BDO Liverpool expands office space amid team expansion

21 February 2018 Authored by Consultancy.uk

BDO has significantly expanded its Liverpool office, in preparation for an additional 150 colleges over the coming years, as it builds capacity in the region. The new capacity will, among others, be focused on its internal Shared Services Centreits SME focused BDODrive programme, as well as wider client engagement across the region.

The Liverpool office of BDO is set to significantly upgrade its capacity. The current office has around 100 staff members, housed in the Temple Square office complex – which the firm moved to in 2015. The firm, which grew from around 60 employees over the interim, has outgrown its current 5,500 square foot space.

BDO therefore announced that it will more than triple its leased space in the Temple Square building, to 17,085 square feet, with the new lease covering a ten-year period. The expanded area will allow the firm to grow its team to more than 250 over the coming three years, significantly boosting its presence in the city. Across the UK, the firm currently employs around 3,500 people, working from nineteen offices.

BDO Liverpool triples office space

The new space is part of the firm’s planned capabilities expansion in its SME focused BDODrive programme – which was first developed by the local office and has since been successfully rolled out across the UK – as well as the further expansion of its Shared Services Centre; an internally focused team that provides support for client facing roles at the firm. The firm will also further its engagement with the SME market in the region, with the aim to establish various partnerships with institutions across the Liverpool region.

The firm aims to bolster its presence in the city with further recruitment to it ranks, as well as its wider apprenticeship programmes.

Mark Sykes, partner in Liverpool and head of the UK BDODrive, remarked, “Liverpool has proved itself a real success story as a city and for BDO in recent years. With access to some of the best universities in the country and a business community boasting some of the most vibrant start-ups and globally renowned businesses, we look forward to the future success of this office”.

He added, “The way people work is changing and our workplaces must reflect this. Our entrepreneurial clients need us to be connected in every sense – to wider expertise within our firm, to other countries within our network and to our local business partners- to be able to help them succeed. The new office along with our ongoing investment in our team and technology will allow us to evolve with our growing and ambitious clients as their business needs evolve.”

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