Beever and Struthers celebrates best year in 118-year history
Accountants and business advisor Beever and Struthers has recorded the best year in its 118-year history.The firm with 22 partners and 200 staff at offices in Blackburn, Manchester and London achieved its highest turnover on record in 2016 with income from associated interests totalling £11.8m, representing growth of more than seven per cent.
The seven per cent-plus growth on 2015 was entirely organic and not augmented by mergers or acquisitions.In addition, for the fourth year in succession, Beever and Struthers gained a new client at a rate greater than one per working day. Most new clients - approximately 70 per cent of the total - appointed the firm following referrals from existing clients.
A particular focus in 2016 has been to improve internal efficiencies, providing greater communication with clients, as the firm optimises value for services rendered whilst maintaining a reputation for high professional standards.Beever and Struthers won “Best Accountancy Firm of the Year” at the Lancashire Business Awards 2016 which is the firm’s fourth regional award since 2013.
It is also the sole accountancy and business advisory firm in the North West within HLB International, a global network of independent accounting firms and advisors based in 130 countries worldwide, with 2,100 partners and 19,000 staff in over 600 offices.
The firm has staff who speak more than 13 different languages such as Chinese (Cantonese), French, German, Greek, Spanish, Gujarati, Hindi, Malay, Punjabi, Spanish, Swahili and Urdu. Managing partner Phil Roberts said: “Our record results for 2016 are testimony to the efforts of all our hard-working and dedicated partners and staff who have a real desire to achieve better things on behalf of their clients. From our point of view this makes a very compelling story and one we look forward to repeating in 2017 and thereafter.”