Leading regional accountants moving into Bury St Edmunds
27 March 2012
The opening of a new office at Bury St Edmunds is critical to the expansion plans of chartered accountants Lovewell Blake, the firm’s managing partner Douglas Young told a business seminar in the town on Friday.
The new premises on the Hillside Business Park will soon be open for business. The expansion into Bury St Edmunds comes little more than a year after the firm set up joint premises at Long Melford.
Speaking to 40 local business people at a Budget seminar, Mr Young said that this was a particularly exciting period for Lovewell Blake which had, last autumn, moved its Norwich office to new premises and merged with another East Anglian firm Banham Graham.
“We appreciate that Bury St Edmunds is a key business centre for Suffolk and our new office there will give us better coverage of East Anglia. We already have a number of clients in the area which will give us the critical mass to move ahead.
He said the firm’s strategy was characterised by two qualities – fierce independence and specialist skills.
“We strongly value our independence. We know that second-tier national firms are very influenced by national core strategies which take the focus away from the local community. We look to respond to local needs to provide the service the market requires.”
He pointed to the full range of specialisms provided by the firm from agriculture to the construction industry and medical practices, as well as the normal accountancy services, tax planning and business recovery.