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.”

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

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.

James Balderstone, Lucid Networks

Pebbles Bookkeeping took over our bookkeeping when a full-time member of staff left the business.  Our accounts are relatively complex for a business our size because of the number of different suppliers and products we deal with, but Pebbles were able to get quickly up to speed.  We have significantly reduced our costs spent on bookkeeping activity as a result. They have also helped us move to a new accounting system (Xero), which we are already seeing the benefit of, and we’re looking forward to working with Pebbles in the future to automate more of our back-office processes.

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.”

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.”

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.”