Trio come together to mark Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

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Three Marketing Derby female entrepreneurs are celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (19th Nov) by joining forces and working together, demonstrating the strength, resourcefulness and resilience of the Derby business community.

Yvonne Gorman of Essential Print Services and Suzanne Dixon, founder of Kedleston Safety, have joined Vibrant Accountancy, as their chosen professional accountancy advisor and have teamed up with Bev Wakefield from the company as a true example of what Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (19th November) celebrates.

For Yvonne Gorman, Board Member for Marketing Derby, changing accountants wasn’t an easy decision. She explained: “I have had the same accountant since I started the company in 2011 and I did not take the decision to switch firms lightly. After speaking with several other accountancy practices, I knew that Vibrant Accountancy was the right fit for my business. Many people may feel that making a decision like this during a pandemic would be foolish – I disagree. Essential Print Services is in restart mode and starting afresh with a new, proactive accountant is just what my company needs to re-build. Bev is just as enthusiastic about her clients’ businesses as she is about her own, plus it’s always great to work with and support a fellow passionate businesswoman.”

John Forkin, managing director of Marketing Derby, said: “We always say that Bondholders showcase what is best about Derby and we love it when Bondholders collaborate. So, it’s great to see these three – women-led, dynamic, entrepreneurial businesses – working together and grow through these tough times.”

This follows phenomenal growth from Vibrant which has been making significant waves in the Derby business community, as Bev explained: “I founded Vibrant with my business partner, Ian Ball, back in 2019. We wanted to bring a refreshing approach to accountancy, an arm around the shoulder, and to provide Derby business owners with the support they need to help them reach their goals. We’ve been thrilled to see so many Derby business owners making the switch to us, including of course the lovely Suzanne and Yvonne.”

Suzanne and Yvonne have recently started working together following Essential Print converting its officers to a co-working space where Kedleston Safety is now based. Suzanne is already reaping the benefits from joining forces with Yvonne and Bev: “Working with Bev and the team at Vibrant has been hugely beneficial to our business. They are not a firm who simply just ‘do the books’ they are much more. Nothing is too much trouble from explaining Xero and GoCardless, to guiding the business in the right direction for growth. From the onset of working with Vibrant, Bev has taken the time to really get to know our business so that she knows the trajectory we are on.  It’s great working with a fellow Bondholder too!’


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