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We are a small family run business offering unique services, advice and continual support to small businesses, entrepreneurs, partnerships and one man bands across England.
Suzanne Lock Business Services is a family run business operating out of South East Essex & Suffolk.
We help small businesses and sole traders with financial support. Mainly handling Bookkeeping and accounting, we have over 25 years of accountancy experience.
Using modern software and the latest accounting practices, we offer a unique service to business owners and sole traders.
With a wide range of services ranging from tax returns all the way to complete account management, we are well suited to help your business grow.
If you are looking for advice on how to scale your own business, help with your tax return or just advice about starting up, we are always happy to help.
Simply get in touch and see how we can help your business today.
About Suzanne Lock, the founder and managing director of SLBS.
Business in this modern and fast-paced world can be extremely confusing. When you come to a website looking for an accountant, you want to be sure that the person you choose to help you is qualified and dedicated to the success of your business.
Allow me to introduce myself and tell you how I got started.
Shortly after leaving school I got myself a position as a bank teller for HSBC, this was a standard job that many young people go through on their journey throughout life. It was this initial exposure to the financial industry that would pave my path towards accountancy and business services.
After HSBC I decided to start a surf shop in Colchester town. Running and operating this small retail venture was extremely valuable to me as I learned first hand all of the various tasks about running a business. From keeping the shelves stocked to doing the daily banking and yearly tax returns, I quickly realised that I have an innate ability to manage books and accounts. During my free time, I would go to college and night school in Colchester to learn to be a fully certified accountant.
The surf scene fell out of vogue, and I had to start looking for another job to support my family. This is when I got my first part-time job as a bookkeeper with a small advertising agency. Throughout the next ten years, I worked my way up the ladder to finance director while taking my exams in my spare time.
After building up a massive wealth of experience in accounting, bookkeeping, payroll and tax returns, I decided to go out on my own in 2010 as a part time business. Over the years I have been fortunate enough to leap into my business full time.
It was in 2014 when I starting helping other self-employed business owners and SME's with their financial planning, bookkeeping and accountancy. As the business grew, I have had the pleasure of teaching my daughter Emma how to do bookkeeping, she joined me from day one of going full time. My son, James, joined the company in 2016 as a marketing manager.
Together we work hard to provide a world-class service to our clients and their customers and will strive to continue doing so in the future.
What can we do for you?
Each and every business, however small, needs to keep an accurate record of their finances for tax purposes. The most important tool you can have, whatever size of business, is information relating to your trading and we can supply up-to-date reports on your current trading and cash flow.
We act as your complete office, splitting our time between different clients but portraying to the outside world that we work solely for you.
We offer a postal business address, collect, forward or deal with your mail.
We deal with your bookkeeping, sending out your invoices and chase up outstanding payments and we can even do your payroll.
We can undertake this for you as part of the whole office procedure or as a stand alone service.
But most importantly we can help you save time and get back to focusing on what you do best.
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Suzanne Lock Business Services
40 Meadow Crescent
Colchester Virtual Office:
340 The Crescent