Bradford accountancy firm opens office in Leeds

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The Naylor Wintersgill team at One Park Row, Leeds (l-r) Philip Venter, Chris Gumbley, Gavin Lamb, Alan Wintersgill, Colin Whitehead with Victoria Wainwright and Alison Whalley (seated)

An accountancy firm with its HQ in Bradford city centre has opened an office on Park Row in Leeds to support its continued growth across the region.

Naylor Wintersgill, the largest independent firm of chartered accountants in Bradford city centre, has secured an office at One Park Row within the UK’s largest centre for financial and business services outside of London.

Lead by eight directors and with more than 50 employees, Naylor Wintersgill, which has been established for over 100 years, operates from its Carlton House office on Grammar School Street in Bradford. The second office in Leeds is planned as an additional base for its team and will offer increased flexibility for clients.

Victoria Wainwright is MD, having joined as the firm’s first apprentice in 1991, said: “Opening a second city centre office is all part of the Naylor Wintersgill evolution and complements our wider business strategy. We’re incredibly proud of our Bradford roots and our core team and our headquarters will remain at Carlton House.

“Having a base in Leeds – and in the city’s established financial quarter – allows us to offer our team even more opportunities in our neighbouring city and be better connected across the region, particularly with ongoing developments to rail travel. We’re thrilled to provide our team and clients with the additional location and look forward to embracing the Leeds city centre community as we have in our home city.”

Naylor Wintersgill provides a full range of business, accountancy, audit and taxation services for individuals and businesses as well as not-for-profit organisations.

Roger Marsh, chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership said: “I’m delighted to welcome Naylor Wintersgill’s expansion into Leeds, having built a thriving base in Bradford. It demonstrates the significant growth in our region’s business and professional services sector, which contributes £19.8billion to the national economy and employs over 300,000 people.”

Earlier this year, the firm announced its team-selected charity of the year as mental health organisation, Mind in Bradford. Alongside fundraising efforts for the charity, the team has also committed to giving 200 volunteer hours to remote reading scheme TutorMate UK to help young students in Bradford improve their literacy outcomes.