BKS Accounts started in 2009 with just me! I had been working for other people for many years and had been thinking about setting up my own practice for some time. I eventually took the plunge in 2009. That was scary! I left full time employment to start my new business with a handful of clients, but we all have to start somewhere. . .
My name is Kelly. I started my accountancy career in 2000 after leaving a well-paid job to become a trainee accountant. I worked in a few accountancy practices in London, and we then moved to the Medway Towns in 2007. I began working with a practice in Tonbridge where I was promoted to Practice Manager. . .
My name is Tim Pike and I am married to Rachel! I began working for BKS Accounts in August 2021. I first started to help with maintaining client records, onboarding new clients and general day to day admin. My role has since grown and now I also carry out bookkeeping tasks, running payrolls for all our clients, submitting CIS returns and more. . .
My name is Gayna Murphy and I have been working at BKS Accounts as an accounts assistant, since April 2023. I really love being part of this small friendly team. I’ve always enjoyed playing with numbers, and whichever job I’ve held I’ve always loved anything to do with reconciling, so this really is my ideal role. . .
My name is Kelly. I started my accountancy career in 2000 after leaving a well-paid job to become a trainee accountant. I worked in a few accountancy practices in London, and we then moved to the Medway Towns in 2007. I began working with a practice in Tonbridge where I was promoted to Practice Manager.
After a few years in this position, I decided I needed a change of career. I left accountancy for a couple of years and trained to become an Emergency Medical Technician. However, with the shift patterns I was barely at home, so I went back to what I loved, and I knew like the back of my hand.
After a couple of years working on my own, I met Rachel. She promised me 10 hours per week which fitted in perfectly with my own clients and four children. Well, what can I say, the 10 hours per week didn’t last long and I was soon working full time with Rachel at BKS accounts.
After a couple of years Rachel and I decided to bite the bullet and become partners. Neither of us have looked back since.
Working at BKS Accounts has given me the flexibility to work around the kids (having 4 and being a single mum can be difficult!). Rachel has seen me through my hardest times (husband leaving, Covid and home school, breast cancer and now stage 4 breast cancer). Without Rachel and BKS Accounts, I almost definitely would have given up. However thanks to our wonderful understanding clients and my flexibility, I get up every day with a new outlook on life. Meeting Rachel and joining BKS Accounts was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
I don’t have much time for hobbies, but they include being a mum taxi, going out for dinner, reading and going on holiday.
My name is Tim Pike and I am married to Rachel! I began working for BKS Accounts in August 2021. I first started to help with maintaining client records, onboarding new clients and general day to day admin. My role has since grown and now I also carry out bookkeeping tasks, running payrolls for all our clients, submitting CIS returns and more.
My background is working for the High Court Sheriff’s Office which I began in 1984. I spent 20+ years working as a Sheriffs Officer in London and Surrey. My role was to serve High Court Writs and to seize goods under those Writs, also to serve High Court possession orders and carry out evictions.
I left The Sheriff’s Office in 2006 and gained my General Bailiffs license. I then started working for several bailiff companies on a self-employed basis. This was up to 2016 when I went to work for a vehicle repossession company.
The rules have changed a lot in The Enforcement World since I first began back in 1984. The biggest change came in 2014 when new legislation came into force. When I first started you had to gain entry to a property under your High Court Writ or warrant and formerly seize and value the goods on the premises before you could charge the Defendant. Nowadays, as soon as letters are sent out, the costs begin to increase!
However, Bailiffs are no longer allowed to climb in through windows or scale fences, but must be granted access into a private residence. Bailliffs are a bit like Vampires! Once you allow them in you may find they come back as much as they want, particularly if you have signed a Control of Goods form.
I became disillusioned with the Enforcement industry back when laws changed in 2014. It seems now it’s a game of getting as many letters out as you can and seeing who bites and takes the bait! Therefore, you may never see the Enforcement Officer but still get a big bill!
So, as you can imagine, if you have a bailiff on your doorstep, I’m the man who can offer advice!
My hobbies are partly shared with Rachel which include going away in our camper van – we regularly go to VW festivals. On good days I can be seen flying my paraglider high over the hills and cliff tops of Folkestone or kayaking down the Royal Military Canal.
I also enjoy going out under the name of Rootzie and singing reggae, Ska and 2-tone music in the bars and clubs in and around Hythe.