Office launch grows professional services group’s regional footprint

Professional services group, Leonard Curtis, has confirmed the opening of a Huddersfield office as the growing company expands its business support offering across Yorkshire.

It has acquired town centre office space in St George’s Square, which will help provide expert guidance for SMEs and their advisers, particularly in Calderdale, Kirklees, Halifax and Bradford.

The new base will bolster the brand’s regional footprint, following its recent acquisition of Graywoods in Sheffield. 

Leonard Curtis Huddersfield will be led by Ant Milnes, a director with 17 years of experience in business turnaround, restructuring and insolvency.

Milnes said: “Huddersfield is one of the largest towns in the UK and has tens of thousands of local businesses at various stages in their lifecycle.

“With the current economic perfect storm creating issues for businesses across all sectors, it has never been more important to be there to support local businesses and their owners.

“Hospitality and retail sectors are particularly vulnerable to energy price rises and reductions in consumer spending and unfortunately, many other factors including recent train strikes have reduced levels of commuter traffic, which has further reduced footfall in these businesses.

“Leonard Curtis has helped hundreds of local businesses and owners over the years, assisting them with sales, obtaining time to pay arrangements with HMRC, providing funding for expansion or cashflow assistance and guiding business owners through business turnaround and restructuring processes.”

Sean Williams, head of Yorkshire and North East at Leonard Curtis, added: “We play a big role in helping businesses at all stages. We’re reactive and prioritise businesses’ needs – moving quickly and giving sound advice delivered with good communication which business owners and their advisers always appreciate.

“Leonard Curtis service lines are well placed to advise SMEs through difficult times as well as periods of growth.

“We’re proud of what we do here at Leonard Curtis and this new office will guarantee our experts will be available to support more businesses right across the Yorkshire area in Huddersfield and beyond.”