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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.

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At a Glance

Established: 2002

UK Presence: 17+ franchise locations

Start Up Cost: £18,370

Min personal contribution: £5,511

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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Case Studies

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In control of life with Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise

Caroline had reached such a point in her career that she was looking for her next challenge and decided that working for herself was the answer as she wanted something that she was in complete control of.

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Rosemary Bookkeeping franchisee flourishes

With Fiona’s experience and qualifications plus the support of the Rosemary Franchise, she feels confident her business will flourish. ‘’I have always wanted to run my own business and I am really looking forward to being my own boss, facing the challenges ahead and providing a fantastic Rosemary bookkeeping service to businesses.

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Celebrating first anniversary with Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise

In February 2012, Paula Edgington visited The Franchise Show at ExCel. Having just re-entered part-time work, Paula’s aim was to research different business ideas and to look into franchising as a possible career option.  

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Rosemary Bookkeeping franchisee eager to share his skills

Having been the Finance Director of the company Mike has built up invaluable experience in the bookkeeping field which he is eager to share with his local business community as well the skills and knowledge he acquired running his own company.  

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Rosemary Bookkeeping franchisee finds stability after redundancy

Terry is a qualified Payroll Manager, who worked for his previous employer for twenty seven years prior to being made redundant in July 2012. He has a broad range of experiences including working within a Finance and Human Resource environment.

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Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise offers everything needed for success

Bronwyn qualified as a chartered accountant in 2000 and arrived in the UK in the same year.  She was looking to invest in a business but was impressed when she met the Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise in 2010.

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News

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New Rosemary Bookkeeping business is "virtually" ready to go

Alan Trewhitt has secured the Warrington territory for his Rosemary Bookkeeping business and will begin helping business owners with their bookkeeping as early as next week.

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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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Rosemary Bookkeeping: Is there a better measure of success?

Rosemary Bookkeeping don’t think so! The franchise has gone from strength to strength over the last few years and this month sees their first ever franchise partner, Belinda Whitaker, renew her agreement.

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Would bookkeeping add up to the right future for you?

Rosemary Bookkeeping outline how vital bookkeeping is within the business sector. They discuss why a bookkeeping franchise may be the right choice for you and how assist franchisees in achieving success.

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