Member Profile: Lucie Howard From Leo Bookkeeping Services
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Posted by Steffi Lewis on 18/10/2021 @ 8:00AM
Lucie Howard from LEO Bookkeeping Services has always been a constant for me at BNI Sterling. Already a member when I joined nearly two years ago, she is knowledgeable and friendly and always willing to help out her fellow chapter members ...
I wholeheartedly recommend Lucie Howard from LEO Bookkeeping Services!
Lucie is a bookkeeper, and a brilliant one at that. But she is more than that, she's a bit of an inspiration to me. Having been a teacher and looking after 400 kids (she says that was a breeze compared with standing up presenting in front of the chapter) she was looking after the financials of the pre-school and decided that she really enjoyed bookkeeping.
Wanting to free up more time for herself and her young family, she trained as a bookkeeper and went full time, leaving teaching completely, to look after her clients!
And here's the inspirational part for me. In just 5 short years, she's grown from just her to moving offices 3 times and employing staff. She must be good at what she does then right? Well, yes, I only ever hear good feedback from other BNI Sterling members and she gets (and gives) a good number of referrals at our meetings. Am I jealous? Not at all, but I am very impressed with how she's achieved all that in just a few years.
Lucie lives in Lavendon with her husband, 2 kids and her cat. When I asked her what she wanted in life she replied, "To travel more and retire early". Yeah, she could easily do that. Keeping as tight a rein on her own business finances as she does on the accounts of her clients has meant some good solid growth and with her team able to carry on working when she's out and about, she's got more freedom than she ever could have as a teacher.
She has a wide range of clients now. I did ask her about that and she said, "a bookkeeper is something all businesses will eventually need, but the key to that is to be flexible and give the client exactly what they need". Many different professions, may different trades and many different sizes of business. She works well with them all because she really gets to understand who her clients are, and what it is they need from their bookkeeper.
"I wholeheartedly recommend Lucie Howard from LEO Bookkeeping Services!"
If you're looking for a bookkeeper yourself, whether it's someone to enter your receipts for your trade, do your VAT, keep your profit & loss up to date or produce management reports for your larger business, then I wholeheartedly recommend Lucie Howard of LEO Bookkeeping Services.
There are only a few business people who really impress me (most of them are in BNI Sterling), but as I'm in process of changing my business model, I may well need a bookkeeper myself soon.
Lucie is the only one I'll consider working with.
Until next time ...
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If you'd like to know more about Lucie Howard From Leo Bookkeeping Services or are thinking of engaging the services of a bookkeeper, then you can find her at www.leobs.co.uk or call her on 01234 247507 to find out how she can help.
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