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Rosemary Bookkeeping Franchise

Rosemary Bookkeeping offers a bookkeeping service; no bookkeeping experience is necessary. This is a home based or management opportunity.

Emma Chappell Rosemary Bookkeeping

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At a Glance

Established: 2002

UK Presence: 17+ franchise locations

Start Up Cost: £18,370

Min personal contribution: £5,511

Development type: Single-unit franchises

BFA Status: Associate




Franchise Info

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Launched in 2002, Rosemary Bookkeeping franchisees provide tailored bookkeeping for small businesses and accountants across the UK.

Many Rosemary clients are owner-managed, typically with fewer than 10 employees, across all industry types. They are generally too small to justify employing their own bookkeeper but generate too many financial transactions to manage themselves. 

As all businesses in the UK are required to keep records of their financial transactions, Rosemary Bookkeeping franchisees respond to this increasing need for an affordable, professional bookkeeping service that supports both the client and the accountant. 

Rosemary Bookkeeping was acquired by national franchisor ServiceMaster in 2017. With almost 60 years’ experience in franchising, and a portfolio of some of the UK's leading franchise brands, ServiceMaster, TruGreen, Merry Maids and Furniture Medic, you can be sure that you are backed by the best when you buy a Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise.

The franchise opportunity

Rosemary Bookkeeping is a truly scalable business; you can work from home choosing hours to fit around your lifestyle/family commitments, OR you can build the business into a management style opportunity and manage your own team of bookkeepers.

Home-based franchise
The truly flexible nature of this franchise allows all franchisees to run their business from a dedicated office within their home.  This enables not only flexibility but keeps your operating costs low as there is no need to pay extra costs to hire an office.

We show you how to set up a fully functionally home office incorporating all your telecommunications and IT requirements to run an efficient business and how to best communicate with clients; generally you would meet them at their business premises or a mutually convenient location.

Whilst hours are flexible, it doesn’t have to be a 9-5 job but you must have a full time attitude –  work the hours that suit your needs and enable you to meet your financial targets.

Management franchise
Our franchise model enables people who want to run a business which provides flexibility but enables strong growth by developing a team of bookkeepers (your bookkeepers will need to be either experienced or qualified). All our franchisees utilise our knowledge banks and technical team at head office who have over 60 years experience.

How much does Rosemary Bookkeeping cost?

The minimum personal investment for this franchise opportunity is £5,511 + VAT which is 30% of the total franchise fee. Up to 70% of the total franchise fee can be financed through most major banks and franchise finance providers subject to status.

How we train and support you

You will receive a comprehensive training programme covering not only tuition in the unique Rosemary System® but everything to get your business started:

  • How to set up and run your business
  • How to find clients and keep them over the long term
  • Tailored and proven marketing and business launch programme
  • Business development & sales techniques
  • Deliver a first-class bookkeeping service
  • Compliance and legislation

Your training will commence with a ‘getting to market’ training course.

What we look for in a franchisee

Our successful franchisees have a broad spectrum of backgrounds, from IT and recruitment executives, ex-military to bookkeepers and accountants.

We are looking for energetic, business-minded people who are driven to build a professional bookkeeping firm and make it a success.  Whilst an understanding of numbers is important, as is being IT literate, more so you will need demonstrable people skills and be able to delegate with a positive ambitious attitude.

Sales experience is an advantage in any business, but it is not essential as we will provide sales and marketing training.  

Remember we will work with you to maximise your strengths and our tailored training will ensure we give you the additional skills you need for your Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise.

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Emma Chappell Rosemary Bookkeeping

Interested in Rosemary Bookkeeping?

Contact Emma Chappell

Franchise Sales Manager


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Case Studies

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Case Study
New business owner brings Rosemary Bookkeeping services to Harrow

We sat down with the brand-new owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping Harrow, Nitin Patel, to talk about his career and training, being a scout volunteer, and his new bookkeeping business.

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New business owner brings Rosemary Bookkeeping services to Stevenage

Introducing Nirmal Thakkar, the new business owner of of Rosemary Bookkeeping Garden City, who is bringing brand new bookkeeping and accounting services to Stevenage and surrounding areas. Nirmal came to the UK in 2002 from India, and received an MBA from Hertfordshire University, before going on to work in sales banking. She then took a break from the industry whilst on maternity leave and helped a friend build his business from the ground up.

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Video interview with Grant Dye

Grant Dye of Rosemary Bookkeeping North Kent & Isle of Sheppey took time out of his busy schedule to chat about why he joined Rosemary Bookkeeping.

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New Franchise Partner in Bristol

A new Rosemary Bookkeeping business has just been opened by Sri Lankan born, Nilusha Thayanthurage and she looks forward to helping businesses to get back on their feet in the coming months by helping them with their bookkeeping requirements.

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New Franchise Partner covering Shrewsbury & Telford

Sarah Connop is ACMA qualified and has over 20 years of experience working in a variety of financial roles, working for small businesses and both FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies to help them understand their finances. Sarah had considered setting up her own business for many years but making the leap from the corporate world to the unknown was daunting as any new business owner will understand so; after spending some time researching options, Sarah chose to join the Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise network. 

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Meet the Franchisee: Mohammad Hossain from Rosemary Bookkeeping Stratford

Mohammad Hossain came to the UK in 2009 to begin training in accountancy with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Within three years he was ready to start work in an accounting firm, getting some hands-on and practical experience as a training provider. When the COVID pandemic began, Mohammad was able to take a step back and gain a fresh perspective. He realised he wanted to start his own business. He had been gaining experience for around 10 years now, it was time to make something of his own

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News

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Rosemary Bookkeeping Newbury & Basingstoke wins award for growth

TJ Sutherland, owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping in Newbury & Basingstoke, is celebrating having won awards for growth and resilience at ServiceMaster Live!  This award was for substantial business growth, and the North Star Resilience Award for her resilience against the number of difficult challenges she has faced in the running of her business since joining the Rosemary network in 2010. 

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Rosemary Bookkeeping Wyre Forest wins Award for Commitment and Dedication

Fiona Perks, owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping Wyre Forest, has won the prestigious INVEST Award for Commitment and Dedication at ServiceMaster Live! This award is given to the franchise partner who is committed to giving back and raising awareness of Rosemary Brand

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Rosemary Bookkeeping Reading wins Award for Bookkeeper of the Year

 Mike Wallace, owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping in Reading has won the prestigious PEOPLE Award for Bookkeeper of the Year at ServiceMaster Live! This award is given to the franchise partner who always goes out of their way to help based upon the nomination of their peers. 

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New bookkeeping business launched in North Kent and Isle of Sheppey

A New bookkeeping business has been launched in the North Kent and Isle of Sheppey area by local businessman Grant Dye.

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Not one, but two new Rosemary businesses open for business!

We are proud to announce that two new Rosemary businesses are open for business in 2019! Fiona Perks of Rosemary Bookkeeping Wyre Forest and Steve Booth of Rosemary Bookkeeping East Kent have successfully completed their comprehensive training with us and have opened the doors to their new bookkeeping business.

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Rosemary Bookkeeping opens in Bridgnorth and Wolverhampton!

Local businessman, Mark Hamblett has launched his new Rosemary Bookkeeping business in the Wolverhampton and Bridgnorth area.

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