Lay Associates was established in Leeston when Michael Lay set up offices under his own name. Previous to this Michael had been working in Christchurch and Leeston as a Partner in Allott Reeves and Co, Chartered Accountants. The full time move to Leeston was made recognising that there was a need for a full time accountant to service the rural area in Selwyn.

Initially Michael was assisted by one staff member. As the business developed and became busier Andrew Lambie and Justine Caunce were employed in 2005 to make life a little easier. In 2006 the offices were relocated to beautifully refurbished premises in the old Post Office building at 66 High Street. This move allowed for more expansion and shortly after Steven Free Joined the team whilst completing his accounting degree at Canterbury University.

The Firm continued to grow which led to the decision to open an office in Rolleston as part of our commitment to the Selwyn area. We see this as an essential move in building our long term relationship with the local community. This office formally opened in November 2007 and is now managed by Andrew Lambie.

The business continues to grow to the current day where we now employ 12 staff and have positioned ourselves as a leading supplier of accounting services in rural Canterbury. Our aim is to continue and extend our commitment to the rural community by providing high a quality service and assisting business to grow.