Mazars announces move to new office in Leeds

15 August 2018 3 min. read
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Global consulting firm Mazars has confirmed it will upgrade its office in Leeds to accommodate its larger workforce. The firm has grown its headcount in the region from 30 to 130 in recent times, and plans to continue expanding in the near future.

2017 was a year of expansion for international consulting firm Mazars, with around 200 trainees adding to the firm’s headcount, and the firm has gone about this year in a similar fashion. Earlier in 2018, the group took up occupation of which saw, and a move to new offices at 100 Queen Street in Scotland’s most populous city. Now, following the relocation of the 70 staff from Mazars’ previous Glasweigian location, the advisory firm Mazars has announced it is set to complete a similar move for its operations in Yorkshire.

The firm has confirmed it will move its 130 employees in Leeds into the newly built 3 Wellington Place in the city centre, as of November, after an extensive £1.2 million fit-out. Mazars, which has been based on Geldard Road in Gildersome for around 20 years, has leased the building on a 15-year term, with a 10 year break clause, from MEPC, while the consultancy has confirmed that the move will allow all employees to work in one purpose-designed, modern space; across 14,000 sq ft of office space on the fifth floor.

Mazars announces move to new office in Leeds

The Leeds practice of Mazars recently welcomed a number of highly qualified and experienced new additions to its teams, including Lucy Rothwell, who joined from Deloitte to lead the Forensic and Investigations Services team and Pauline Davison, formerly a Finance Director of Neom Organics, will now spearhead the company's fast-growing outsourcing team. Elsewhere, experienced recruits include Ian Goodwin from KPMG, who will lead the Leeds’ Employment Tax practice, and Ross Preston, formerly of EY, who will support the growing audit client base in Yorkshire.

The move will position Mazars well to implement its plans for future growth in the region, according to its Leeds office Managing Partner. Oliver Hoffman confirmed that the move sets Mazars up to build on the office’s previous development from 30 to 130 people, supporting growth in fee income to over £11 million.

Hoffman, added, “We consider ourselves very fortunate to be a part of the vibrant business community in Leeds, and this move gives our team the right environment to communicate and collaborate: and ultimately deliver even greater service to our clients... The time is right to make this move: we have a pipeline of exceptional talent at all levels in the business, including a number that we hope to be welcoming to the partnership in the near term.”

Phil Verity, Mazars UK Senior Partner, meanwhile said, “The move to our new Leeds office is a clear sign of our commitment to serving clients both locally and nationally. The move is the latest in a national programme of office improvements and moves for Mazars as part of its commitment to being a modern firm. Wellington Place gives us a fantastic base from which we can build further growth in our Yorkshire practice, and support our clients for years to come.”

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