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Meet the Ambassadors

IDEAL Schools are immensely proud of the successes that many of our students achieve as they have transition from student to professional bookkeeper/accountant.


So that every IDEAL student has the opportunity to ensure that they are embarking on the correct journey, we have enlisted a team of IDEAL Ambassadors to share their own experiences, and provide some independent guidance to anyone considering this career path.

Our Ambassadors have been through their training with Ideal Schools and built very successful businesses on the back of their hard work. If you’d like to arrange a chat with any of our Ambassadors, email us at admin@idealschools.co.uk, stating your preferred contact, and we'll put you in touch.
Terry Ramm
My main satisfaction is helping others and I love offering advice to new starters and encouraging people into our profession
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Nicky Hagenbeek
After 16 years in the corporate world, working in a wide range of industries, I left on maternity leave and haven’t looked back since.
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Joanne Turner
I initially started studying to allow myself to progress from a job that I no longer enjoyed. By completing the ICB courses, I have completely changed my working life.
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Mark Williams
I started Bookkeeping when i was appointed as treasurer for a local community group. Having done this for a few years, I decided to gain some qualifications with the intention of running my own business.
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Sandra Douglas
I have been in finance for most of my working life. I began with a BA in Accountancy Studies and then went on to become a fully qualified CIMA management accountant, working in such big name companies as Co-operative Retail Society, Coca Cola Enterprises and Comet.
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Michelle Smith
Michelle founded ValueAdd Business Solutions in January 2011 after a 20 year career in professional services. She has extensive knowledge of new start and growing businesses having worked with a broad spectrum of organisations over the years.
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Vip Patel
My bookkeeping/accountancy journey is perhaps different to most. I decided to retire at the age of 50, as with most that retire at an early age, I was bored soon after.
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