What we do…

Copia Business Administration provides bookkeeping, administrative and strategic services to existing small businesses and start-ups. Our bookkeeping service provides timeous and accurate financial information to business owners enabling them to consider practical alternative strategies and make informed decisions. Our aim is to partner with our clients in order to add sustainable value and promote mutual business growth. We believe that bookkeeping and efficient administration are the foundations on which a sound business strategy is based.

Who we are…

Copia Business Administration was established by Derrick and Janey Mills in order to provide small businesses with an accurate and efficient bookkeeping service. In response to a growing demand, the business was developed to include a range of administrative and strategic services.

Derrick Mills BCom (UCT), MBA (UCT) began his career by getting involved in a number of small businesses while studying at the University of Cape Town (UCT). After completing his undergraduate degree, Derrick spent some time in London working in an accounting role for a large multi-national corporation. He gained valuable management accounting experience in this role, but his passion for small business lead him back to Cape Town. Derrick then spent ten years owning and managing his own succesful small business before selling his share and returning to UCT for his MBA. Many years of small business experience and a strong academic track record have given Derrick excellent problem-solving skills and enable him to see the “bigger picture” clearly.

Janey Mills BCom (Acc) completed her BCom degree majoring in Financial Accounting. After working in the restaurant industry in France, she followed her passion for food back to South Africa where she started her own restaurant which she owned and managed for 4 years. When she sold this business she moved to Cape Town were she gained valuable project and cost management experience while working in small business. Janey has always maintained hands on involvement in the accounting aspects of business, and this interest lead her to start a bookkeeping business. She is an experienced bookkeeper with a personal, practical and enthusiastic approach to business.