Mazars relocates to new Leeds office

Mazars has announced that it is to move to new offices in a state of the art commercial development in Leeds city centre as part of plans to continue the expansion of its practice in Yorkshire

The firm, ranked tenth in the Accountancy league table, says the Mazars team will transfer to Wellington Place in November 2018 following an extensive fit-out.

The move will enable all 130 employees to work in one purpose-designed, modern space. Mazars has leased the building on a 15-year term, with a 10 year break clause, from MEPC.

Oliver Hoffman, Leeds office managing partner, said: ‘This move sets us up for the future: our Leeds team has developed from 30 to 130 people during our time in our current premises – supporting growth in fee income to over £11m.

‘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.’

Recent new additions include Lucy Rothwell, who has joined from Deloitte to lead the forensic and investigations services team and Pauline Davison, formerly FD of Neom Organics, who is spearheading the outsourcing team. Other recent experienced recruits include Ian Goodwin from KPMG to head Leeds employment tax and Ross Preston from EY to support the growing audit client base in Yorkshire.

Phil Verity, Mazars UK senior partner, 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.’

Report by Pat Sweet

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