Swindon accountancy and legal firm expands into next county

By Barrie Hudson - 15 March 2021


Swindon’s Optimum Professional Services is expanding into Gloucestershire with a Cheltenham office.

  • Team members at the new Cheltenham office

    Team members at the new Cheltenham office

Optimum is unusual in marrying legal and accountancy disciplines within one company, making for what it describes as a seamless and cost-effective service for clients.

Those clients include owner managed businesses, individuals, charities, academies and larger commercial organisations.

Audit and Accounts Director Rob Stokes 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.”

Rob 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.”

Both Rob and Optimum Assurance and Accounts Manager Hannah Matthews have previously worked in Gloucestershire and have a large client base in the county.

The new office also provides a focal point for Michael Blaken, Accounts Director, to reach out to his established client base and contacts in the Stroud area.

Hannah Matthews said: “This is a great opportunity to re-establish our presence and connections in the county, bringing the unique mix of accountancy and legal services to new clients and like-minded individuals.”

The new Optimum 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.

With The Site bringing together businesses operating in the construction sector, solicitor Iain Mason, Head of Legal at Optimum, said: “We were keen to be able contribute to the developer’s ethos of bringing together construction, property and design professionals with our provision of commercial legal services alongside the accounts and tax services.

"This combination of advisory services allows us to add great value to our clients and an opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals.”

The company is recruiting for both its legal and accountancy divisions, to work in Cheltenham and Swindon. For more information, email careers@optps.co.uk.

For more information about Optimum, visit https://www.optps.co.uk/, or call the Cheltenham office on 01242 384 936 or the Swindon office on 01793 538 198.


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