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Good luck to Clear Books COO Lizzie in her Olympic distance triathlon!

On 3rd August, Clear Books COO Lizzie Fouracre will be taking on the amazing challenge of an Olympic distance triathlon! Lizzie has been working hard over the last few months not only to prepare for the triathlon, but also to raise money for her chosen charity, NSPCC. She has held charity pub quizzes, picnics in the park and cake sales to raise funds and at the time of writing has raised £820.


Calling all accountants and bookkeepers in Bristol!

Some of you will have heard of our quarterly Tick & Bash events which have so far been mostly held in London. Tick & Bash is a free event, designed for anyone in the accounting or bookkeeping community, providing them an opportunity to mingle and let their hair down. Well, we're now on the road and trying new places and are soon heading to a beautiful spot in Bristol.


Scheduled Maintenance – 25th July 2014

Clear Books will be unavailable for up to 60 minutes between the hours of 23:00 BST on 25th July 2014 and 00:00 BST on 26th July 2014 while scheduled maintenance is carried out. We hope that the time slot chosen minimises any inconvenience caused.


Read about our cloud funding success in Finance & Management magazine

If you are a subscriber to ICAEW’s  Finance & Management magazine, you can read about Clear Books and our novel approach to raising capital in the latest issue. The magazine has published a feature looking at the various successful, and not-so-successful, ways in which companies can attempt to grow and features some very big industry names.


Clear Books makes donation to World Wildlife Fund

After a month of unpredictable and exciting football, the World Cup has finished. Here at Clear Books, the team took part in a sweepstake competition with prizes for the winner, runner up, 3rd place and worst performing team. Since I was lucky enough to pick the mighty Germany, who were victorious in their efforts to seal the first European win in South America, I have the opportunity to donate £100 to a charity of my choice.


Clear Books featured in cloud technology article

Clear Books has been featured in an article in CA, the official member magazine of professional chartered accountant body ICAS . The article looks at the changing ways in which small businesses use technology and increasingly adopt cloud accounting applications, gathering the thoughts of various figures in the industry including Clear Books CEO and founder Tim Fouracre: “Fouracre says a real selling point of his products, but also cloud accounting applications generally, is their usability.


Hugo Conder’s work experience

My name is Hugo Conder and I have been at Clear Books this week as part of my work experience. I am 15 years old and am halfway through my GCSE’s. My work experience at Clear Books has been a great way of learning how offices are run everyday. During my time here I have experienced four different Clear Books teams and have enjoyed every one of them.

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Why don’t small businesses use an accountant?

Earlier this year, we carried out a survey among our small business customers, asking their views on working with an accountant and what characteristics and skills they value. We used the results to create an infographic which proved to be very popular, and you can now see some further insights that came from our survey.


Meet fellow small businesses at our free networking event

After the success of our recent Clear Books Community event, we are hosting another free networking event giving our customers and their guests the chance to meet and mingle with a mixture of small businesses. The next Clear Books Community event will be held at our West Kensington training centre on July 11th at 12pm.

Introduction to Accounting

25% off Clear Books Training for Small Businesses

To celebrate our new West Kensington training centre, Clear Books is offering a 2 hour training session to small business users on Wednesday 9th July at the discounted rate of £75 per person. The session will take you through the core features of Clear Books, allow you to ask any questions you may have and learn how to make the most of the software we provide.


Clear Books cloud accounting provider to Santander iBusinessHub

Clear Books has been selected as an integral partner to iBusinessHub, a new service available exclusively to Santander small business banking customers. iBusinessHub is a range of bundled cloud applications, including applications that help with financial and customer management, credit management and support with IT, integrated into one package by cloud specialist, Business Centric Services Group (BCSG).


Clear Books sponsor Christian Malford Scarecrow Trail

Earlier this year, Clear Books sponsored the 2014 Christian Malford Scarecrow Trail, as part of our ongoing commitment to providing charitable support to causes in the UK. The annual event raises money for Acorns pre-school and Friends of School - the school’s Parent Teacher Association - located in the village of Christian Malford, Wiltshire.

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