go

Age is no barrier for Steve Brown

Bookkeeper named Olderpreneur Franchisee Of The Year

Andy Murrill

Reporter:

Andy Murrill

Contact:

Mobile

Age is no barrier for Steve Brown

A former IT specialist, who now runs a bookkeeping business in Newbury, has been named Olderpreneur Franchisee Of The Year by the British Franchise Association (BFA).

Steve Brown said: “I am proud, delighted and a little shocked. It’s great to be recognised for your success, as well as having a sustainable business which I can pass on to my family in years to come.”

Pip Wilkins, BFA chief executive, said: “Steve’s shown the ability and resilience to overcome many challenges.

“From leaving a corporate environment and starting his own business, to managing that business while caring for his wife, his calm head and steadfast approach has translated into a fast-growing business.”

Andrew Brattesani, UK head of franchising for HSBC, said: “While running his business and helping his daughter with hers, Steve’s still found time to put new ideas into the wider network for the benefit of his fellow Rosemary Bookkeeping franchisees.

“He’s a brilliant example of how, in franchising, experience is highly valued and no age limit applies.”

Mr Brown took over the Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise six years ago, and since then he has seen turnover increase by 37 per cent per annum, client numbers have almost doubled since 2012 and one client is a company with a turnover of £5m.

Steve introduced a number of IT innovations into his franchise, including a free app for clients and the use of Dropbox and Google Drive to share information.

Leave your comment

Share your opinions on Newbury Weekly News

Characters left: 1000

Newbury Business Today

Heaton & Partners
Newbury Business Today

Newbury 'a property powerhouse'

Buyers from around the world are being drawn to the market town

 
Rebecca Constable
Newbury Business Today

Wealth increases across Berkshire

Thirty-six per cent rise for richest households since 2008

 
Newbury Business Today

Westcoast sales growth

 
Newbury Business Today

Shaun's bid to be UK's Top Technician 2017

 
Newbury Business Today

Do you know your obligations?

1comment