Accountant testimonials

Case studies

  • Steve Hunt, Barnsley

    Steve Hunt, Barnsley

    Steve Hunt’s decision to change career direction after 20 years in industry was made for the simple fact that he wanted to work with a portfolio of small businesses within his local area. Steve he opened his AIMS Accountants office in Barnsley in June 2014 and since then has grown from zero clients to more than 170 clients.

    Steve’s comments on his experiences with AIMS are “Thoroughly enjoys working with local small businesses and I’m always looking forward to continued growth but the focus does shift with time to delivering excellent customer service in line with the AIMS philosophy to all my new clients”.

  • Tania Oxley, Birmingham

    Tania Oxley, Birmingham

    Setting up my own accounting practice wasn’t something I’d ever thought of doing. But then I heard of AIMS through a friend and after some thought it felt like the right move. What really attracted me to AIMS was the fact that I would be in charge of my hours, and I could grow the business to the size I wanted to suit my personal circumstances.

    As any working parent knows, juggling work and home commitments can feel like a constant battle and after 15 years I’m still not sure I’ve got the balance right. Running your own business requires huge amounts of energy and perseverance. However, the added benefit of the central office support provided by AIMS which is a godsend.

  • Philippa Scobie, Bedford

    Philippa Scobie, Bedford

    I started to toy with the idea of setting up my own accounting practice about a year after my second child was born and the eldest starting school.  I was naturally sceptical of franchises, however I was pleasantly surprised at the ‘value for money’ offered by AIMS. There were no initial high franchise fees, and the quality of support available is fantastic, allowing me to remain in control of my own destiny and most importantly, my own working hours.

    Even in the very early stages of running my practice, I felt confident about selling myself and building an income that I am not sure I would have had by going it alone. It was very clear from the start that their focus is on my success. From helping with marketing to setting up my home office, AIMS have been there with the knowledge and experience to get things right first time, saving me money as well as precious time.

  • Kaysen Pyndiah, North London

    Kaysen Pyndiah, North London

    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.

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