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Azets regional CEO unveils plans to grow fourfold within five years

Paul Clifford, who is celebrating 12 months in the role, was handed overall responsibility for Azets’ central region at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic

Azets has revealed that it is targeting quadruple growth in its central region within the next five years, as part of “ambitious” plans set out by regional CEO Paul Clifford.

Clifford, who is celebrating 12 months in the role, was handed overall responsibility for Azets’ central region at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

During that time, the group has reportedly continued to invest in people, technology, and infrastructure, and has significantly expanded its regional presence and expertise under his leadership.

This year, Azets employed 40 graduates and school leavers, and announced 100 new roles in the Midlands, available over the next 12 months, as it aims to increase national revenue by 50% by 2026.

Furthermore, earlier in July, the firm, which rebranded and launched in September 2020, was named Accountancy Firm of the Year 2021 at the City of Birmingham Business Awards (COBBA) for its accelerated growth and regional impact.

Clifford said: “I was honoured to be given the role of Regional CEO last year whilst working from home, and I’d like to thank both the Azets’ senior leadership team and my teams across the region for all their support.

“We’re in the middle of a national recruitment drive, with 100 new roles available in our Central region in the next 12 months, and we’re also proactively looking to expand our regional footprint into areas where Azets is not currently represented.”

He added: “It is an exciting time for Azets, and I am looking forward to leading the team through the next phases of our regional growth strategy.”

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