Name, title & company name
Jake Hall, Director, Holland Park Education.
In five words, tell us what your business does?
Education advice and tutoring.
When did you know that you wanted to set up your own business and what made you finally take the plunge?
When I was 9 years old I was given a book on business for Christmas, and reading that I found out you could own companies and do really exciting things with them. When I was 21 I set up Holland Park and I’ve never looked back!
What’s the best thing about your job?
Every day is different and interesting. I wake up every day and think about how to make the companies better, and I get to do that with great people.
And the worst?
Balancing the long hours, (which never really feel like work) with the reduced amount of time that leaves with family and friends.
Why did you choose KPMG Small Business Accounting?
For the peace of mind of using a large reputable company with affordable rates.
How have KPMG Small Business Accounting and your dedicated KPMG accountant helped you?
Our dedicated accountant has been responsive, helpful and a good external, accounting counsel for us. From getting in touch with the HMRC to providing solid advice regarding our group context, we’ve had a positive experience and a smooth transition.
Who do you most admire in business?
If you could give one piece of advice to small business owners, what would it be?
Keep everything moving forward .
What’s next for your business?
Expansion in Asia.
If you hadn’t set up your company, what do you think you’d be doing instead?
I have no idea! Maybe I would have joined the army as it would have been an amazing challenge.
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