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Reaping the rewards of being a Rosemary Bookkeeping franchisee

Franchisee: Jon Lewis
Territory: Sutton Coldfield
Franchise: Rosemary Bookkeeping

After 24 years’ service in the Royal Air Force as an aircraft engineer, Jon knew that he wanted to get into the business world. “The opportunity to be my own boss really excites me. I hope that from humble beginnings that I am able to grow a sustainable & successful business and hopefully reap the rewards that come with this.’’ Jon’s family are fully behind him; his wife works full time as an assessor in the childcare sector and his step son is employed in the construction industry.

Jon got involved with Rosemary Bookkeeping
“I had a very open mind about the franchise opportunity I was looking for, so decided to pay a visit to the Franchise Exhibition at the NEC. I had seen Rosemary advertised on the BFA website but wasn’t sure it was for me. However, a chat at the exhibition with the friendly Directors and team piqued my interest as I thought that I fitted the bill for what Rosemary was looking for. The Discovery Day & Founders Meeting reinforced these thoughts and convinced me that I have what it takes to succeed with the support from the professional Rosemary team. In a year’s time I will expect to have a well-established business, have a good reputation amongst local accountants and will be working with different clients following the Rosemary System®. I fully intend to provide a service that is professional and personal as possible by maintaining friendly relationships with every client I have.’’

Jon’s secret to success
“I intend to get out and about as much as possible to explain why the Rosemary system® offers such great quality bookkeeping to potential clients. I already have a very good relationship with my accountant and am looking forward to working with him.”

What Joanna Dennis, Franchise Development Director of Rosemary Bookkeeping says?
“Jon is a people’s person and having been in the RAF, has great attention to detail. I have every confidence that with the friendly support from the Rosemary team, Jon will be able to provide a great service to his clients and grow his business.

About Rosemary Bookkeeping
Rosemary Bookkeeping is a British Franchise Association accredited franchise, based on a successful business which was established over 11 years ago 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.