Starbooks History

The history of Starbooks is the story of our MD Vicki Longmore.

Starbooks Ltd was founded and is still run by Vicki, who started out as an accounts assistant in the manufacturing industry. She honed her accounts and bookkeeping skills in a very busy environment and she quickly learned the bookkeeping basics.

 

ICB Registration

Vicki became ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) qualified in July 2001 and in 2004 Vicki started her own ICB licensed bookkeeping practice.

Over the next few years Vicki single handedly developed her business into a professional bookkeeping practice and she continued with her professional development and delighting her clients.

 

Incorporation

In 2016 Starbooks Ltd was incorporated and with the assistance of her tech-savvy partner Barry Fender and lots of social media activity. Starbooks has been at the forefront of the digital revolution which is changing the landscape of the accountancy and bookkeeping industry.

 

Awards and Nominations

Vicki has always regularly attended and sometimes speaks at professional body meetings, summits and industry exhibitions. In our first year of trading as Starbooks Ltd we were honoured by our international regulatory body by being nominated for 2 ICB LUCA Awards, for Best New Bookkeeping Practice 2016 and for Best Use of Social Media.

In 2018 Starbooks Ltd were once again nominated for 2 ICB LUCA Awards, for Small Practice of the Year 2018 and for Members Social Media Presence of the Year, the latter of which Starbooks Ltd were delighted to win!

 

Starbooks History - ICB Luca Awards 2018 Vicki pictured with Garry Carter – Chief Executive of ICB Global receiving the Members Social Media Presence of the Year LUCA Award at the glitzy LUCA’s presentation evening held on 26th November at the 2018 ICB Summit.
ICB Luca Awards 2018 Vicki pictured with Garry Carter – Chief Executive of ICB Global receiving the Members Social Media Presence of the Year LUCA Award at the glitzy LUCA’s presentation evening held on 26th November at the 2018 ICB Summit.

 

Starbooks History - ICB Luca Awards 2016 - Vicki and Barry pictured with Garry Carter – Chief Executive of ICB Global and June Carter, Director of ICB Global at the glitzy LUCA Awards presentation evening held on 29th November 2016 at The Mansion House, London.
ICB Luca Awards 2016 – Vicki and Barry pictured with Garry Carter – Chief Executive of ICB Global and June Carter, Director of ICB Global at the glitzy LUCA Awards presentation evening held on 29th November 2016 at The Mansion House, London.

 

To find out more about the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers visit the ICB website

 


 

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