Nirmal Thakkar, owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping Garden City, shares her experience as a Rosemary Bookkeeping Franchisee.
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Nirmal Thakkar opened her Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise, Rosemary Bookkeeping Garden City, in July 2022 after the brand was recommended by a friend who is a CIMA-qualified accountant.
“When I met people at Rosemary, I felt that I could be a part of the family, and I will never feel left out.”
“I feel proud to be a part of the Rosemary Franchise,” she says.
Who is Nirmal Thakkar?
With a Master’s in Business Administration and having worked in the financial industry for about 15 years, and as part of a family of accountants, Nirmal supports her clients with years of knowledge and experience.
“My husband is a Financial Director of his property-based company in the UK. He is an accountant. All the men in my family are accountants.”
“Bookkeeping runs in my blood,” she says.
As a mum in a family of four, Nirmal balances her responsibilities as a Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise owner, mother, and committee member of her local Indian Cultural Association, which includes planning events and cultural activities throughout the year like Holi, Diwali and Navratri.
Why Rosemary Bookkeeping?
As a busy, family-oriented businesswoman who is entrenched in her local community, Nirmal chose Rosemary Bookkeeping to “work for [herself] and have control of [her] work-life balance.”
Franchisees like Nirmal also benefit from being part of a trusted brand, a nationwide network of bookkeepers, and a centralised and dedicated franchisor support team that helps with queries, best practices, sales, marketing, and operations.
The tried and tested Rosemary Bookkeeping model ensures they are on track to succeed in all they do – with the unique opportunity to achieve a turnover of £135,000 in just five years, based on an average commercial job value of £2,100 pa.
The Rosemary Bookkeeping Experience
Nirmal says the fundamentals of running a successful Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise have been to take small steps and work to her strengths.
“My people skills have [seen] me achieve success,” she says. Having also received esteem for her interpersonal skills, Nirmal knows that she can use this to her advantage when faced with the things she finds harder – like aspects of marketing.
“Face-to-face marketing helps a lot, as it shows your confidence and commitment in what you do, and the business owners can feel the same,” she says.
Words of advice
She says this commitment is what will enable your success as a franchisee.
“No matter who you are and what you have done, your commitment will make you successful.”
“If you are ready to work for yourselves and are passionate about your business, you will always succeed.”
Need a bookkeeper?
To contact Nirmal and receive her expert help with your bookkeeping, call 01462 41944.
For those elsewhere in the UK, find your nearest Rosemary Bookkeeping business today to book a free quote from one of our experts.