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Bay Building Group:

"We moved across to Stannards amidst a challenging time for our business as we wanted more personalised service, proactive feedback and a firm that had extensive commercial experience. In a short period of time we have worked closely with the team at Stannards who have helped us deliver more accurate reporting, tidy up the overall structure of our business, ensure significant tax savings and also work through a number of key negotiations with various stakeholders. The team at Stannards are efficient, accurate and very easy to deal with and we are certainly happy to have them in our corner moving forward."– Kane Malherbe, Chief Executive Officer

Buchan Consulting:

"As a business that is constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of our clients and to adapt to growth opportunities, it was essential that our accountant viewed our relationship as more than just a fee for service transaction. With Stannards, we have a team that we can rely on to provide important insights into our business that go way beyond the numbers, and it's this aspect of our relationship that makes it a true partnership."Rebecca Wilson,Chief Executive Officer

Chadstone Toyota:

"Having now been a client of Stannards for over six years I would like to express our gratitude for the excellent service levels and forward tax planning requirements and discipline your company has advised and delivered to Chadstone Toyota over this period.
Also, we really appreciate the legal and planning advice you have offered us promptly over time when we have set up new companies within our main corporate structure.
Well done, Marino, Peter, fellow directors and your dedicated staff."
Graeme Ward,Dealer Principal

Furnace Engineering:

"Stannards have been particularly good at reviewing our Groups overall affairs before the financial year to provide effective tax planning."David Lloyd-Jones,Chairman

Bayford Group:

"The Stannards team have become trusted advisors and partners. Our relationship is far deeper than just Accountant and Client."Hugh Bayford,Chairman

Pana Chocolate:

"Peter, Anthony, Triet, Marino and the whole team at Stannards are some of the highest calibre of professionals and humans we've encountered. They provide first tier wisdom and expertise without charging like a wounded bull. The values and morals underpinning the organisation encapsulate invaluable human capital we are so proud to be associated with. Definitely partners for life. No - I haven't been paid to say this."Michael Saba,Director

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HBT Agency Group:

Peter combines a very strong technical base with a creative and entrepreneurial mind-set that helps separate him from many of his industry peers. Having worked closely with Peter on a number of clients, his ability to provide considered and thoughtful advice is second to none.Peter also has a great understanding and appreciation of new technology and the benefits that exist with being an early adopter. This is critical for businesses focused on their day-to-day operations that require some proactive guidance.Alongside his father Marino, they are able to provide a very complete and complementary service for their clients.


Marino’s strength is his ability to think about his clients’ ‘big picture’ and set out plans to achieve significant business goals. With the support of an exceptional team, Marino is able to focus on the key strategic issues that offer the material value for clients. Marino has assisted mutual clients in the M&A space; business restructuring; cost structure management; family succession and wealth creation. His wealth of experience has proved invaluable in navigating through these situations. Marino is the perfect Chair of a highly productive client Advisory Board.Marino works in closely with his son Peter whose skill sets are very complementary and provide for an exceptional service offering for ambitious businesses.

Lindsay Park Racing:

I have known Marino Angelini, the managing partner of Stannards for many years. Many of his clients’ own horses that are currently in training at Lindsay Park Racing. My father Colin S Hayes, AM, OBE commenced his training career in 1947 in Adelaide. Heestablished Lindsay Park as Australia’s premier private trading facility. When dad retired I was handed the reigns and had immediate success in training winners. I also enjoyed remarkable success in Hong Kong and that success continued upon my return to Australia in 2006/07 winning 11 Group 1 races.

As part of the ongoing development of Lindsay Park Racing, I knew had to complete a new training facility in Euroa. I reached out to my close friend and successful owner Gary Lechte. That’s when I met Marino a “true” professional. He sat in on a few meetings and quickly advised me of the dos and don’ts of running a business. I remember him saying, “You train, leave the rest up to me”.
Marino, together with his son Peter, who will look after my training partner and nephew, Tom Dabernig and my son, Ben, have transformed my business into an effectively governed and truly professional operation. Marino and Peter advise on strategic, operational and financial matters, they liaise and direct staff and external suppliers. The growing success of my business confirms I madethe right decision to use Stannards’ services. I am confident that in conjunction with Stannards, I am laying the foundation for future success at Lindsay Park. As Marino says “ You train winners” Peter and I will look after the business. I couldn’t be happier. What’s more Prue knows that the business will be successfully migrated to our third generation. Thanks Stannards, Marino and Peter, I’m not sure where we’d be without you.

D. A. Hayes

Bayley Stuart Capital:

Stannards are accountants and advisors of the highest calibre. We made the move to Stannards in 2013 thinking they will be a top quality boutique accountant. We’ve since found out they are so much more. Their branding “business partners for life” definitely resonates with us. They take a long term view on your relationship and get to know you and your business. The value they’ve added to various aspects of our business is unquestionable. For every $1 you pay Stannards in fees you probably get $10 back in service and value to your business. As a team they’re highly skilled, proficient and experienced in so many areas; nothing is too small or too large to get them involved in to utilise their perspective, experience and business expertise to achieve an excellent outcome. In addition to what they can bring to your business, they’re terrific people who after a few years of service many clients like myself consider the closest of friends and second family. Our core Stannards interaction has been with Peter, Marino, Anthony, Tom who all provide exceptional service. Stannards are the ultimate business partner to have in your corner and we can’t recommend them highly enough.

Andrew MacGillivray
Managing Director