SFC Payroll and Bookkeeping Services is a small family run partnership in Penryn, Cornwall and Branston Lincoln.
Sue Fleet-Chapman FICB PM.Dip
Leaving school at 16 (as you did back then) I found myself working in large factories, BT or similar environments including one fantastic season at Perran Sands holiday camp (Perranporth).
After starting my family late on in life, I also decided a change of direction was in order. Going back to college at 33 was quite daunting but with encouragement from my partner I did.
Starting with shorthand then flying through payroll with distinctions the next step was an accountancy degree. Having letters after my name gave me the courage to change my life not only to a fulfilling career but an improved family life as well; only topped by relocating to Penryn and completing grade 4 in drumming.
I have worked in the accounting industry for the last 20 years, starting out as a mere purchase ledger clerk for a well-known portable accommodation PLC, progressing to senior accountant here in Cornwall.
Having my own business has given me the freedom to predominately work from home with my daughter, where we are now looking forward to expanding with the opening of an office in Branston, Lincoln.
After following in my mother’s footsteps over the last few years, I find myself running my own business as a partner within SFC Payroll and Bookkeeping Services.
After starting out wanting to be a veterinary nurse from a very young age, I suddenly had a light bulb moment and realised this wasn’t for me so my path was somewhat diverted. Now with a few years’ experience and qualifications under my belt I’m enjoying being my own boss and helping others with their own businesses.
I've lived in Cornwall my whole life and when I was 15 I got a job in the local chippy for pocket money. I've always been very eager to work.
Leaving school I went to college and spent three years training to be a beauty therapist and a nail technician, then a big change happened on my last year of college.
The big change was a baby. I stayed doing treatments for a while but it wasn't really working out, now I was a parent.
I came out of work and then was offered a brilliant opportunity. I have done a complete swap in career and started studying in bookkeeping and working part time.
After a year with SFC Payroll and Bookkeeping I can honestly say it was one of the best things I did accepting the job. It gives me great satisfaction to help other businesses and go far in this job.