New team members and business expansion
Although 2021 is already a tough year for most of us, the year has already bought us new team members and business expansion The Hollies Bookkeeping Services, so we are grateful for that.
Helping our clients and customers is at the heart of everything we do and we are lucky to have a valued client base to provid bookkeeping and accounting services toin Shropshire, Wales, nationwide and even overseas.
Some of our clients have taken us with them when they’ve moved their operations to places as far-flung as America and Australia. Well – it’s nice to have some ‘travel’ even if it is over email or Teams!
Despite a difficult and unprecedented time over the last 12 months, our office space has physically increased too.
We moved into Suite 6 at Bennetts Business Centre in Pontesbury back in 2013 and soon found that we needed more space, expanding into Suite 7 for meetings and filing in March 2016.
We found that we needed yet more desk space recently for all our paperwork and the latest members of The Hollies Bookkeeping family.
We’ve now graduated to another floor, moving downstairs into Suite 9 just last month in January 2021! We have added new window stickers to the front so now everyone can see our offices here at The Hollies.
Shirley Hartshorn is our newest bookkeeper to join us. Shirley has worked in accounts since leaving college and she will be working on Bookkeeping, VAT returns & Payroll. In Jan 2020 she was sadly made redundant from the Lord Hill Hotel in Shrewsbury when the business was sold for housing development, having been their Head of Finance for 13 years, but we are happy to have gained her and her skills here!
Shirley said: “The ladies at the Hollies are sooooo friendly and as I live in Pontesbury it’s a very handy place for me to work. I love walking my dog Cassie (a Black Lab), going to my caravan on the Welsh Coast and watching my husband and two sons playing local cricket. I also love my weekly Indian takeaway!”
And this year we welcomed our new Operational Director Charlotte Jones and said goodbye to bookkeeper Faye Kinnersley, who has moved onto pastures new. Thank you for everything Faye and good luck and welcome Charlotte! We hope you can help keep us all in order!
Another new bookkeeper Josie will be starting with us on 1st March and we are hopefully set to welcome yet another lady to the Hollies team to do 1-2 days general admin and support our team of bookkeepers very soon!
When the schools start to reopen, and we can get back to something close to normal, we are hoping to have the team back together in Pontesbury in our newly expanded office space!
Our team and all our space is now just ready and waiting to help clients old and new. If you want advice or help with anything from payroll, VAT returns, self assessments and general bookkeeping or accounting services, please give us a call here The Hollies on 01743 790086.