Supporting entrepreneurs,
businesses, startups and
upstarts in taking great
financial steps forward.

Who we are

We are Stride Partners! Previously known (and loved) as Sugden McNeilage Partners (SMP),was established in Glen Iris as a merger between Sugden Accounting Services and T. McNeilage Associates in 2019.

The firm’s Partners Brett Sugden and Travis McNeilage, CPA qualified and Registered Tax Agents, have over 45 years’ experience between them.

How it started

Brett and Travis originally worked together as Partners for the same accounting firm based in South Melbourne which led them to opening up their own separate practices based in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Although they ran separate practices, both were located in the same office building meaning they could work closely together whilst developing a diverse portfolio of clients.

After 12 years of running successful individual practices, both Brett and Travis realised a merger would help them expand their business and their combined knowledge would prove beneficial for both clients and the practice as a whole. This would mean they could further expand the service and quality of service that they provided to their current and new clients moving forward.

What are we doing now?

As a result of the successful merger, we can now offer a broader range of services which has since extended to the formation of a bookkeeping arm which works closely with the accounting team to provide a complete service to businesses and individuals alike.

Thriving on keeping up to date with the latest technology and programs, we work closely and passionately with our clients to ensure the best quality and delivery of accounting and bookkeeping services.

Our clients

We provide our services to a range of industries, including but not limited to Hospitality, Property Developers, Real Estate, Horse Racing, Hairdressing, Pharmaceutical, Poultry Farming and Retail.

Our clients are always our number one priority.

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