The Pebbles Family Wins Once Again

2021 has been a year of restructuring and change for many businesses, including those in the financial sector, reeling from the double blow of both Brexit, the economy and the global pandemic – each providing a do or die mentality when it came to keeping not just their businesses alive, but also that of their customers.

Riding High Through Uncertainty

The Pebbles Bookkeeping and HR team have ridden 2020 and 2021 with their clients as a major focus in helping them get the help they need to continue trading and evolving with the new normal that businesses now adhere to following a turbulent period of history.

Being in the finance industry, Pebbles has been no stranger to acting swiftly when it comes to their client’s needs, using innovative and educated approaches to solve many financial and worrisome problems faced in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.

2021 brings recognition of the strong efforts in the financial sector of the Pebbles Bookkeeping family in the form of winning the 2021 Best Family-run Bookkeeper Award at the Acquisition International Worldwide Finance Awards 2021.

Recognised on a Worldwide Scale

Acquisition International launched the Worldwide Finance Awards to recognise those businesses small and large who make a continuous impact on the greater industry, showcasing innovation, client dedication and unwavering work ethic. Between a mix of large to small firms, the team at Pebbles showcased the absolute best in care for their clients, first-class service and setting the new ground for family-run bookkeeping services.

The journey to winning the award has been a long process from being initially nominated, but one that continuously makes Diane and Sean proud of all of the work put into the company in such circumstances as 2020 and 2021 has presented.

“We have always worked so hard in making sure our clients have a business to wake up to every day, and that has been what we have always had our focus on” admits Diane Huxley, director of Pebbles Bookkeeping.

“When we won Bookkeeping Services of the Year for a second time earlier this year at the Prestige Awards, we were just so proud that that focus was behind the work we put in every day. To now hear that months later, we are not only recognised as this family-run bookkeeping service by a worldwide awards ceremony but win a prestigious award at it – I just don’t know how you could prepare for that without it tugging at the heartstrings.”

Family Goals

The goal of the Pebbles family has been one to create a personal approach to each client to help them achieve strength year on year, a task that has certainly pulled on the heartstrings of Diane when it has come to protecting their clients against financial disaster for most of the 2020s so far.

“It has been hard not only as a small family business for ourselves but you suddenly see all of these clients you have invested your energy and care into suddenly feeling helpless and uncertain about their business pulling through,” says Diane. “You don’t want to leave them hanging on a call whilst you try to find a solution – you want to find that whilst they are with you.”

This mentality helped the Pebbles teamwork through many hours to earn their place as the Best Family-Run Bookkeeping Services in Manchester.

“Sean and I worked more hours than we dare to think about during the past year to help our clients get through, and we are so proud that these wins for us mean that we won for them where it counts – keeping them working for their families.”

Contact the team at Pebbles Bookkeeping today – Bookkeeper Award Winners!

What our clients say…

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.

Lisa Heggie, The Gunnery

“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.”


Robert Flinn, Director, The Drawing Room

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.

Steve Tanswell, Manchester Facades

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