeed.

BizBooks Accounting, Tax & Bookkeeping

BizBooks is our sister-brand, providing Accounting, Tax and Bookkeeping services across Christchurch, North Canterbury and beyond. Belinda runs BizBooks, while also providing her services to North Canterbury Business Services clients.