Hi there, I’m Helen. I am the proud owner of Living Business.

Taking a holistic approach to helping people in business means we look beyond the obvious to find and share vital insights into what’s working and what isn’t. The biggest thrill for us is seeing business owners gain a whole new perspective on their business by getting better access to their financials and better understanding.

I started in business 18 years ago, so I know what it’s like learning everything at once, and being everyone at once. The good news is, having things turn out well generally doesn’t happen by accident – you massively improve your chances with a strong support team (that includes people like us of course!) and putting robust systems in place.

My husband and I came to Tauranga from Wellington in 2014, after making a conscious decision to move to a better climate and change our lifestyle to be more outdoors orientated.  We ran a very successful residential property management business in Johnsonville, as part of the Quinovic brand, for over 8 years.

Since selling that business and relocating to Tauranga we now own and operate both  Living Business as well as a Fifo Capital franchise. Although my husband and I are owners of Living Business, I am the key contact and sole Director.

These days in business we’re often asked – what’s our why?  Ours is quite simple – it’s to be a positive influence both internally in the way with work with our team, and externally in the way we work with our clients.  It makes me happy to do good and leave people and businesses in a better place than where I found them.

– Certified Xero Online Accounting Software Accredited Gold Partner (Xero Limited NZ)
– NZ Certified Bookkeeper through the NZ Bookkeepers Association
– NZ Diploma in Accounting (2016) Career Academy
– Certified WorkflowMax Partner
– Certified Vend POS Partner (Vend POS Limited NZ)
Some older stuff:
– B. Applied Sc. Environmental Health (Massey University)
– B. Mus (Victoria University)

Areas of Speciality

Sam de Villiers


Office Software Specialist
Phone: 022 011 5358.

Bernadette Vera-Agas


Financial Analyst

Tanya Bamford-King


Xero Guru and Systems Expert
Phone: 021 2712493.

Robyn Halberg


Office Systems Expert
Phone: 021 1576893.



Phone: 027 6005794.