Mark has always been in the IT business with over 20 years’ experience of computing, coding/developing, specifying, testing, managing teams, configuration of software and customisation; all skills that are transferable into a franchise such as Rosemary.
Having worked for a progressive company he and his wife were able to work part time when they started a family. When his wife went back to work fulltime, Mark stayed at home with their three children. As the children have now reached the age where he is surplus to their requirements, Mark started to explore the franchise industry and found Rosemary.
Mark is excited about becoming a business owner. “Essentially it is my business, I make the decisions but I have the support of the Rosemary team in the background with all their wealth of experience. I’ve tasted success in previous projects but rewards seem to have gone to others, this time I’m looking forward to reaping those rewards myself.”
How Mark got involved with Rosemary Bookkeeping
“I’d always thought a franchise would be the right choice for me and having been to a few of the franchise fairs I ended up on their mailing lists. Nothing had really clicked into place, pizza parlors, pet grooming, house/oven cleaning, courier services etc. never really appealed. Until the day that piece of “junk” mail dropped into my inbox regarding Rosemary Bookkeeping. Everything about it just seemed to fit and I immediately enrolled on one of their Discovery Days. The Discovery Day just confirmed what I had hoped for, a highly professional and ambitious team providing an interesting and exciting business opportunity with a reassuring level of support and so I decided to join the team.”
Mark’s secrets to success...
“One of the key areas I’m hoping to impress on people is prompt service. While going through the set up of my business I have found that the service provided by various tradesman and service providers has been dreadful, no replies to calls, e-mails, turn up and then don’t provide the quote etc. I know I will do better than that .“
What Joanna Dennis, Franchise Development Director of Rosemary Bookkeeping says:
“Mark is a great addition to the Rosemary family of franchise partners. He is an extremely conscientious bookkeeper with great attention to details and has a friendly rapport that clients will appreciate.”
About Rosemary Bookkeeping
Rosemary Bookkeeping is a British Franchise Association accredited franchise, based on a successful business which was established in 2002 and offers a unique bookkeeping system which is built around charging clients per transaction rather than per hour. The Founding Partners have over 60 years of business and bookkeeping experience between them in the essential business disciplines of accounting, operations, sales and marketing.
According to the Federation of Small Businesses, over 4 million customers NEED this service. By law, all businesses in the UK are required to keep records of their transactions which later are used by an accountant to file for tax and often VAT. Managing these transactions through bookkeeping is often the biggest headache to the small business owner and a task that is left at the bottom of the pile.
There is a growing network of established Franchise Partners in the UK either running their franchise as a management business with bookkeepers undertaking the work for them or working on client accounts themselves.