Office move for accountancy firm
THE BUSINESS DESK
6 JULY 2012
ACCOUNTANCY firm Saffery Champness is looking to strengthen its presence in Yorkshire as it plans an office move.
The firm has signed a lease on new larger premises in Harrogate.
Saffery Champness has nine UK offices and a team of 40 specialists presently serving the Yorkshire region from its current Harrogate base.
Extensive renovation work is underway at Mitre House in the North Yorkshire town to create tailored office and meeting room space.
The outfit is also looking to recruit new team members to its audit and tax teams.
Martin Holden, head of office at Saffery Champness, said: “Our Harrogate practice has particular expertise in trust accounting, inheritance tax planning and rural business, which are all areas that Saffery Champness is well known for nationally.
“However, we also have a strong and growing corporate tax department which deals with businesses of all sizes from across the Yorkshire region.”
Mr Holden said a move to larger premises had been precipitated by recent growth.
“It’s significant that Yorkshire has been identified nationally for its future growth potential and this is testament to the entrepreneurship of the region and its vibrant corporate landscape,” he added.
The lease at Mitre House has been agreed with Wilton Developments. Saffery Champness will occupy more than 5,800 sq ft of office space within the building on a new 15-year lease.
The move from existing premises at Windsor House in Harrogate will be effective from July 28.
Mitre House was marketed by Carter Jonas and Leeds-based agents WSB Property Consultants.