Julie Allison – Your Bookkeeping Solution

“The ICB package was ideal for me as I wanted to continue to be self-employed, and it covers lots of different aspects of Bookkeeping meaning I am equipped to offer a range of services to clients…”


Adeolu Omosanya FICB – ICB Employed Bookkeeper of the Year 2018

“I took the bold step to sign up for the full ICB course package through Training Link and within a year I had completed the course. At this stage I was very confident in my abilities, ranging from double entry bookkeeping…”


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Helen Carby – The Dentdale Bookkeeping Company

“If anybody had told me 15, 10 or even 5 years ago that one day I would be a Certified Bookkeeper, member of the ICB, hold my own Practice Licence and run my own business then I am not sure what I would have said!…”


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Sue Bruland – Open Counting House Ltd

“I have had a very varied career to date, starting my working life as a chef in top London hotels, motherhood, worked in Germany for 9 years, moving back to the UK and finally setting up an engineering business with my husband…”


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Michael Smith – Greensand Bookkeeping Limited

“…I initially set up Greensand Bookkeeping in September 2017 having decided I wanted to follow my heart and run my own business, helping others with their accounts. At the time, I worked for a large company where I was responsible for purchase ledger accounts.”



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Marika (Hillson) Iacobucci AICB

“…I thoroughly enjoy my new life as a self-employed person which I should have done years ago…My message to those who are taking this journey, work hard and don’t lose faith in yourself, Training Link is there to support you on your route to your new professional life.”



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Jaye Snell AICB PM. Dip

“I’ve always had the desire to be…’something’, and whilst at school I wanted to be everything from a Paramedic to Red Arrows pilot. It was only after undertaking work experience with my aunt in an accounts office within a local haulier business, that I really started to become interested in bookkeeping and accounts…”


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Ruth Cringle AICB – Admin Elite

“A short time ago a couple of clients asked me if I could come in and help them with their accounts. Knowing that I would need to be registered for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) to offer bookkeeping services as part of my business, and after a couple of discussions with a few local Accountants, I decided an ICB qualification would be the best option for me.”



Jake Richardson

16 year old Jake Richardson is flying high after completing his Level 2 ICB studies with Training Link, earning a Distinction with Honours (98%, 97% and 100% for B1, B2 and B3 respectively). We got in touch to ask him a few questions…



Husein Lakha

Husein has so far passed all his exams with flying colours, with his lowest result being 94%. The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers recently spoke with him to get an idea of how he achieves such excellent grades and what he is planning to do after becoming a fully qualified ICB Bookkeeper.



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.”


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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…”


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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…”


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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…”


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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…”