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Accountants double office space in Durham expansion move

Screen Shot 2016-01-05 at 15.22.26A LEADING independent firm of accountants and business advisers has moved into new offices – doubling its space and taking on several new staff.

Clive Owen LLP launched its Durham office 19 years ago with two staff. Now, following significant growth and in anticipation of further growth in 2016, it has doubled its office space with a move to Kepier House, at Belmont Business Park.

The move into bigger premises has seen the company take on several new starters including Claire Boyes and Cath Rodenby, both chartered accountants, along with student chartered accountant Simon Cornwall. The team will welcome another new starter this month.

Simon Hook, who was made a partner in 2013, has played a key part in strengthening the Durham team and developing the business. Fellow partner Nicola Bellerby has also seen a surge in demand from innovative companies for their research & development services – where clients can secure tax breaks for R&D projects – particularly since Clive Owen formed a partnership with Teesside University to reach more firms four years ago.

Since 2010, the office has added a new member of staff per year and now has 15 staff.

Nicola said: “We’re so excited to be in our new office. The team has worked very hard and we’ve really enjoyed seeing the level of growth and expansion.  We opened in Durham 19 years ago with just two staff, so to achieve this success is fantastic.

“During the 19 years we’ve been in Durham there have been some downturns in the economic climate – clients have seen some difficult times and we’ve ensured that we’ve been with them throughout.

“Our success now is testament to working with innovative and progressive businesses, so we owe much to them as well as our own team. The future looks bright and we are eager to see what 2016 will bring.”

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