Accountancy and legal firm Optimum is expanding into Gloucestershire by opening a second office, based in Cheltenham.
The new 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.
The firm’s clients include owner managed businesses, individuals, charities, academies and larger commercial organisations. It added that the move comes as the company reaffirms its aims of “marrying legal and accountancy disciplines within one company, making for a seamless and cost-effective service”.
Rob Stokes, audit and accounts director, said: “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.
“Members of the team will be permanently located there, as we expand our client base still further and recruit additional staff.”
He added: “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.”
Optimum revealed that both Stokes and its Assurance and Accounts manager Hannah Matthews, have previously worked in Gloucestershire and have a large client base in the county.
It added that the new office will also provide a focal point for Michael Blaken, accounts director, to reach out to his established client base and contacts in the Stroud area.