Bexleyheath mother opens her own bookkeeping business
PUBLISHED: 13:04 13 February 2018 | UPDATED: 14:07 15 February 2018
A Bexleyheath mother-of-two has started up her own bookkeeping businesses, NAH Bookkeeping, after completing courses at a specialist UK-wide e-learning college.
Nicola Hutchings decided to start working from home in 2009, whilst on maternity leave from a Norwegian bank, where she had worked for 12 years as a deputy manager.
After some false starts with other online colleges, she found Ideal Schools - and hasn’t looked back.
Mrs Hutchings said: “I tried out a lot of different colleges, even having some come to my house.
“But they all had a high-pressure sales approach, and I found it very disheartening.
“Then someone recommended Ideal Schools, and I was sold from the first meeting.”
Mrs Hutchings joined over 2000 other students who have studied successfully with long-established Ideal Schools, to achieve her membership of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (MICB).
She has now obtained her practice licence and, as a result, has opened her new business.
She added: “Ideal Schools had a really attractive study programme, which was reasonably-priced and a sensible, well-thought out career path I could see myself following.
“I really felt they were a great team, always available and the Facebook page was a big help.
“When I was working from home, it was brilliant to feel part of a network.
“I want my business to have the same sort of approachability, and the same friendliness.
“I know that running a business can become a handful and I want NAH Bookkeeping to take some of the strain, and let small business owners to concentrate on making their business the best they can be.”