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About Susie

Susie is a Management Accountant who specializes in helping small, ambitious businesses understand their finances. With a background in the food industry she has helped a number of Devon based businesses take control of their finances. If you would like a free chat call Susie on 07801 199 671 or email

Case Studies launched!

Recently I have been working on a series of case studies to give a more in depth look at how my support has helped my clients achieve their business goals, and have more confidence that they are making the right choices.

This was one of my New Year’s resolutions because sometimes I find it difficult to explain what I do. Every client gets a slightly different service depending on the challenges that they are facing at the time.

The first case study featured the wonderful Paula Golby and her team at Cooper Golding Recruitment. Cooper Golding has experienced phenomenal growth over the last few years and was shortlisted for best business growth at the 2019 North Devon Business Awards. Paula knows exactly how her business works but making the right decisions in a rapidly growing business requires reliable information that easily provides answers to the questions that the sales team ask.

You can read the case study here: Case Study: Supporting Business Growth This case study was also featured in the August edition of Business Action magazine!

The next one featured Jim Humphrey at Ecocleen SW. Jim took over a franchise for the South West area in 2016 and by seizing various opportunities managed to grow sales five fold over the following 3 years. This sales growth led to issues with cashflow, as is often the case in any business, and so Jim needed good information to help secure additional funding as well as to make sure that the business was profitable.

Find out more here: Case Study: Managing Cashflow

There are a few more case studies in the pipeline, and hopefully more opportunities to help business owners manage their finances.

Food For Thought in Cornwall!

Exciting news, hot off the presses!

I am so pleased to be working with the Cornwall Food Foundation on another workshop for ambitious food businesses

On the 16th of October I am heading to the amazing Healey’s Cyder Farm outside Truro to deliver a workshop that is once again targeting at helping small food producers grow sustainable, profitable businesses. This time the training will be spread over three (or maybe more) sessions covering:

1. Business planning and working out what will build the business that you want to have
2. Sales skills; building the relationships that deliver the sales that you’re looking for and
3. Marketing skills; getting the message to both the end consumers and other partners in your chain to make it all happen!

The programme is limited to Cornish based businesses, but the contant will clearly feed into future events that I run (next one scheduled for spring 2020…)

For more information head to