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  • ETC Tax to Open New Office in January 2019

    27 November 2018

    Angela Wood


    A fast-growing Cheshire based tax consultancy has announced plans to open a new office in Spinningfields in January.

    ETC Tax, who has also recently undergone a rebrand, has previously serviced clients in and around the city centre from its head office in Cheshire. However, Angela Wood, Managing Director, confirmed that opening an office in the city centre was seen as an “obvious next move” for the business, which currently employs 14 staff at its offices in Cheshire and London.

    Mrs Wood said that having undergone a period of rapid growth the firm has big ambitions, and the addition of a Manchester office reflects those ambitions.

    “Manchester is a great city to do business in. There is such a buzz about the city at the moment, and its infectious. Put simply, we wanted to be part of that”.

    Mrs Wood confirmed that she also hoped that an office in Manchester would assist with the firm’s current recruitment drive.

    “As we look to expand and grow the business further, we are hoping that as well as helping to raise our profile in the North West, a Manchester office will assist us in what is currently a very competitive recruitment marketplace”.

    An ever-increasing tax burden being placed on Britain’s small businesses and their owners, means that demand for ETC’s services is on the rise, and the business has trebled its client numbers in the last year alone. Due to this period of rapid growth, the firm has taken on a number of new staff over the last few months, many of whom have joined from much larger firms such as KPMG, Grant Thornton, Baker Tilly and RSM.

    Mrs Wood explained that she felt this was

    “an indication of the nationwide reputation which we have been building not just with clients, but also in the tax world generally”.

    She continued that an office in Manchester, could, she felt only, assist with continuing to attract those high calibre people necessary to the firm’s ambitious growth plans.

    Mrs Wood explained that, the new work the firm had secured was spread across a wide range of business and private client tax issues and opportunities. Many enquiries have an overseas angle – whether that might be because they come from non-domiciled individuals or from an SME business owner looking at trading overseas, but the firm also receives enquiries from property investors and developers, as well as those investing in cryptocurrency, and individuals facing an HMRC enquiry of investigations; to name but a few examples of the type of work now being undertaken by ETC Tax.

    “We obviously want to build on the success we have had so far, and we see a Manchester office as being crucial to that continued success”