Achieving success against the odds

by | Mar 24, 2015 | Clients in the Media, News

TJ Sutherland and Steve Brown, who are part of Rosemary Bookkeeping, a client of Coconut Creatives, are a father and daughter team, have achieved massive growth in their business over the last fewSteve and TJ months. For four consecutive months the pair have achieved a massive 15% growth, month on month, for their business. TJ and Steve have been running their Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise for over four years now and to be achieving growth as they are is a testament to the hard work that they put into their business on a daily basis.

It is important to acknowledge that TJ and Steve have managed to sustain this growth under difficult family circumstances. Steve’s wife, TJ’s mother, has been critically ill over the last few months and Steve has had to take over the running of the house, care for his wife and run the business – they even took on four new clients in this time. That makes their success even more astonishing!

The pair have been flat-out busy for the last couple of months but their hard work is really starting to pay off for them. Their client acquisition is growing month-on-month and they don’t have any plans to slow down yet.

The Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise now has over 20 franchisees nationwide, servicing the SME market of over four million businesses in the UK. The franchise is based on a business concept that has been established and refined since 2002 providing a unique bookkeeping system within a fully-supported franchise package. Franchisee obtain huge flexibility with superb work-life balance.

“In November last year, we took on two new members of staff, Bianca and Adam. Adam is a graduate and in the beginning we had to put a lot of time and effort into training them both up. However, that time and effort is starting to pay off now and it has freed up my time so that I can concentrate on going out and bringing in new business,” explains TJ.

“We all work really hard as a team and we’ve been getting a lot of enquiries through our website. We’re also starting to promote our business on Twitter and Facebook to really get our name out there. We’ve been running for four and a half years now so we’re starting to take on bigger clients and getting much more recognition in the marketplace because of this,” adds Steve.

“This growth is really exciting for us and we want to carry on growing in the same way. We’ve got no reason to stop! We can just keep on taking on more members of staff and we want to eventually double our turnover,” adds TJ.

Rosemary Bookkeeping delivers intelligent bookkeeping services to SMEs, accountants and franchisors ensuring a consistency of delivery and high-quality work. Their practical, down-to-earth and friendly approach provides clients with information that enables them to understand and make decisions on their businesses, gives peace of mind that HMRC will be happy, whilst charges are fair and reasonable.

The franchise is backed by four successful business women, Claire Watson-Bardot, Joanna Dennis, Sarah Carlile and Lisa Curteis who have over 60 years of business and bookkeeping experience between them. As an Associate Member of the bfa Rosemary Bookkeeping has a proven ability to sustain a franchise network successfully.