I was honoured to feature in the Business Times in August 2023, talking about my motivations, ambitions and experiences. It was a more personal interview than your usual run-of-the-mill story about what I do and how I can help people ...
If you want to read the entire thing, then visit the Business Times website and open the August 2023 edition. I appear on page 17 so you'll need to scroll through the file to get to the page. However, here's a little summary of what I talked about.
Speaking about my career, we opened with a chat about my first job when I was a student selling ice cream at Chester Zoo! Seeing the animals was a bonus, but I certainly enjoyed cashing up and dealing with the money. This inspired me to my first proper job after university which was as a trainee at a firm of chartered accountants.
I was asked about the best advice I was ever given, and this has to be to "listen to everyone and act on what is right for you and your business". And my favourite part of being in business is the trust I get with my clients. After all, I am dealing with the intimate details of their financial world, so you have to be trusted.
Questions about career goals and plans for the future are very clear. I am very happy with my business and the size it is and I just want to keep finding the right businesses to work with. If I ever retire then I hope to be bookkeeping for my kids if they choose to start their own businesses.
Of course, the interview delved into my personal life and I enjoyed talking about singing and dancing and how I love being on the stage, but you'll have to visit the Business Times website to read the whole thing.
Like all businesses, I've had my ups and downs over the years, but with the support of my husband Paul, we're in a good place and long may it continue.
If anything I've written here resonates with you, call me on 01604 420057 and let's see how we can help you.