Oxford Edge

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At Oxford Edge it's in the business solutions and value we can add. We stay at the forefront, combining our intelligence, experience and breadth of skills to find the answers for your business. You are focused on the future of your business. Our focus is on helping you ensure it’s a thriving one.

Our range of accountancy and advisory services is broad, just like the challenges that a business can face:

  • Business advice.
  • Business sales and purchases.
  • Structuring.
  • Valuations.
  • Exit and growth strategies.
  • Tax and accounting compliance.
  • Formal and advisory board structures – independent Directors.
  • Systems expertise.
  • Strategic planning.
  • Finance and funding.
  • Specialist tax advice.
  • Matrimonial advocacy.
  • Forensic accounting.
  • Business intelligence and reporting.
  • Business recovery, disputes and mediation.

We've been a part of the Christchurch Accountanting community for over 120 years. Things really started to kick off in 1935, when Frank Rhodes commenced his own accountancy business. In 1957 his son, David joined as a trainee accountant. The business became Rhodes & Son in 1965 and Frank Rhodes retired in 1973. It was at this point that David and partners joined the Markhams Group. The Markhams name was adopted in 1974 when Bob Abbott joined, followed by Richard Ineson in 1983.

In 2001, David’s son Graeme joined the firm and became a partner in 2003. With a need to plan for succession the firm recruited Paul Rickerby from PriceWaterhouseCoopers in 2004. The firm moved to new premises in Kilmore Street on 15 December 2004 and remained there until the Christchurch earthquakes in 2010.

Graeme and Paul continue as Directors, joined by Belinda Canton, who have seen the firm through the Christchurch rebuild, the move to earthquake proof offices in Lincoln Road and the ultimate rebrand of the business in 2020 to Oxford Edge, transforming into a business intelligence firm underpinned by accountancy and business advisory.