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Student Spotlight

19th March 2024
Practice Spotlight: Celtic Bookkeeping and Accountancy Services
Leanda Daddow and the team from Celtic Bookkeeping And Accountancy Services discuss their business journey and Ideal Schools’ on-going role in their success
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19th March 2024
Jayne Clifford-Greening Discusses Her Career Goals
Jayne Clifford-Greening discusses her career goals, the obstacles she faces and why giving up is not the answer when life gets challenging
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28th November 2023
Sharon Morris discusses how her bookkeeping training with Ideal Schools has given her the work-life balance she craves
My work-life balance is exactly where I wanted it to be when I set out, and I probably work part-time hours for a full-time wage now. We recently spoke to...
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21st November 2023
Sarah Povey’s Ideal Schools Experience: A Springboard to a Successful Accountancy Practice
Getting started Sarah started training with Ideal Schools in early 2013 and with their help and her own commitment and hard work, achieved distinctions in ICB Level 2, 3 and...
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31st October 2023
Emma MacPherson’s Career Development Journey with Ideal Schools
Introduction Recent Ideal Schools student Emma MacPherson has had quite the professional and training journey over her time with Ideal Schools. In this article, we share her experiences.
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13th June 2023
Nicola Tennant’s Courageous Leap into Bookkeeping: A Tale of Resilience and Success
Introduction: The Emergence of a Dream “Being self-employed and working from home,” was a distant dream for Nicola Tennant until she made the bold decision to step out of her...
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9th May 2023
Lisa Cresswell’s Inspiring Journey to Bookkeeping Success
Introduction: Embarking on a new career path can be both exciting and challenging. In this article, we share the inspirational story of Lisa Cresswell, who transformed her passion for finance
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22nd October 2021
Clare Lee
Clare’s fight-back from ill-health led her to a new career in bookkeeping with assistance from Ideal Schools
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17th August 2021
Tracy Irvine
A former shop worker in South Wales has seen her business take off after retraining as a bookkeeper.
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4th August 2021
Nicola Fallon
Pandemic has been life-changing chance to learn for Salford mum
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15th December 2020
Clare Kendall
A year to remember for Lincolnshire bookkeeping business
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18th November 2020
Susan Lang & Juliet McKenna
Tyneside bookkeeping business is on a growth curve
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9th April 2020
Kate Dell
Wiltshire farm bookkeeper plants seeds of new enterprise with Ideal Schools
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23rd March 2020
Naomi Harris
Manchester Mum finds mojo to go it alone after home study course with Ideal Schools......
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9th December 2019
Rosie Clarke
GB Athlete Partners with Ideal Schools in Training for Life after Sporting Career.....
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20th September 2019
Jane Gray
Major Career Switch has Ideal Schools Student on Path to Grow Her Own Business
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17th September 2019
Ann Edwards
Bookkeeper Looks to Pay It Forward After Studying with Ideal Schools
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17th September 2019
Helen Armstrong
Businesswoman Chooses Ideal Schools to Formalise her Bookkeeping Credentials and Launch Her New Business Faster
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29th May 2019
Mike Wadham
It is never too late to start rebuilding your career......
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30th January 2019
Tatsiana Sviatsets
"Ideal Schools had the best reviews and some very attractive portfolios of courses."
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30th January 2019
Rasa DAlton
"I would recommend Ideal Schools to anyone wishing to qualify as a well-trained bookkeeper.”
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21st December 2018
Emily Darnton
"I decided that the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers’ (ICB) qualification was best for me...."
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18th December 2018
Jason Dalton
Jason so valued his Ideal Schools’ experience he’s putting two of his qualified employees through its payroll course.
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23rd July 2018
Samantha Shipley
ICB definitely had the best way to go into business for myself....
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3rd July 2018
Christine Aplin
Continuing to learn is important to me, and I think it is great that Ideal Schools....
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3rd July 2018
Louise Woodhouse
within 14 months, I had fully qualified with my practice licence....
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3rd July 2018
Jan Moss
I’d recommend Ideal Schools to anyone looking to take the plunge into bookkeeping
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21st February 2018
Alessandra Lanzalaco
Ideal Schools’ online learning support helps London woman secure her dream job in the world of finance....
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29th January 2018
Nicola Hutchings
I want my business to have the same sort of approachability, and the same friendliness....
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10th January 2018
David Cavanagh
I am a big believer in small businesses, and helping their owners to see the bigger picture, and what can be done to help them grow....
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8th December 2017
Joanne Turner
I’ve done almost every course offered by Ideal Schools, and each one brought me more skills....
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24th October 2017
Joanne Osborne
I want to provide more than just accounting, and to do it with style, with passion and with optimism.....
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1st September 2017
Tracey Crewdson
I thought, ‘well, I can add up!’ So I looked into bookkeeping.....
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23rd August 2017
Lisa MacLeod
Motherhood starts some women down the path to training as bookkeepers......
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23rd August 2017
Theresa (Terry) Peers
Her life-long gift for numbers stood her in good stead....
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2nd August 2017
Kathryn Cowin
There are few stories, even in the multi-faceted world of bookkeeping.......
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31st July 2017
Paul Maddison
Everyone who comes to bookkeeping later in life brings the expertise of their former profession.....
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13th June 2017
Jessica Harrison
I wanted to be able to run my own business around the kids....
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23rd May 2017
Jonathan Kemp
Everyone I spoke to had the knowledge at their fingertips
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8th March 2017
Ricardo Pereira
I knew that Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) certification was what I wanted!
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8th March 2017
Mark Williams
Mark wanted more control over his own career!
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16th November 2016
Marie Wells
Marie Launches new Antrim bookkeeping business
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8th September 2016
Vip Patel
Restlessness, and a desire to give back
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3rd August 2016
Nicky Hagenbeek
Back to work on her own terms
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2nd August 2016
Veronica Vladiuc
AAT Member & Student
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22nd July 2016
Sandra Douglas
My practice is increasingly successful!
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20th July 2016
Lynda Smith
CIMA to ICB
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7th July 2016
Eszter Petrinovics
"Bookkeeping has become my life!"
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7th July 2016
Karen Cain
Karen's story
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5th July 2016
Terry Ramm
Age is no Barrier!
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