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Jun 13, 2022

On this week’s episode of ScaleUp Radio, I’m speaking to Ahmad Qayyum from Bluewater Accounting.


Bluewater Accounting specialise in the property sector, working with all aspects of the industry - landlords, property investors, construction and trade businesses. Ahmad started the business in 2017 after working in the corporate sector, and now has a team of 9 serving 140 clients.


As you listen to Ahmad’s scale up journey so far you’ll hear that he’s no stranger to risk, but it’s a risk that has definitely paid off. 


We covered an awful lot in our conversation including:


 - The process of determining your niche within your industry, and how much networking can solidify your place in that niche.

 - How to react to the realisation that the staff you have isn’t the right one for the business - and how that expensive lesson helps you with future recruitment.

 - With a team that is working remotely, and in different countries, how do you keep everyone working as one, to the same values and the same goals.


What I think you’ll find interesting in our conversation is that Ahmad is unlike any other accountant that we’ve spoken to. He’s passionate about being a business owner and a business leader - rather than only being an accountant. It’ll be interesting to get Ahmad back on in a few years time to see how he’s progressed from where he is now.



Ahmad can be found here:



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Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki -


The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber -


The Storybrand by Cole Sheehan -


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