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Philippa Scobie Runs her AIMS Accountants Business in Bedford.
Philippa Scobie chose AIMS Accountants as it offered her a part time job that fitted her qualifications and experience.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership Status-
  • UK Years Established23 years
  • Current UK Coverage50%
  • Franchisee Support Staff15
  • Personal Investment Req.£2,500
  • Total Startup Cost£5,000 approx
  • Home-based business locationYes
  • Business to business servicesYes
  • Franchisee operates individuallyYes
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Philippa Scobie Runs her AIMS Accountants Business in Bedford

Philippa Scobie chose AIMS Accountants as it offered her a part time job that fitted her qualifications and experience.

AIMS Accountant - Philippa ScobieI started to toy with the idea of setting up my own accounting practice about a year after my second child was born and the eldest starting school. School pickups and drop-offs and holidays just seemed to get in the way of full-time employment and I began to feel that I wasn’t really giving either my job or my children the time that they needed.

I came across the advert for AIMS whilst reading through a workingmums.com email - looking for that elusive part-time job that would fit in with my qualifications and experience and decided that I could really benefit from their expertise to turn the dream of being my own boss into a reality.

I was naturally sceptical of franchises and expected the costs to outweigh the benefits, however, I was pleasantly surprised at the ‘value for money’ offered by AIMS. There were no initial high franchise which gave me great comfort because AIMS aligns their long term interests with my long term interest – in addition the amount and quality of support available is fantastic, allowing me to remain in control of my own destiny and most importantly, my own working hours.

I am still in the very early stages of running my practice, however, I already feel confident about going out there and selling myself and building up an adequate income that I am not sure I would have had by going it alone.

It was very clear from the start that their focus is on my success. From helping with social media marketing to setting up my home office, AIMS have been there with the knowledge and experience to get things right first time, no doubt saving me money as well as precious time.

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Sara Passey started her AIMS Accountants business in June 2016Sara Passey started her AIMS Accountants business in June 2016

Sara Passey completed her weeks training with in June and is already speaking with two potential clients with the help of AIMS.

Gulshan Uddin started her AIMS Accountants business in May 2016Gulshan Uddin started her AIMS Accountants business in May 2016

Gulshan Uddin started her AIMS Accountants business in May 2016 and has already signed up 7 clients!

Steve Hunt opened his AIMS Accountants office in Darton in June 2014Steve Hunt opened his AIMS Accountants office in Darton in June 2014

Steve Hunt is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience whose AIMS Accountants business has grown from zero to 71 clients.

What Our Franchisees Say

The support of being in AIMS has given me the confidence to be independent.


My clients come first and with the backup I can call on, I am confident that the relationship I have with them, and the work they receive is first class.


So many thanks to you all for providing me with the opportunity to have a good life and may it continue for many years to come.


Why Choose Us

Local presence and national strength - You benefit from both the local accountant’s dedicated personal attention and the support and quality control of the head office and national organisation. Where else can you get this?

Our focus is on your long-term success and helping you to grow which is why we do not charge high start-up fees. We have excellent benefits and you have the support and quality control of the head office and a national organisation – so you are never alone.

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