What our clients say
“As a small but rapidly expanding business we weren’t always convinced of the value of management accounts until we started working with In the Black. The management accounts provided by Jean and her team are now a core part of the business, and have helped us not just fix some of the problems we had, but more recently have allowed us to model and plan for the future, to take calculated risks supporting our growth strategy.” – November 2011
Paul Service – CommsLearning
“I thought I had been running my company for the 6 years prior to meeting Jean… How wrong I was!
We got into major financial difficulties, with huge insolvency problems, and In the Black Solutions was recommended to us by our business manager at our bank. After the first couple of meetings with Jean, it became apparent that I was on board a runaway train – the business was out of control and had been from the beginning.
From the word go, our task never felt impossible; the business was broken down piece by piece and as we put it back together, each fundamental problem was explained and the solution provided. An exciting feeling of empowerment grew as understanding led to control and slowly fruition. Jean always made time to explain anything that was unclear; her task was as much my business education as the intensive care and resuscitation of my business itself!
Testimony to In the Black’s amazing service is our view of Jean as a member of our team – we feel like her only client. At every step help, has been on hand – a calm head with sound advice, any time of day.
“There is no way that I would be sat here today with a company trading profitably and well on the way to solvency without Jean’s help. We have now established a profitable business model and work to a strict monthly accounting schedule.
Books have been recommended and new policies and processes implemented. When the bank turned its bank on us, it was Jean who was there to help. We have traded profitably for the last 10 months – the entire period of Jeans involvement.
It goes without saying that I would thoroughly recommend the services of Jean and her team.
There were many dark days when I felt my whole world I had worked so hard for was crumbling around me. Without fail, Jean was there – a friend, someone on our side, always with the answer, a smile and a really good cup of coffee. Thank you so much for everything.”