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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...

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.

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.”

Robert Flinn, Director, The Drawing Room

“Pebbles have provided professional and personal approach to all our accounts needs from processing invoices to management accounts. Based in-house they have become a valuable asset to the business and have given us a more strategic and analytical approach to our finances.”


Steve Tanswell, Manchester Facades

I changed book-keepers around a year ago because of a disagreement.  I employed Diane of Pebbles and having been with the same firm for 10 years, I was amazed by how easy working with Diane was.  Not only did the change save me money but also saved me time.  Utilising new technologies (to me) have massively improved the amount of money I can claim back in VAT and has made the whole process speedier and well as easier.  Even when Diane is chasing me for information she does in a friendly professional manner.  I’m thrilled to be working with her and would recommend her to anyone.

TecCre8 Ltd

“We began to relinquish our bookkeeping tasks to Pebbles Bookkeeping in September 2020, following our meeting with Diane Huxley to discuss our requirements. We signed up with Diane immediately. We have all built a quick rapport with Diane and it’s good to know that we have her support and expertise at the other end of the phone.

Pebbles Bookkeeping is a perfect fit for our company and liaises seamlessly with our accountant. It is our pleasure to work alongside them.”