A FLEDGLING accountancy firm has gone from a front room to the heart of the community within 12 months.

Jenny Vadasz was working from her Atherton home a year ago but always had ambitions to take Aspire JD Accounts to the next level.

An approach to the economic development unit at Wigan Council has now seen her move into new premises, at The Print Centre, near Howe Bridge, and take on her first member of staff.

Jenny, 33, said: "“I'm over the moon to have been trading for one year.

"It’s a fantastic achievement, especially considering I’ve been undertaking the day-to-day running of the business myself.

“From the outset, I was keen to establish a relationship with Wigan Council because I’d heard they could support local people in turning their entrepreneurial ideas into a reality."

And with Aspire on the up, Jenny is eager to ensure other like-minded businesses in Atherton and Tyldesley flourish.

She has established a FAB (Friends and Business) Network, which sees members support each others business concepts.

Their first official meeting was in June and her network can now boost 15 members, with another meet-up scheduled for September 11.

Jenny added: “Although I have a business to run, I understand the importance of giving back to the local community and supporting others like myself.

Cllr David Molyneux, the leader of Wigan Council and cabinet member for economy and regeneration, said: “One of our key priorities is to equip local people with the knowledge and skills to run sustainable businesses that deliver a range of services to our residents and beyond.

“It’s great to see that Jenny’s motivation and dedication has led to her celebrating Aspire Accounts’ first birthday and we hope to continue our relationship so we can support and encourage her to develop the business even further.”

Would-be entrepreneurs in Atherton and Tyldesley who want know more about The Deal for Business, can ring 01942 489190.