I professionally trained as commercial secretary in the 1980s. My career began working with management accountants as a team secretary at a large international Corporate, then I progressed through various companies and roles until I was a Managing Director's PA (and the Company Secretary) at a small airport services company.
When my husband decided to retrain as a plumber and go it alone, my skills and experience transferred excellently across and the business flourished with our perfect partnership of skills. He plumbed; I ran the business.
I launched OFFLOAD BUSINESS RESOURCES in May 2010 and am currently in my seventh year of trading. I created TRADESMAN'S WIFE as a sub-brand in 2012 to help tradesmen get to grips with what the service is all about.
I have taken my business from a kitchen table enterprise working alone, through to using sub-contractors to cope with demand, to operating from commercial offices with a payrolled team of staff, then back to working as a freelancer using an outsourced call centre to supply the Call Answering service.
All this direct experience of running my own businesses (including ten years of the plumbing & heating company) puts me in a unique position to assist other small business owners.
My latest venture is running SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOPS teaching small business owners the skills they need to make their back office functions effective whilst keeping costs low.
OFFLOAD Business Resources and Tradesman's Wife are trading names of Susannah Brady
am a local Chartered Accountant with a busy practice specialising in personal and business tax. I needed someone I could trust to work to a high standard to support my business with office admin and
Susannah Brady of Offload Business Resources now helps me on a regular basis and I am pleased to give a testimonial of her excellent knowledge and skills. She is totally
professional and can focus on what is required to improve efficiency in the office. Susannah has helped in so many ways, from answering the phone to teaching clients about bookkeeping
This is in addition to her valuable advice concerning the Business First Network and how it can support owners of small businesses.
As someone who has run her own business for years, Susannah has a practical and efficient approach and I am happy to recommend her to clients and business associates."
Barbara Martin FCA
6th January 2016
Barbara Martin & Co
Chartered Tax Accountants and Tax Advisors (Alfold, Surrey)