Streets Chartered Accountants, a top 40 UK assurance and advisory practice, has opened a new office in Birmingham as part of its ongoing growth strategy.
The new office, located at the Birmingham Business Park, along with the firm’s well-established offices across the Midlands including Lincoln, Luton and Northampton mean it is now a cross-regional player covering the East, West and South East Midlands.
Commenting on the opening of its new Birmingham office, Streets Chairman, Paul Tutin, said: “We have found that improved infrastructure links and a more regional approach to enterprise, supported and promoted in particular by the work of the Midlands Engine, means we are looking after a growing number of clients operating across the East and West Midlands.
“A change of mindset and the improved infrastructure and connectivity has made it much easier to undertake business on a more pan regional basis. This, along with changes to the way we work, including more remote and hybrid working, has made it easier for businesses like ours to develop operational models to look after clients across a wider geographical area.
“When considering opening an office in Birmingham, we also recognised that there was much synergy between the clients we already look after in other parts of our practice and the West Midlands. In particular the region has many family and owner-managed businesses, entrepreneurial start-ups and scale ups, third sector organisations and enterprises trading overseas or with international links.
“In looking to establish our presence and foothold, we were fortunate to recruit Sarah Williams as our Business Development Partner for the new office and the region. Sarah not only lives locally to the office, but through her previous role with another regional practice also has an in depth understanding of the business community.”
When asked why the firm had chosen Birmingham Business Park for the location of its new office, Paul said: “We spent some time considering the location for the new office; for us and we believe our clients, Birmingham Business Park in Solihull is ideally situated with direct links into the city centre and with access to the wider surrounding business community. For our international visitors the airport is just a few minutes away.”
The new office for Streets in Birmingham now means the multi-regional firm has a total of 17 offices including specialist offices in London and Brighton, along with general practice offices throughout the East of England, Midlands and Yorkshire.