Meet Gulshan

My journey with Inspire has truly been incredible! I started as a Bookkeeping intern – fast forward 3 years and I’m now a Manager, part of the sales team as well as a mentor to our wider team. After I had obtained my degree, I was looking for anything and everything, but once I came across Inspire, I was captivated. I was desperate to be a part of Inspire as I felt so entwined with their values and you can see that they actually care about other people.

At the time, Inspire didn’t have any available positions but I was determined to be a part of this company. I went all in – stopped applying for all other roles and continually persisted by taking part in their workshops and events till they had no choice but to take me in.

The reason why I have an obligation to be better and constantly improve is just to help the clients at the end of the day and to provide more value. If not given the right advice, I’ve seen how wrong things can go in a business and I don’t want anyone to go through that.

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Outside of Inspire

I’m a dad to our baby boy, Reyansh. My wife Sazel and I are really excited with this next chapter of our lives! The majority of my time is spent trying to be a father and if I am given the time, I cherish time with friends, having a few beers as I love catching up and socialising.

One of my favourite pastimes is playing tennis, but I’m getting out a lot less as Reyansh occupies most of my time now. Otherwise, you can find me attending inspirational events around mental health and sustainability as that is one of my passions.

What is your favourite thing about working at Inspire?

What gives me the most joy is being someone that business owners can trust. I feel that I’m a great listener, and just listening to my clients and being present is my devotion. I’m privileged to be in this position and crave the process of being better. I’ve seen from Ben that some of his best friends are clients and those types of relationships are what I love and aspire to nurture here.

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How did you get interested in accounting and business?

My dad has always been in business. As I have constantly been exposed to business and accounting since I was young, I’d start to understand the jargon and internal workings of a business. I also wouldn’t say I have a knack for numbers, but I’ve never been intimidated and so accounting felt like a suitable fit for me.

What is the biggest impact of your business?

In terms of impact, when I started here, it was from the ground up. I’ve taken a very long journey of trials and tribulations. My own story of going through every step and obstacle along the way to becoming a Senior Account Manager is something that people have learnt from and gained motivation from. I feel like I act as an example and have paved the way for other accountants and to show that there is no ceiling here and the world is undoubtedly your oyster.

What are some books you recommend?

For new fathers, I’d highly recommend ‘Sleeping Like A Baby’ by Pinky Mckay. I also really like ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama. Just the journey of where she’s come from and what she’s achieved with what little she had is inspirational.

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Which Sustainable Development Goal(s) do you choose and why?

I would have to choose sustainable cities and communities, and climate action. I’ve always felt like sustainability should be the default way of life and it should be a given. We’re going to see so much beauty in our lifetime, and we need to preserve that for future generations and it shouldn’t take that much to care about the earth.

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Meet Tabbie

I joined Inspire in February 2022 and have been appointed as a Senior Accountant under Team Gulshan.  It’s been exciting and challenging at the same time, but I absolutely love it and wouldn’t have it any other way.  

Inspire has a new way of doing things.  We  don’t have time sheets to maintain and we have an offshore team that prepares the work. This allows me to have more focus on advising and working closely with clients. 

I find it most fulfilling when helping clients, especially when they give their positive feedback. It gives me a sense of enjoyment every time we conduct meetings via zoom and witness how excited they are. It’s so great that they are eager to learn from us. The goal is to educate and guide them on anything about financial aspects.

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Outside of Inspire

I love spending time with my husband and partner in crime, Razim. We’re both family-orientated people and so, on the weekends, we spend and cherish our time with the in-laws. 

If we’re not with the in-laws,  you’ll find us with our friends trying out new things, sometimes adventurous activities such as rock climbing or ice-skating. 

In my alone time, my hobbies are crafting my keychains and earrings using polymer clay.

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What is your favourite thing about working at inspire?

In the mornings, It doesn’t feel like I’m going to work. It feels like I’m going to see my family and hang out with them. I’m excited about coming into work, and feeling happy when I’m going home. What I love the most is that everyone cares — and it’s genuine. There are lots of laughs and banter but that doesn’t stop us from doing more and being hard-working.

Working with the Inspire team and meeting the clients, I could feel that we’re all sharing the same values and attitude and I’m so glad to work with like-minded people.

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How did you get interested in accounting?

In all honesty, when I finished highschool I didn’t know what I wanted to do. My dad was the one who suggested accounting. Luckily enough, the moment I started working for an accounting firm, I fell in love with the industry. The more I worked on it, the more I liked it.  

I actually started off as a receptionist. And because I really loved the environment and I knew I was good with numbers, I wanted to experience the other side of it — doing accounting. A year later, I found myself applying for an accounting role and later, moved into the tax division and enjoyed it even more.

What is one of the biggest impacts you’ve made?

As working closely with Gulshan, part of my goal is to give him enough time to work on the hairy stuff, so he would have more capacity whilst I do the rest of our workload.

And as our team grows, I also create processes that anyone could use and implement in the form of a spreadsheet for new team members. It would then be easy for them to know our processes and what our job is.

What are some Books/Podcast/Movie/Documentary you recommend?

When I first started my career, I read this book called, “How to make friends and keep them” by Dale Carnegie. It taught me how to talk to people because back then, I was really quiet, very reserved, and it helped me to come out of my shell.

Which Sustainable Development Goal(s) do you choose and why?

As someone who came from Bangladesh, I would stand for Reduced Inequalities because there are a lot of aspects to consider there. I’d also choose Responsible Consumption and Production because of its ideal sustainable lifestyle.

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