Let me introduce myself...
My name is Suzanne and I am the Owner/Founder/CEO of Daisy Digital Solutions.
I was born and bred in Liverpool, UK and I am mum to one grown-up daughter.
Aside from being a bit of a ‘Geek’, I am a huge animal lover and have a menagerie of animals whom I have adopted.
I love nature and the environment and do what I can to try to help preserve this planet we live on.
“30 Years in Government Administration was enough for me!”
After leaving secondary school, I went to study business & finance at college, then went on to study AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians), where I gained an Accounting ‘Technician Level’ Qualification (now known as a ‘Level 4 Diploma’ in Accounting).
Once I completed my qualification, I did some freelance book-keeping and accounting, but then my career went in a slightly different direction and I spent 30 years working for HMRC (building up a lot of PAYE and Self Assessment tax knowledge).
During this time, I discovered I had a love of I.T. (in particular Excel!).
I spent the last 8 years in HMRC as a Microsoft O365 I.T. Expert and trainer, before leaving, to continue my I.T. career in a different Government Department, then finally decided I had had enough of the corporate world and wanted to start my own business!
I had been considering starting my own Virtual Assistant business for quite a while, using the skills I had learned in my long career in Government and I finally decided to take the plunge!
I initially focussed on providing general admin services to small businesses, but I love learning and self-development and am constantly teaching myself new things, so I decided to have a go at building my own website. I loved web development so much that I decided to offer this as a service, so after a lot of ‘Googling’ and ‘YouTubing’, I invested in a web-development course and gained some web-development clients, who have been very happy with my services.
I also recently decided to renew my AAT skills, to offer book-keeping services, which is something I always enjoyed, so I am now working with an accounting practice, who are supporting me with my transition back to book-keeping. I have become a Xero partner and I have attended 2 ‘Book-keeper Bootcamps’.
I’m so excited to now be offering book-keeping services again!
Although Book-keeping and web-development are 2 unrelated types of services; whilst I am enjoying them, I will continue to offer both, though in the future, I may need to build a team to help me with some aspects as my business grows.
After toying with several different business names, I was inspired by a comment somebody made about my love of animals, so I decided to name my business after my beloved dog, Daisy who had passed away recently
… and so Daisy Digital Solutions was born!