Softlinks UK started up in January 2009 offering bookkeeping and administration support to small businesses and sole traders.
Our first clients were in the construction and skydiving industries. Two very different markets with distinctive requirements, but both provide their receipts in carrier bags and shoe boxes. Since then our client base has increased to cover the service industry, farming, gardening and the motor trade.
It was soon apparent that our clients required a broader choice of services to those provided so our range increased to include payroll/auto-enrolment and office organising/managing.
All our services are tailored to suit individual businesses with the aim of helping them grow and fulfil their legal obligations. Our prices are very reasonable and fair. Our aim is to aid our customers and not to break them.
We are a small, friendly company; we pride ourselves in the quality of service and customer care we provide.
When I left school I went to college and gained a City and Guilds certificate in Accounts and Enterprise Management, and a BTEC certificate in Business Administration. After gaining some practical experience at various companies, including Future Publishing, I took up a role with a young company as their office/finance manager. I ran their office and maintained their books for 5 years before moving on to a more finance based role at Virgin Mobile. I stayed with this company for 8.5 years during which time I studied with the IAB (International Association of Bookkeepers) and gained qualifications in Accounting & Advanced Bookkeeping, Accounting to International Standards, and Personal & Business Tax.
I have always loved working for individuals and small companies. In 2009 I started up Softlinks UK so that I could support them in their businesses at a frequency and rate that suited them. I am still as passionate now about helping this sector as I was when I first started the company.
When I am not busy working I can be found on an airfield throwing myself out of a perfectly good aeroplane, packing parachutes or just socialising with other skydivers.