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Lydia Read-Potter

At LMC Since:

Accounting can be an exciting and varied career, I would highly recommend trying the Level 1 Short Courses to see if it's the area for you!

After 15 years of working in accounts and finance, the Covid-19 pandemic was the catalyst that made Lydia Read-Potter realise her dream of opening her own Accountancy firm, BookSmart Accounting. Fast-forward two years, and Lydia is beginning her journey as an Accountancy Trainer at Lancaster & Morecambe College. 

“The pandemic gave me a whole new outlook on life, I was feeling this pressure but I wasn’t really getting the reward. Having that ability to make those decisions myself takes a lot of the pressure and stress off me.” 

Lydia specialises in accounts, corporation tax, self-assessment, VAT, payroll, management information and advisory services, working with a client base which she has built over the last successful year. BookSmart Accounting was voted one of 2021’s ‘Most Successful Start-ups’ by after Lydia defied the pandemic and launched the practice in January ’21. 

Following the success of her first year as BookSmart Accounting, Lydia then discovered a passion for education, so chose to use her knowledge and experience to support people in their bookkeeping and accounting journeys on the below courses at LMC:

  • Computerised Payroll for Business - Level 1
  • Computerised Accounting for Business - Level 1

Whether you’re just starting a new business venture, or you want to take more control of your accounts, join Lydia at Lancaster & Morecambe College on a Part Time Accounting course.