About me

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My professional background is in Customer Services, predominantly in the Financial Services industry. After completing my A Levels in Maths and Physics I worked for a few of the larger employers in Salisbury, namely HPI, the Ministry of Defence and Capita, before leaving work to start a family in 2004.


I have two boys aged 10 and 12. I took advantage of my time at home and re-trained in bookkeeping. I completed the courses with a distinction overall. My qualifications in bookkeeping and payroll are in the table below:

Name of College/Institute

Date Finished

Qualification Gained

Grade Awarded

Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

Jun 2012

Level III Diploma in Payroll Management

95% Distinction

Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

Dec 2011

Level III Diploma in Self Assessment Tax Returns


90% Distinction

Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

Mar 2011

Level II Certificate in Manual Bookkeeping

96% Distinction

Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

Nov 2008

Level II Certificate in Computerised Bookkeeping

99% Distinction

Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

Oct 2008

Level I Certificate in Basic Bookkeeping

99% Distinction

Home Learning College

Oct 2008

SAGE Certificate of Competence

Pass with Merit

After 3 years in practice, both as a sole trader and a trainee accountant at a local firm, since 11th April I have been working for Approach Accounting Limited based in Old Sarum. I have been studying towards my ACCA qualification, and have now completed 10 of the 14 exams required and I am now a Part-Qualified Accountant.


I am married to Chris who is a plumber and retained fire-fighter. I have undertaken all of the bookkeeping and administration of Chris' businesses over the last 17 years. If you are looking for a reliable and professional plumbing service, please feel free to have a look at Chris' website by following this link:




When we aren't working hard, we are riding hard on our other babies - namely our motorbikes.....

Andrea Blake

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