Mazars hires 50 professionals across North West

23 November 2018 Authored by Consultancy.uk

Mazars has grown its headcount in the North West of England by almost 50 new members in less than a year. The international professional services firm believes that significant investment in young talent is behind the growth.

2017 was a year of expansion for auditing and advisory firm, which saw around 200 trainees add to the firm’s headcount. The firm followed that up by launching a new office in Glasgow, as it looked to grow its client base in Scotland’s most populous city. The 70 staff from Mazars’ previous Glasweigian location all made the move to the new locale, which is centrally located in one of Glasgow’s most prestigious business areas.

This was later followed by a further expansion in Leeds. The new office in West Yorkshire saw Mazars 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 hires 50 professionals across North West of UK

At the same time, Mazars was on a recruitment drive across the North West. Now, news has broken that the consulting firm is close to having made 50 appointments to its Manchester and Liverpool offices in under 12 months. The current tally of 49 appointments across the firm’s offices in the region are largely attributed to a significant investment in young talent, with the audit and accountancy teams in the area having welcomed 12 graduates and school leavers.

At the same time, Mazars has obtained a major public services contract in the region. This has seen an 11-strong team brought on board to work on a five-year deal auditing all 13 of the local authorities in Greater Manchester. This outfit is set to be overseen by Director Karen Murray, who joined Mazars from Grant Thornton in March, having worked in public sector external audit for 25 years.

Commenting on the rapid growth, Tim Hudson, Office Managing Partner in Manchester, said, “It is great to welcome so many new faces and we are delighted to continue our impressive growth both in the North West and nationally. We are supporting a wide range of fantastic businesses and are seeing many opportunities to attract new clients as well. We are planning for continued growth, and are redoubling our commitment to the North West by building a pipeline of exceptional young talent in the business.”

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