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Best Franchise Award Winner EWIF New Franchisor of the Year 2013



Dropbox Business Stories – May 2017


Mandy Bagot, as a regular Dropbox business user, was invited to a roundtable with Drew Houston, the founder of Dropbox and other SMBs at their London offices in Jan 2017.

Mandy shares her experience as a cloud business and a cloud user in a series of Dropbox business stories:

Cloud investment is a no brainer for the finance industry

Doing business in the cloud

Working as a team

What can businesses do now that they couldn’t 10 years ago

How xero can help you get rid of business paperwork - Dec 2016

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Ian Brenton of Cloud Bookkeeping Medway explains how you can get rid of business paperwork using xero bookkeeping software

Cloud Bookkeeping Franchisee award winners - Dec 2016

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Our network of bookkeepers came together for our Christmas Development Day at head office. Congratulations to our franchisee award winners;

Franchisee of the year 2016 – Samantha Heynes - Warwick

New franchisee of the year 2016 – Ian Brenton – Medway

Achievement award – Harriette Disdale – Wokingham

Special recognition award – Mark and Carol Dennis - Bromley

Cloud Bookkeeping bookkeepers visit Receipt Bank HQ – June 2016


Cloud Bookkeeping bookkeepers find out about the latest updates from founder Alexis Prenn at Receipt Bank’s London headquarters. Many of our bookkeepers and clients are using this add on to xero to make their lives easier by eliminating paperwork and speeding up transaction processing.

Cloud Bookkeeping Development day held at xero HQ – Dec 2015

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Our bookkeepers got to hear about the exciting new xero features that will help them and their clients to be even more efficent and improve decision making.

Cloud Bookkeeping launches Central Processing Centre for its franchisees – March 2015


Mandy Bagot, founder, stated “Our franchisees now have a choice between handling the bookkeeping work themselves, employing people to do it for them or using the team in the central processing centre. We ran a successful trial last year with a few franchisees who found the service extremely helpful to free up their time whilst still delivering the high standard of work their clients expect. We’ve now opened it up to the rest of the network and many are planning to take advantage of the service to enable them to focus on expanding and building long-term business relationships.” See the full article here

Cloud Bookkeeping host their 3rd Golf Event at Moor Park Golf club – June 2015

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We were so pleased that our clients, business contacts and franchisees returned for another year and the sun kept shining! The Recognition Express Franchisee Challenge Cup was won by our Stevenage franchisee.

Pensions Regulator talks to Cloud Bookkeeping about auto enrolment – Dec 2014


We were very fortunate that Steve Rowntree, Industry Liaison Manager from the government’s The Pensions Regulator department was able to come and talk to us about the introduction of auto enrolment.

Branded pack for Cloud Bookkeeping franchisees – Dec 2014


Our latest branded collateral is ready for our Cloud Bookkeeping franchisees.

AVN conference - September 2014

There is always so much new knowledge to gain and a great bunch of pro active accountants to meet when attending the AVN Conference for accountants. You are also likely to meet like minded pro active bookkeeping software companies xero (Glen Foster) and receipt bank.

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Cloud Bookkeeping win Best Growing Franchisor 2013 for the second year!

Cloud Bookkeeping win Best Growing Franchisor 2013 for the second year!

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Mandy Bagot and Nikki Butlin being presented with the Best Growing Franchisor 2013 award by Richard Holden, Head of Franchising, Lloyds Bank at the Best Franchise Awards held at the Novotel hotel in Birmingham in November 2013.

A combination of an overwhelming feedback of 90% satisfaction from our franchisees and a presentation to six judges created the overall scores.

The expert panel of judges from within the franchise industry were;


  • Richard Holden, Head of Franchising, Lloyds Bank
  • Graeme Payne, Partner, Bird & Bird LLP
  • Carl Reader, Partner, Dennis & Turnbull Accountants
  • Derrick Simpson, Director, Franchise Resales
  • Suzie McCafferty, Franchise Consultant, Platinum Wave
  • Gary Rigby, Franchise Consultant, Franchise Development Services


Mandy Bagot, founder of Cloud Bookkeeping said ‘To be acknowledged for the second year running by our franchisees and an expert panel of judges from within the franchise industry is an exceptional feeling. We are so passionate about the latest developments happening at Cloud Bookkeeping with regard to growth and product improvements that trying to squeeze it all into our presentation was a hard task but it paid off. Our franchisees were over the moon with our success and were all eager to celebrate together at our Christmas party.’

Cloud Bookkeeping attract a lot of attention at Exhibition

Cloud Bookkeeping attract a lot of attention at Exhibition

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Cloud Bookkeeping received a lot of interest at The National Franchise Exhibition 2013 with their new stand not only with potential franchisees but with franchisors who are considering moving to cloud software.

Cloud Bookkeeping proud to host their first golf event

Cloud Bookkeeping proud to host their first golf event

Cloud Bookkeeping hosted their first golf event at the prestigious Moor Park Golf Club, Hertfordshire. Our franchisees invited their clients, business contacts and accountants they work closely with. Each of our franchisees was represented by a player who was trying to win the Franchisee Territory Challenge cup on their behalf. Despite a very wet start we had a great day, dinner and prize giving for nearest the pin, individual and best team. The raffle in aid of St Lukes Hospice raised £325!

Action Coach Business Excellence Awards 2013

Action Coach Business Excellence Awards 2013

Action Coach 2013

We were delighted to be asked to be sponsors of the UK Team award and Business of the Year – West at the annual ActionCOACH awards in London. Mandy Bagot from Cloud Bookkeeping is seen here announcing the winner of the Team award and presenting the certificate to Janitorial Express. You can spot our logo on the tent card that was on every table.

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Cloud Bookkeeping Attends the AVN Tax & Accountants Conference 2013

Cloud Bookkeeping Attends the AVN Tax & Accountants Conference 2013

AVN Conference 2013

We were delighted to attend the 2013 conference and meet up with over 200 pro active accountants, many of which we already knew! The seminars over the two days gave us the insight into what’s ‘current’ with accountants and so help us to support our accountants in the best possible way.

Cloud Bookkeeping - Franchisee Awards 2013

Cloud Bookkeeping - Franchisee Awards 2013

In June 2013 we held our Summer Development Day at Head Office and we presented our very first Franchisee Awards. Having begun the company from scratch in 2010, our Founder Mandy Bagot made an emotional introduction to each of the four winners before presenting them each with a Glass Prism Award and a gift, alongside Nikki Butlin, Business Development Director. The awards went to:

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Yvette Taylor (Harlow)

“I cannot believe that I have won franchisee of the year!! I am so proud; to say I was amazed is an understatement.
When I first set up my business I did a lot of networking which gave me the start I needed. I grew very quickly and a lot of the accountants and existing clients I work with, soon started to recommend me when they saw the quality of my work. So Mandy’s procedures do work. I would like to say I couldn’t have done it without the support of Head Office, in particular Mandy and Nikki, especially with year end procedures. I have to say that having run a franchise in the past, the support from Cloud Bookkeeping is second to none, Mandy and Nikki are always there to answer our questions and queries, so thank you to you both.” Yvette Taylor



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Saskia Gravett (Chelmsford)

“It was a complete surprise to win the award for best new franchisee of the year 2013 from Cloud Bookkeeping, but I am delighted with head office’s acknowledgment. Having not ever run my own business I didn’t know what to expect but I hadn’t realised just how much hard work was involved. However, with determination and a huge amount of support and back up from head office I have finished my first year with 10 clients and 2 in the pipeline. I cannot thank head office enough for their telephone, online and visiting support in helping me with any bookkeeping queries, what to say to potential clients, quoting for jobs, how to network, what to say in 1 minute pitches and in fact anything to do with running my business. I look forward to continuing to develop my close working relationship with them as I go into my second year.” Saskia Gravett




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Best Lead Convertor 2013

Dharam Singh (Romford)

“Thank you for all your support and help I really appreciate the award you should have left the gift. Without Mandy and Nikki and the entire team I don't think I would have done what I have achieved and I look forward to the future.” Dharam Singh






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Special Recognition 2013

Gita Patani (Harrow)

Gita fractured her leg last year, had to wear a unique metal frame and have physiotherapy for 9 months but she was determined to carry on working on her client’s bookkeeping so she moved her bed to her lounge and installed her desk and computer next to her and continued to work with the support of her processor and her client fee income never dropped!

Cloud Bookkeeping Summer Development Day June 2013

Cloud Bookkeeping Summer Development Day June 2013

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Summer Development Day June 2013 3We were delighted to have Matt Perkins, head of SME engagement and his senior support team member Charissa, at Head Office to update our team of bookkeepers on the latest developments on Freeagent cloud bookkeeping software. Mandy Bagot, managing director, continued the training with the latest changes to our bookkeeping procedures.

Summer Development Day June 2013 4After a full day of updates, our team of bookkeepers and head office staff went on to a private room at a local restaurant for a well earned drink and meal that went on late into the evening!

The Business Show at ExCel June 2013

The Business Show at ExCel June 2013

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It was great to catch up with Matt Perkins, head of SME engagement and David Gauld, partner manager, at Freeagent .  As affiliates, we work with this cloud bookkeeping software on a regular basis and it’s great to work with, accountants refer it and clients love the mobile apps add on’s.

It was also lovely to meet up again with Rachel Elnaugh, who was also exhibiting at the show, who mentored me when I was launching Cloud Bookkeeping.

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ExCel June 2013 5Xero, the cloud bookkeeping software, had a brand new stand at Accountex in June 2013 at ExCel, and we had the opportunity to chat to Gary Turner, MD of xero and meet our accounts manager Keelie Lawrence. Gary has always made the time to chat to us about the new developments happening at xero



ExCel June 2013 6Mark Wickersham of The Added Value Network exhibiting at Accountex. I have known Mark for over 12 years and have seen him speak at many seminars and I have followed his great systems. Looking forward to meeting up with him, Steve Pipe and the team at the National Accountants Conference.

Nikki Butlin - Finalist - EWIF Franchise Employee of the year 2013

Nikki Butlin - Finalist - EWIF Franchise Employee of the year 2013



Nikki Butlin, our Business Development Director, made it to the finals of the EWIF Franchise Employee of the Year 2013 awards, held in the impressive auditorium at RBS in the City of London. It was great to see her receive recognition she deserves, for the energy she puts into her role and the extra mile she goes to support our bookkeepers, confirmed by one of the many testimonies from our bookkeepers:

‘’Nikki is a diamond. So knowledgeable, helpful, positive, supportive, efficient, approachable, a great diversity of skills - such as marketing, bookkeeping, software packages, spreadsheets, templates. Nothing is too much trouble. She’s kept me going over the past few months, and I can’t speak highly enough of her. ‘’ Harriette, Wokingham