KPMG will open a new office in the East of England, at Dragonfly House in Norwich. The new office builds on its regional capacity following the closure of its Ipswich office late last year. The Norwich office will offer the firm’s full range of accounting, financial advisory and consulting services, as well as be the base for its Enterprise teams to the region.
Big Four KPMG is to open a new office in Norwich to support its Cambridge office as well as their regional offering. The new office will offer the firm’s full scope of services to regional clients, and will be located at the Dragonfly House on the bank of the River Wensum.
The new space will, in addition, house experts from KPMG’s Enterprise teams, providing a base of operation to reach local market SMEs and other businesses with specialised advisory services.
To run the office the firm is moving Steve Muncey, who has been a Senior Partner at the firm since 2009, from its Cambridge office. Muncey will coordinate with Joe Faulkner, Head of Business Development for KPMG in the East of England, throughout the development of the new office. The firm plans on completing the move by mid-September, and, if sufficient clients can be found in the short term, additional recruitment will begin before December.
The office in Norwich broadens the firm’s regional presence, following the loss of its Ipswich office late last year – according to the firm, the lease was not renewed and a replacement office in the city could not be found that met requirements. Faulkner remarks, “We are disappointed that we couldn’t find new premises in Ipswich as our ideal scenario would have been to have offices in both Ipswich and Norwich supporting our Cambridge office. However, that didn’t work out.”
Muncey says, “KPMG has been working with businesses here for decades so we are delighted to have a physical office back in the city which will further strengthen our relationships here. In the nearly two decades since we left the transformation to the region has been fantastic, and Norwich is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK with an incredibly vibrant local economy - a mix of early stage, SME and corporate businesses which suits our broad range of services perfectly.”
Last month Strategic Management Institute, an Australia-based firm, opened an office in London, while UK-origin PA Consulting Group unveiled that it will move to a new corporate headquarters in the City.