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Cheltenham expansion for accountancy and legal firm

A professional services company, combining law and accountancy under one roof, is expanding into Gloucestershire.

Optimum Professional Services, headquartered in Swindon, is opening its first regional office in Cheltenham.

Optimum remains almost unique in marrying legal and accountancy disciplines within one company, making for a seamless and cost-effective service for clients, who include owner managed businesses, individuals, charities, academies and larger commercial organisations.

"We already have a large client base in and around the Cheltenham and Gloucester area so this will allow us to provide them with an even better service, with easier access for face-to-face meetings once Covid restrictions have lifted," said Rob Stokes, Audit and Accounts director.

"Members of the team will be permanently located there, as we expand our client base still further and recruit additional staff."

"We were looking to expand over into Gloucestershire and this location came up at exactly the right time, plus we are directly supporting current and future clients by basing ourselves in the region. We may look at further expansion in the future, but Swindon will remain our headquarters."

Both Mr Stokes and Optimum's Assurance & Accounts manager Hannah Matthews, have previously worked in Gloucestershire and have a large client base in the county.

It also provides a focal point for Michael Blaken, accounts director, to reach out to his established client base and contacts in the Stroud area.

Ms Matthews said: "This is a great opportunity to re-establish our presence and connections in the county, bringing the unique mix of accountancy and legal services to new clients and like-minded individuals."

The new Optimum office will be located at The Site - a recently opened, flexible office space, based in renovated and modernised commercial buildings, in the Swindon Village area of Cheltenham.

With The Site bringing together businesses operating in the construction sector solicitor Iain Mason, head of Legal at Optimum, said: "We were keen to be able contribute to the developer's ethos of bringing together construction, property and design professionals with our provision of commercial legal services alongside the accounts and tax services. This combination of advisory services allows us to add great value to our clients and an opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals."

The company is recruiting for both its legal and accountancy divisions, to work in Cheltenham and Swindon. For more information, email careers@optps.co.uk.

For more about Optimum, visit https://www.optps.co.uk/, or call the Cheltenham office on 01242 384936 or the Swindon office on 01793 538198.

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