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Geographical Expansion for Certax

Following the launch of a new business earlier this year, Tom Baker of Certax Accountancy is celebrating taking on a second practice in the region and doubling his turnover.

Tom is the owner of Certax Accountancy Teesside and since securing his new office in Commerce House in Middlesbrough just 8 months ago, Tom has seen the company go from strength to strength.

So much so that he has now invested in acquiring a second practice in the Tees Valley area, which has automatically doubled his portfolio.

This move has lead to Tom looking to grow the team with expertise, and he will be creating a number of further jobs throughout 2019.

Tom accredits his success to hard work, ensuring each of his clients gets the personal touch that is then delivered on, and the boosting of his profile and reputation through having a luxury office in Commerce House. He said:

“The opportunity to expand across the Tees Valley came up and I am keen to create opportunity for myself and a team of employees, so I had no hesitation. Certax Teesside by at least a couple of a clients a week, and as my relationships with clients cements due to good performance, they are keen to recommend me.

“I do think a lot of my growth is down to my postal address and high quality surroundings. Being in Commerce House makes me work hard to fit with the ethos of the building. My clients are also very impressed with my office, and the business lounge. Making that good impression is very important, as they need to know they are in a safe pair of hands.”

Tom, who holds a hosts of qualifications including AAT Level 4, delivers accountancy services across all industry’s focusing on the SME market. Christine Huntington, who is the facilities manager at Commerce House, said:

“Tom is doing exceptionally well and it is fabulous to see him grow so quickly. Many of tenants are finding that by being part of the Commerce House Business Community it has boosted their business or client base by at least 50% and many are already upgrading to larger offices!”

Office space is now at a premium at Commerce House, with just a select few rooms left available. To see the choice of offices, which can take from 2 desks up to 15 desks please visit

More information on Tom and his business is available at

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