bookkeeping service to sole traders and small businesses

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Expertly Balancing Your BooksI offer a professional, reliable and affordable bookkeeping service to sole traders and small businesses in Derby, Nottingham and further afield


Hi, I’m Pat Dakin. I started Greenwood Bookkeeping Services in 2015 to provide personalised bookkeeping services to small business owners in the East Midlands, giving them the financial information they need to succeed and grow.

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Throughout my career, I’ve always had a fascination with numbers and loved attention to detail. After a 30-year career in administration in the police force and then higher education, I realised that starting my own bookkeeping business was the perfect way to combine my love of balancing the books with a desire to support small businesses in the region.

I gained my Level III bookkeeping qualification from the Institute of Certified Bookkeeping in 2014. Since then I have gone on to qualify in Payroll Management and Self-Assessment Tax Returns.

As a small business owner myself, I understand the challenges of juggling multiple responsibilities, sometimes taking on roles that are outside your comfort zone and feeling that you could use someone with expertise to just sort it for you!

I really do believe that I provide more than bookkeeping; I work in partnership with owners, freeing up their valuable time and helping to grow their businesses.

As an example, one of my first clients was a lady just starting out in business. She was very good at what she did, but she didn’t know the first thing about accounting or bookkeeping. I’ve helped her business grow by making sure she has the financial information she needs to make the right decisions at the right time.

We meet every quarter, over coffee and cake, to go through her accounts so that she knows what her profit margins are, which products are the most profitable, and where the business is growing. When she makes purchases, she knows she can afford it. Four years on, she is running a successful business that gives her a comfortable salary, and I’m proud to say I’ve had a role in that.

If you think your business could benefit from this kind of support, please do contact me for a free, no obligation consultation. If you’re in the East Midlands we can meet face to face, or there is the option of video conferencing if you’re further afield.

I’d love to hear from you; please get in touch.

Greenwood Bookkeeping Services is licensed and regulated by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

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