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Over 35 years of experience

That's Ideal was established in early 2010 and is owned and managed by Jayne Smith.

Jayne's challenge back then was to utilise her 30+ years of organisational and managerial experience to create a critical time-conscious bookkeeping resource for professionals who were finding themselves starved of time.




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With experience of SMEs and UK wide enterprises, Jayne was able to efficiently take over many of the time-consuming tasks that most small businesses and entrepreneurs were finding difficult to complete within the various strict time frames afforded by HMRC and other bodies.




Jayne has the experience of being able to confidently handle the occasionally unexpected demands of HMRC.

The early days

Starting within local government Jayne got an early appreciation of departmental organisation and opportunities were presented for experience in a wide range of business operations.

Jayne worked abroad, managed a radio station, maintained the accounts for a large supermarket chain, and developed many skills including:
  • Attention to detail
  • Consideration (kind-sensitive)
  • Patience
  • Dedication
  • Prioritisation
  • Implementation
  • Progression
As a PA in various national and international companies, including Lovell Partnerships, Jayne gathered a wealth of business experience,
  • Management
  • Organisation
  • Planning
  • Leadership skills
and the understanding of how important the criticality of 'business housekeeping' is.
Time, along with technology moved on. Companies were computerised and then moved into cloud based business applications to streamline operations.

Jayne is in a strong position to bring her traditional bookkeeping skills into newer sharper edged technology to free up your business time.

Today’s business

'That's Ideal' became a registered limited company in 2015 and is a small, progressive, tightly-knit family business.

Conveniently land based in the South Lancashire and Cornwall, we work with clients nationally, including the areas of:

  • Cumbria
  • Derbyshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Shropshire
  • West Midlands
  • London and the Home Counties.
Our goal is simplicity, our services are:
  • Smart thinking
  • Streamlined
  • Supportive
  • Cloud-based
  • Friendly
  • Reliable
  • Efficient
Transforming the future of your business is within easy reach. Reinstate your work-life balance.