Quintessentially great and X marks the spot

Two of the most popular accountancy software packages, QuickBooks and Xero, are widely used across the hospitality industry for their effectiveness at delivering the reports and financial info needed with ease, and managing accounts effectively.

But when your not a trained accountant, there are always questions that need answering and guidance on how to get the most out of these platforms to help you operate more effectively. So we at ShelleyHolmes Accountancy have listened and now have the answers:

Quintessentially QuickBooks and XeroX

We have launched two new accountancy packages that will provide you with:

  • the essential tools to manage your business finances
  • one-to-one training sessions with a expert coach from ShelleyHolmes
  • forum membership to exclusive online QuickBooks/Xero groups
  • dedicated newsletters with tips, offers and software updates

All this for a low monthly fee:
Quintessential QuickBooks only £30 a month
XeroX only £49 a month

Find out more:

Quintessentially QuickBooks


Author: Written by ShelleyHolmes Accountancy

Prices are based on a minimum 12-month contract and exclude VAT

Do you run a pub? Are you going to the Profitable Beds in Pubs event?

Maximising revenue is always high on the agenda when you run a business, especially in the fast moving service industry. Pubs are constantly having to re-look at the ways they operate as they are hit by ongoing social and economical changes, which constantly effect their trade.

Most pubs have space, space that may not be being utilised to its best potential. Many pubs use this space for guest rooms, but are you maximising the potential?

The Profitable Beds in Pubs event in London on 4th July 2018 will showcase:

  • How to drive traffic to your website
  • How to drive direct bookings
  • What to do with and how to handle guest feedback and TripAdvisor reviews

And more…

Find out more and how to book here >

Author: Written by ShelleyHolmes Accountancy


TVs in your hotel, B&B, Lodgings? Are you covered?

There are proposed changes to the copyright licencing of TVs used in hospitality for public viewing. This could effect you if you have TVs in your commercial guest rooms.

Read and have your say with the British Hospitality Associations survey: MPLC – new proposed copyright tariff for TVs in hotel bedrooms >

Author: Written by ShelleyHolmes Accountancy

Overcoming Recruitment Issues

The hospitality sector has always had issues with staffing, with high turnover, people not turning up for shifts and covering unsociable hours, to name a few.

There is a more and more focus on providing what is wanted: development opportunities and flexibility. It is not always (all) about the money…

This is not a new topic of discussion and many organisations have come up with great methods to recruit team members, retain them, keep them motivated and train to high standards. These are models that should be shared and observed, to see how your own organisations can benefit.

Here are some examples:

Clink Charity and The Clink Prison Program >

Charlestowne Hotels >

The Australian HR Institute covers this topic >

The Caterer covers this topic >

Author: Written by ShelleyHolmes Accountancy