It has been a momentous 12 months for a small firm in East Yorkshire where the numbers keep on stacking up, with client numbers rising from one to 90 in just seven years.
Firstly, Turpin Bookkeeping Services of Brough has become a family firm with owner Liz Turpin now joined by daughter, Bel. More staff have been recruited to cope with a growing workload, the company has moved to larger premises and Liz is also investing in new musical talent.
Liz Turpin has just celebrated her seventh year running her own company, and now employs three full-time and two part-time staff. After managing to cope in one office, Turpin Bookkeeping seized the moment to relocate to adjacent space at the Humber Enterprise Park in Brough towards the end of 2017. This was just two years after Liz moved her fledgling business to her home village to make the most of the location.
In addition to Liz and Bel, who handles business development, bookkeeping and payroll, there is Tom Hood their longest employee and lead bookkeeper. Harry Chun who is on a two-year working holiday from Hong Kong as a bookkeeper; Roxanne Bailiff, who joined the team in December as junior bookkeeper; and Liz Ewing, administrator/PA to Liz.
Established in 2011 by Liz, Turpin Bookkeeping Services has over 20 years’ experience in business accounting, and works with a range of businesses throughout Hull and East Yorkshire from sole traders to limited companies, business start-ups to growing enterprises and established firms.
It’s great to have a family connection with Bel joining me, and we can grow the business together, our sheer rate of growth has been staggering, with new clients every month. We’ve achieved this through networking and increasing the range of services through investing in staff development.
Every business likes to support local talent and Turpin’s is sponsoring East Yorkshire musician Paula Bowes. The teenager from Burstwick, who plays viola, has performed in the last year at the Royal Albert Hall and on the BBC. Paula cited the importance of sponsorship to helping her make the most of career opportunities.