After a career at a Big Four accountancy firm and in investment banking, both at senior levels, I decided to leave the City. I wanted to spend more time with my children, who were growing up fast. Setting up an accountancy practice locally became the obvious choice. Not only would doing so enable me to manage my professional and personal life better, but I genuinely enjoy accounting work and helping clients achieve their goals.
The immediate issue I faced was marketing and technical support while I focused on my clients. I came across AIMS in an ICAEW publication. I attended their discovery session and immediately decided that their model suited me. A few months later, in early 2016, I opened my practice. Since then it has been growing steadily – I currently serve more than 150 clients, and that number keeps going up. AIMS have provided me with support at every step of my journey, even helping me arrive at a staffing solution.