Jo Querelle – JQ Business Services

“Based in Warwick, South Warwickshire, I’m extremely excited about running my own practice and, more importantly, about being able to make a valuable contribution to the success and growth of other people’s dreams.”


Slater Jones

Allison Slater – Slater Jones Bookkeeping

“After 26 years of working in banking management, my role was at risk of redundancy. This was a great opportunity for me to re-evaluate what I wanted to do next with my working career, so I applied to take voluntary redundancy…”


AO Bookkeepers

Ade Omosanya – AO Bookkeepers Ltd

“I always wanted to own my own firm, so I started to investigate how to set up a bookkeeping practice. During my investigations I stumbled upon the ICB, which prior to my research I had never heard of before, having only ever studied along the ACCA pathway previously…”



Charmian Heys – Now Bookkeeping Ltd

“Being a sporting person, at school I was never particularly academic. Consequently I really could not wait to stop studying and start working. Inevitably I headed for a short-term career in the leisure industry, which was fun but I soon realised it was not a long-term career, so I joined the British Army. Life has a way of making you change directions and sadly, due to an injury, I did not make it out of basic training and I was given a medical discharge…”


Caplin Bookkeeping……….

Christine Aplin – Caplin Bookkeeping

“My background is in Corporate Banking, having spent 19 years working across a variety of roles for two major UK Banks.  Over a number of years I have had some ill health, but I continued to work throughout various treatments and operations. Last year the opportunity came up for me to take voluntary redundancy; having planned a career break to take some time out and enjoy life, I opted to take it…”


Birchfield Bookkeeping

Stefan Shell – Birchfield Bookkeeping

“It’s fair to say that the words “Life’s a journey, not a destination” apply quite firmly to my life so far.
Coming out of University with a degree in Environmental Biology, I had grand plans to spend my life wandering the outdoors in the environmental sector. But life has a way of catching you unawares and showing you alternate futures, and so after meeting and marrying my wife, I settled into family life…”



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Claire Adams MICB PM.Dip – Paper Trail Bookkeeping

“I started looking into becoming a bookkeeper in 1997 when my husband started his first business, he is an electrician and as such I had to learn not only basic bookkeeping but also things like CIS and how to manage the various tasks involved, so I started training through Training Link…”



Carol Shipley – C.L. Shipley Bookkeeping Services

“With a grandfather who was an accountant, and a father who trained in accountancy and ran a successful business it is no wonder that I was interested in figures. Had I been a less headstrong teenager I would probably have trained to be an accountant, but I went a different route missing out college years and ended up in sales and marketing…”