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Pebbles Wins Award for the Second Year Running!

When it comes to bookkeeping services in Manchester, the goal is to always provide consistency when it comes to businesses. Little did the team at Pebbles expect that consistency would provide the company with an award win two years running.

The Hardest Year

Business practice during 2020/21 has been affected within every single industry throughout Manchester, especially within our diverse client base. The dedication of the team at Pebbles saw them working with every single client and new ones in helping them navigate through this unprecedented time of upheaval and financial uncertainty.

Diane and Sean worked day and night with a majority of clients to keep their businesses functioning and financially stable with up to date bookkeeping. Surprisingly, after a whirlwind year, this family-run bookkeeper’s was informed that for the second year running they had been awarded the Bookkeeping Services of the Year award by the Manchester and North West Prestige Awards.

Dedicated Family

With everything that has occurred throughout the past year, the small family team at Pebbles remained dedicated to business owners when everything became turmoil, understanding that bookkeeping suddenly became an afterthought in the face of such uncertainty to most business owners.

“We didn’t expect to win the award two years running,” says company director Diane Huxley. “We had been so focused on our clients for the past 12 months that had been adversely affected by the pandemic and the effects on their business that it was a shock a year had passed since we were blessed by the first win. For a second win consecutively after such a challenging year, we feel honoured and thankful.”

Working Around the Clock

Being a family run business has posed its challenges for the team at Pebbles in a year where schools were closed and home-based working became the new normal. With both Diane and Sean having to work around their business, their client’s business and their own family life, this unit had to navigate and sacrifice a lot of family time together to help their clients stay strong during 2020.

“We looked at it as our calling and threw our heart and souls into it,” says Diane. “We live, breathe and work for our little family here, and we saw that all of our clients and their employees had families at home that were just as worried about the uncertainty as we were. We knew that between us we could alleviate some of that stress and fear by doing what we could for them.”

Honoured for Sacrifices

Pebbles spent 2020 working with business owners on solutions, as well as providing bookkeeping services in Manchester, software training and payroll outsourcing services to make businesses run more effectively and financially stable.

“We are immensely proud to win this award two years running, and this one means so much because of how much we sacrificed and worked through to ensure our clients could rest a bit easier” finishes Diane. “We would like to thank all of our clients for keeping the faith and entrusting us to help their businesses, as well as the Manchester and North West Prestige Awards for presenting us with this amazing award.”

For bookkeeping services in Manchester, contact the team at Pebbles today.

Don't just take our word for it...

Steve Price, BWP Inspire

“We have now been working alongside you with various clients. In some cases, we have introduced you to our clients and in other cases you have worked as part of our team. Every time we have brought you in you have done a great job. We now see you as an extended part of our team. You have proved to be professional, flexible and above all competent in getting the work done. We would not have any hesitation in recommending you again, and we look forward to working with you more in the future.”

Sarah Rekia, Site Welfare

“In bringing Pebbles onboard, it has made me wonder why we decided to try and do our own bookkeeping at all. Pebbles came in and sorted 18 months worth of mess we had unwittingly created, and we cannot be more grateful. I wish I had been told about them years ago and I hope every business out there struggling would give them a call to fully see the benefits they are missing out on.”

Lisa Heggie, The Gunnery

A massive thank you to Diane at Pebbles Bookkeeping & HR. You took the huge stress away from where do I start, with employee policies etc. You have created us a great, informative employee handbook, covering all necessary policies and risk assessments in a matter of no time and from the other side of the world too. I will definitely be in touch for any future help our company needs.

Anne-Marie Armstrong, Amberry Marketing

I just wanted to thank you both for the help you’ve given me thus far in setting up my new cloud-based bookkeeping system ‘Clearbooks’.

Having used Microsoft Excel for more years than I care to admit, I had more than a few reservations when considering changing the way I managed my books, yet understood that I had to make the change sooner or later.

After an intense training session with Sean, (where I probably asked 101 questions), my fears quickly dissipated and I can honestly say that although it’s likely to take me a little while to really get to grips with the new interface, I’ve no doubt that this simple system will save me so much time and hassle in future.

And less time spent doing my books, almost certainly means more time with the family and an end to rushing around like a mad woman at quarter-end!

Thanks again and I’m looking forward to working with you again soon.

Sam Phillips, Sam Phillips Builders

“Sean and the team at Pebbles provide bookkeeping services and do everything from processing invoices to payroll and then final accounts to trial balance.  They have put processes and systems in place that have helped the company track our projects and see if they are profitable and to help us generate better profitability and cash flow.  I highly recommend Pebbles Bookkeeping and often pass their details onto my contacts.”