Accountancy firm trebles office space after consistent growth

Harrison Beale & Owen's new Coventry office

A Coventry chartered accountancy and financial services firm has nearly tripled its office space following strong levels of growth.

Harrison Beale & Owen (HB&O) is moving its Coventry team to 8,000 sq ft premises in Wheler Road, having outgrown its current 3,000 sq ft offices in Queens Road.

The firm said its Queens Road office – which employs 20 of the firm’s 85 staff – had seen a consistent increase in client work in recent years which had prompted the move.

Mark Ashfield, managing director at HB&O, said: “We are experiencing growth right across the business from new clients and existing clients taking on additional services, and the additional space provides us with the facilities we need going forward to meet the demands of our clients.

“In addition to launching new finance brokering services, our tax, Virtual Finance Office, audit and business advisory services have been on a consistent upward trajectory of growth for some time.”

“We have invested considerably in a major refurbishment and improvement programme and the flexible layout of these new offices provides a high-quality working environment – enabling closer working between our specialist teams which is key to our ‘one-stop-shop’ approach, while also providing additional meeting space for staff and our clients,” he added.

The move is intended to complement the firm’s larger offices in Leamington.

“We moved our Leamington office out of the town centre more than a decade ago, to relocate to a similar building with more parking and better facilities for staff and for clients and it has proved really successful,” said Mr Ashfield.

“We felt that with our business developing across all areas the time was right to do the same in Coventry and the new building is perfect in terms of size, location and its profile.”

The move to the new premises, which will become known as Seven Stars House, will complete this autumn.

Pictured outside the new premises are, from left: Phil Ewing, Helen Coombes, Mark Ashfield, Sarah Wilson and Wayne Gutteridge.