My story starts when I am 19 and the mother of 2 babies, I had left Grammar School and married my first love. Whilst the children were small I worked where I could to fit around them, luckily I had a very supportive father who had just retired from work who was always there for me. At first it was Avon, Oriflame, kitchen help etc but I soon realised I wanted to do more and embarked on a period of study to become an Accountant.
In the early eighties with very little money I had to work from books, there were no online courses! I used to get up every day at 5.30 and study before the boys woke up. Eventually I started working part time as a bookkeeper and gradually studied and worked until in 1993 I qualified as an Accountant! By then though, I was 30 years old, my boys were 10 and 11 and it was difficult to get a job living in rural Norfolk. So, I started my own business and in the next 10 years grew it to a stage where it was worth £50k. Having had a serious car accident in 2002 I started to reflect on my life and, together with my new husband, we decided to move to Spain. I sold the business and we bought a small cave house in the middle of nowhere in Andalucia with a dream to build a horse riding holiday business together.
Looking back I realise this was my therapy following the accident but we had an amazing experience and learned so much. However, the isolation soon became too much and after 18 months we sold everything and I went back to working in Accountancy again in Gibraltar. Over a period of 14 years I learned about international tax, compliance, company management and much more before starting my own consultancy business.
I am now working from my finca in Southern Spain and can offer business services in UK, Gibraltar or Spain. In the next few months I will be launching my signature start up package for female entrepreneurs in Spain. This will be delivered via downloadable e-books and also short retreats at my finca where we can work on business and leaisure together. We still have horses and over the years I have qualified as a Pilates intructor so can help with wellness as well as business!
I would love to help you with your business ideas so please get in touch if you think I am a good fit for you!