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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 accountingweb.co.uk 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:
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.
The Business Administration Apprenticeship at LMC gives you a plethora of transferable skills which can lead you to your chosen pathway into a career. It teaches you the foundations of customer service, information and communication technology (ICT), administration, business, and soft skills such as effective communication, teamwork and organisational skills. It is the perfect stepping stone to any career destination you may have your eyes set on!
Behind every great business is a fantastic accountant! AAT qualifications are highly valued and they can really push you to achieve great things in your career. The whole team at LMC are dedicated and excited about giving you the best possible start in your new journey!
I enjoy being part of the team and thinking of new ways to support local businesses in realising their potential. Watching learners transition from a one-day course to gaining qualifications motivates me to continue teaching at LMC.
Learning the art of Business and Marketing is the single most useful thing you’ll ever do in your life. Business and Marketing are a huge part of every single industry in the world. Do it!
Studying on the business course at LMC will open up numerous doors for your future, so if you can see business as a key part of your future and are prepared to seize every opportunity, our course will be the most amazing thing you ever sign up for.
It’s really difficult to state just one thing I love about working at Lancaster & Morecambe College because there are so many aspects. I really wanted to work here because of the reputation of the College. When it comes to working with my Apprentices, I love introducing new ways of working and keeping up with relevant trends to improve the course, and I really enjoy the supportive environment that we create for our students. We also work closely with our Pastoral Mentors and Apprenticeship Progress Coaches to support our students academically as well as look after their wellbeing too.