I’m Glen, the Managing Director and founder of Custom Enterprises Ltd. Although my career started in International Banking, moving into commerce and industry several years later. Qualifying as a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA) in 1993. Before setting up Custom Enterprises I worked my way up the financial division of several multi-million pound companies and also undertook a one year full time Masters in Business Administration at the University of Leicester.
My aim while starting out as a small accounting firm was to provide people with a friendly service, with the focus on meetings in “plain English”. Even as the company has expanded the focus has always been on the people, whether it be the employees, out existing clients or the wider audience. While recruiting new employees I have expressed my wishes to help them grow as individuals and aid them in their learning. With doing this the company has been won for many awards, including; The National Institute of Adult Continuous Education East Midland Employer of the Year, a Highly Commended East Midlands Small Employer of the Year National Apprenticeship Award and Oak FM’s Small Business of the Year 2014 as part of their Pride of Hinckley and Nuneaton Awards. All of which has been achieved in 2014.
Along with running Custom Enterprises I enjoy the odd game of pool, often as team building activities. My interests also drumming and public speaking. This comes in useful when the team are singing to various songs as I can play along and mime to the words! This also seems to aid motivation and enthusiasm.
I’m Andrew, 27 years old and the Accountancy and Taxation Supervisor at Custom Enterprises. I have worked here since May 2012, firstly on a part-time basis, increasing my hours to become a full time member of staff. I have a Degree in Mathematics, Accounting and Financial Management, which has helped me to develop within the business and get the best from my job role. I enjoy coming to work, there is a lively atmosphere and everyone gets along, helping each other in order to progress as a team. Outside of work I enjoy DIY and renovating my house. I also enjoy going to the gym and travelling with my girlfriend.
Hello, I’m Daniel, I’m 22 and work as Bookkeeping and Payroll Supervisor at Custom Enterprises Limited. Qualifying with AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) in the business has helped me become a full member. I have an individual sense of humour and always keep the conversation flowing in the office, helping to improve morale. My focus is on helping co-workers improve and feel confident with their work. I am the office protagonist. I enjoy work it’s the most sociable thing I do, along with snooker and being with friends and family. Music in the office helps motivate everyone, and is something I personally enjoy. Other interests of mine include shopping, reading and even cooking.
My name’s Bethany, but people call me Beth. I work as an Assistant Bok-keeper and Quality Co-ordinator, I like my job role as it covers a variety of tasks, including book-keeping, payroll and administration. It is enjoyable as I’m always learning and meeting clients as they come into the office. Currently I am studying for my Level 3 with the AAT, Custom Enterprises has helped me with my course and I have became an apprentice after starting out as a volunteer. Outside of work I enjoy baking and often watch The Great British Bake Off. I also like reading and swimming.
I’m Sophie, currently I’m 24 and working with Custom Enterprises as the Payroll Co-ordinator and Assistant Book-keeper. I started working voluntarily at Custom Enterprises while I was on maternity leave and when I was due to start back work, Glen offered me a part-time position within the business. I now work 2 days a week. I have one year old twins and when I am not at work I enjoy spending my time with them. I enjoy going on family holidays and socializing with friends. I have almost finished my AAT level 4 and would like to study further in the future. I am also interested in shopping, cars, travelling and music.
My name is Bethan, I’m 17 years old, and my position in the business is a Book-keeping Assistant. I began working at Custom Enterprises voluntarily on 22nd January 2014, this was to enhance my knowledge of accountancy and to gain beneficial experience. I then became a temporary full-time employee during the summer holidays. I am currently at college achieving my A-Levels; I have completed and passed my first year. Once beginning my second year at college, I will then return to voluntary work at Custom Enterprises, as I have sincerely enjoyed my time at Custom Enterprises and thus would not like it to end, I would also like to maintain the knowledge I have gained during my time here. As well as trying to achieve and improve at both work and college, in my spare time I like to spend with my family, including my 2 younger siblings who are twins. Before the past few years I never had any siblings, so when they were born they became very special to me. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and my boyfriend who I have been in a relationship with for several years now. I also like to plan several different holidays as a reward for my hard work.
Hi my name is Ceri, I am 22 and have worked at Custom Enterprises since 31st January 2012. When I first started I was doing my Level 2 with the AAT and transferred my apprenticeship from a café to Custom Enterprises in order to gain experience of working in an accounting environment. Between starting and now my job role has changed and adapted in accordance with my interested in the company. Currently I am the Accounts Clerk, which also involves some marketing and interaction with our audience through social media such as Facebook. It is nice to work at Custom Enterprises and over the years I have been able to see the company expand and grow, working well with peoples needs, both of our customers and employees. Outside of work I enjoy volunteering to work with young children and helping my partner with his business. I also enjoy cooking and baking, along with reading and various different crafts.