Associate Testimonials

All of our associates and clients are available for contact, but here’s a sample of some of them  have to say about us…

Stephen Clough, EFM NorthWest

“EFM have been a great help in starting up. I have only been with them a short time but their training course gave me great confidence in sales (an area in which accountants are typically weak!) and the advice of the directors has been instrumental in writing strong proposals and stopping me from making the mistakes that are all too common in start-ups.

Setting my own schedule is a great way of working, and EFM have taken away a lot of the admin burden that often hampers small businesses. They even provide the kind of marketing support you can only get in a large company!”

Ann Camfield, EFM North Home Counties

“I had spent several years working as an accountant, holding senior financial management positions in a wide variety of sectors. I had heard about EFM but wasn’t quite sure if I was ready to start my own business, so I decided to have an informal chat, and after considering various option, I got increasingly convinced that it was the right company to join and I could indeed become my own boss. I joined EFM, attended the training program which helped me refocus my capabilities and gain confidence in EFM, and after meeting with the rest of the team, I was anxious to get to work. Interestingly, I got my first client almost immediately.

It has been a very interesting journey, requiring a lot of patience, hard work and support but I am very pleased I signed up to be part of this network. Life would have been so different if I started up on my own, but the encouragement, support and assistance I receive from the team just makes this a better way to run your business”

John Devaney, EFM East of England

“I am very pleased about the support I have received from EFM. The thought of starting a business was initially daunting for me as I was starting from zero with no clients, no potential work but a lot of experience from a successful corporate career and the zeal to succeed as my own boss. EFM launched my business with a debut campaign, helped me secure my first client and one year later, I am now working with a portfolio of clients that have been with me on a recurring basis and on a full schedule, and this just proves that if you have the right mindset, love the portfolio lifestyle, have the right company behind you and are patient and persistent, you can continue to be successful.

With the immense value I have received from the network, I now have some of the most amazing and ambitious clients. I also find regular catchup-events with the other associates and the head office team very inspiring and encouraging and with all the other ongoing support I get regarding proposals, events, company PR and generating opportunities, I couldn’t be more pleased to be part of the EFM team.”

Jonny Goldblatt, EFM North West

“After a very long period of working with large companies, with a background in financial services, public sector and education, I decided that I wanted to start my own business and have more control of my lifestyle and income.  Proximity to home was a big consideration for me as I made a mental list of things that I was unwilling to compromise. I joined EFM because of the lower risks involved when starting with an existing brand and team. After attending the discovery day and training sessions as well as the ongoing events with other associates and staff, I felt that I could indeed make a success out of this. Like any other business, there are challenges, but if you are willing to work hard especially in the first few years, learn from others and sometimes make sacrifices, you can make an incredible career out of being your own employer.

I am impressed with the progress I have made so far and I am beginning to build a stronger bond with the rest of the team. Their support has been great and of course, there is a sense of pride in knowing that you made the right choice to work for your self and be good at it.”

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