Azets Group to open new Bournemouth office

Heather Williams and Michael Wesley
Heather Williams and Michael Wesley

One of the UK’s fastest-growing accountants and business advisory firms is opening a new office in Bournemouth to reflect the firm’s expansion in the South.


Azets, previously known as Wilkins Kennedy in the South and South East of England, will open their Bournemouth office at Oxford Point, in the prime office area of Lansdowne, on 2 November 2020.


The rebrand to Azets incorporated other UK leading firms and creates a major presence in the UK accounting and business services market, with the scale and reach to serve businesses digitally and in person from the UK’s largest network of local offices.


Heather Williams, who joined the firm in May as Tax Partner and will head up the new Bournemouth office, said:
“I am absolutely delighted to be bringing Azets to Dorset.  I have worked in the local market, advising Owner Managers and Private clients for over 20 years, so know the local business community well and will really value a firm of this calibre investing in Dorset. It is exciting to have a firm with such depth and breadth of specialists dedicated to SMEs coming to the county and we are looking forward to working with the fantastic businesses that are based here.


Azets focus is on building trusted client relationships and we put client service at the heart of everything we do, something which has been recognised recently, with the firm winning ‘Accountancy Firm of the Year’ at the FD survey 2020 Excellence Awards.  To be assisting in bringing Azets into Dorset is an absolute privilege and having a local presence will reinforce the already existing relationships that have been developed from the team in Southampton.”


Michael Wesley, an Audit Partner based in the Azets Southampton office, will be spending some of his time working out of the Bournemouth office and commented:

“Azets will be the largest national firm to be based in Dorset, something the team are very proud of. Azets are committed to offering a local and personal service through our local office network, so opening this new office in Bournemouth provides us with the perfect opportunity to serve clients in the local market.”

 

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