Inspiring Business by Sharing Success

Charnwood entrepreneur is back in business stronger than ever following a life changing injury.

Leicestershire businesswoman, Jo Finch, is back in business with her new company Charnwood Bookkeeping. 

At the end of 2016, Jo broke her elbow in a fall and needed a hospital operation to re-align the joint, preventing her from running her catering business.  One of the screws put into her elbow was too long and went through the other side of the joint, causing the elbow to seize up.  This created further complications in her arm which prolonged her disability.

It emerged Jo is allergic to Titanium, which is what the screws were made out of.  Not only could she not bend her arm, she was suffering from the side effects of the allergic reaction. To make matters worse, she also developed a frozen shoulder and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). 

Subsequently, the screws needed to be removed but there was a 3 month waiting list.  After the second operation, Jo started to regain movement in her arm with 6 months of physiotherapy at Loughborough Hospital.

10 months after the accident, Jo was able to return to work but was unable to continue in the catering business.  She has lost significant movement in her arm, which may never be regained.  However, Jo has a strong work ethic and was determined to start a new business which would help other local businesses. 

Jo has 30 years’ experience in business finance and is passionate about helping local small businesses to get their finances right.

“I wanted to set up a business which could provide more than just bookkeeping. With my knowledge and experience I can analyse the financial health of a business and provide a tailor-made service to add significant value.  This includes helping new businesses to set up their finances so they can concentrate on developing their venture.  I want to provide a complete financial service, including Self Assessment tax returns and payroll management.

"I am delighted to be back to work and feel stronger than ever.  My new business is going well and I am enjoying working with small businesses, including sole traders, partnerships and not-for-profit organisations.  I want to help business owners do what they do best and let me take care of the rest.”

Jo is a qualified bookkeeper and is licenced and regulated by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB).  Recently Jo spent 4 months studying with Ideal Schools ( to gain the qualifications to operate her own professional bookkeeping practice.

There is no end to Jo’s business skills as she also designed and built her company website.  With her marketing background she felt it was important to have an online presence in order to attract clients.  She is also using social media platforms to get the word out about her new business.

Charnwood Bookkeeping offers friendly and professional services including bookkeeping for small to medium size businesses, Self Assessments tax returns, VAT returns, payroll and New Business Start-up help.  For a free, no obligation, consultation, contact Jo Finch on 07903 329763, or email [email protected] or visit the website



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