Global accounting and consulting firm Baker Tilly has moved to new premises in Leeds. Around 90 accountants, financial advisors and accountants have early this week taken up residence in ‘Springfield House’, the new 6,000 square foot office in Wellington Street.
Baker Tilly has 24 partners and 230 working in Leeds, offering a full range of audit, accountancy, tax, corporate finance, restructuring and business advisory services to clients across Yorkshire. Following the merger RSM Tenon last September, the professional services firm was left behind with too much space for its needs in Leeds. To optimise its office space, the firm decided to relocate from its former office space at Wellington Place (the firm subleased the remaining seven years of its lease to a third party) to Springfield House, a smaller premise in Wellington Street. “By assigning the Wellington Place lease and entering into a new agreement to move into Springfield House, we have reduced office space by a third, significantly reduced our overheads and maintained our extremely strong presence in the centre of Leeds – with our two offices now just two minutes’ walk from each other,” says Kevin O’Connor, Baker Tilly’s Regional Managing Partner for Yorkshire and the North East.
Around 90 employees from the firm’s Restructuring and Recovery, Forensics, Corporate Finance and Risk Advisory practices have taken up residence in Springfield House, while the 160 staff at Baker Tilly’s main Leeds office in Whitehall Quay remain unaffected.
‘On Your Marks’ programme
Earlier this month Baker Tilly launched a new professional development and networking initiative for young professionals in Leeds. The ‘On Your Marks’ programme is designed for legal and banking professionals at Associate Director level and below. Over a period of six months, Baker Tilly’s Leeds office will host a series of breakfast events which will provide an overview of accountancy, audit, tax, corporate finance and restructuring disciplines in order to help participants develop their knowledge, expertise and contacts.