Most successful year on record for Midlands accountants

Smith Cooper
James Bagley

Smith Cooper has had its most successful year on record, with a 15% increase in group company turnover for the 2017/2018 financial year.

Turnover for the group totalled £13m for the 16/17 financial year, rising to £15m this year, and is projected to increase a further 13% next year, to £17m. Staff numbers have also increased to almost 200, with staff operating from 6 offices across the Midlands.

James Bagley, Managing Partner of the group comments: “We pride ourselves on the range of services we offer when compared to other firms of the same size, and believe the success of these is evident in our official figures.

“In recent years we have expanded our service offering through diversification to accommodate the demand for more specialist services in the business world. To ensure our business performance continues an upwards trajectory, we focus on our staff, and their development as professionals.

“We firmly believe our success is down to the investment in our specialist teams across all levels and disciplines of the organisation. Our specialist teams work alongside colleagues in other areas, utilising their expertise and ensuring the most proficient experts are allocated to guarantee the best solution.”

Last year Smith Cooper surged into the Accountancy Age Top 50 ranking, and also featured in numerous Experian league tables, most notably being placed 9th in the Midlands by deal volume for 2017 placing the company amongst industry giants.

James added: “We pride ourselves on offering owner managed businesses unparalleled advice no matter where in the business lifecycle they may be, and going forwards, we intend to develop our specialist teams further to ensure our clients continue to receive industry leading compliance and advisory services.”

The Smith Cooper group includes Infuse Technology – an award winning Managed IT Support provider and Microsoft Partner, Infuse Security – the sister company of Infuse Technology and one of the Midlands’ leading cyber security advisors, Smith Cooper System Partners – Sage’s top Midlands Business Partner, and Smith Cooper Independent Financial Solutions – UK based Independent Financial Solutions providers.