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There’s never the perfect time to set up your own business, however Helen Adams was really thrown into the deep end when she was made redundant after working with an accounts firm for over 20 years. Reacting to the huge shift in the jobs market, Helen got herself new skills in Excel, SAGE and payroll protocol. However, even with her new skills Helen had a young family and a traditional 9-to-5 wasn’t able to provide Helen with the flexibility she needed. She began to look into starting her own accountancy business, HRA Accounting, and began working for herself from her kitchen table!
Three years down the line, Helen had grown her client base to the point where she was working full time and was taking on part-time trainees, it was at this point, that Helen realised she needed something more professional than working from home. She met the team at The Business Centre (Cardiff) and immediately signed up to a 3-man office on a rolling monthly contract, offering her and her part-time employee the perfect, flexible solution and a professional space to work and network!
As Helen grew, she also needed a professional self-storage solution as she has collected so many confidential documents and archives over the years that were taking up so much space in the office. With The Business Centre and Masons Self Storage being so close by, plus the fantastic flexible business services we provide, it made sense for Helen to begin storing with Masons Self Storage.
Helen now has a team of 9 that she employs! She had no experience in setting up or running her own business, but with a young family to support, Helen needed the flexibility that being self-employed could offer. It can be daunting setting out on your own, but after taking the leap, Helen is not only making it work, she’s thriving!
Hear what Helen from HRA Accounting has to say about Masons Self Storage
Having rented office space at The Business Centre Cardiff (Ltd) for 6 years, we had grown our client base steadily. Despite trying to run our business as paperless as possible, we need to be able to keep and store original documents for our clients. Masons Self Storage, the sister company of The Business Centre, was the ideal solution. Conveniently situated next door, the storage units are spacious, clean and extremely secure. Highly recommended.