I am the founder of The Vortex Portal a business consultancy and mentoring firm that was created in 2020 during the Covid19 pandemic. In 2011, after ten years working for companies developing programs for national communities I started my first business – a Gymnastics academy in Salisbury. It opened in 2011 with 180 gymnasts, and sold in 2016 with over 600. Business development is my main passion, and empowering others to grow their businesses, charities and community interest companies is my mission. Having a creative flair has led to supporting the development of many other businesses, and I am currently the CEO of three companies.
The Vortex Portal is Shelley’s business and mentoring firm, which works with new business owners and entrepreneurs to get them into the right mindset when starting up a business. The foolproof strategies that Shelley gives enable clients to produce companies that create success.
The moment I met Julie at NAC, I knew that this was a project that I wanted to be a part of. Having many years of experience of working with communities to produce activities and experience for families and professionals from a range of backgrounds, I am thrilled to help bring NAC wellbeing into the eyes of the world to help enhance the lives of so many in need of the amazing guidance and support that Julie and the NAC team have to offer.
I have been a Qualified Chartered Certified Accountant since 1992 and gained fellowship of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 1997. I have more than 25 years experience in the not for profit sector, housing, education, police, local authorities and charities such as The Prince’s Trust.
I have my own accounting practice, ‘BRS Accounting Services Limited‘ which specialises in supporting start up business, charities and community interest companies, such as NAC.
I am married to Tina for 25 years and we have two teenage children. In my spare time I love supporting my home team Leicester City, following most sports and going swimming and walking.
Accounts & Bookkeeping
I founded my business ‘Bluebells Bookkeeping‘ in 2020 so that I could maintain my career whilst being able to provide support and care for my young family.
I trained and gained my accountancy qualifications (level 2 through to level 4) with the AAT (The Association of Accounting Technicians) in 2008 – 2010, during which time I was working in industry where I spent the best part of 10 years with companies who provide support to those that face mental health challenges and learning disabilities.
I am licensed by the AAT to provide Bookkeeping & Accountancy Services to Sole Traders, Partnerships and Companies and wanted to help NAC because of my previous involvement in the industry, and I believe that it is a very worthwhile cause.
When not working, I am running around after my two children, or holidaying in my favourite part of the UK in Cornwall.