Baldwins earmark further expansion in South Wales over the next 12 months

One of the UK’s fastest-growing business advisory firms has earmarked further expansion in South Wales over the next 12 months.

As part of the investment strategy Broomfield Alexander joined forces with Baldwins earlier this year and now operates from offices in Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Monmouth and Aberdare.

In the autumn Baldwins will bring together its Cardiff teams that currently operate from two sites, at Cardiff Gate to make further progress in respect of the integration plan.

The move will see the company investing a six-figure sum on IT and office infrastructure to provide a first class working environment for the team and utilise cutting edge IT software and operating systems.

Ian Thomas from Baldwins said: “This has been an exciting year for us in Cardiff and we want to capitalise on the progress we have made.

“The plan is to bring the team under one roof to ensure that we operate as one providing an integrated service to our clients.

“Cardiff Gate is very well located right by the M4 on a key gateway location to the city so is very convenient for staff and clients.

“To date the integration phase has gone very well and we are keen to make further investment in Wales. We see it as a key area for expansion and we look forward to seeing the Baldwins name appearing elsewhere in the country.”

Baldwins, a CogitalGroup company, employs more than 3,000 staff from approximately 97 offices across the UK with an annual turnover of approximately £225 million.

Shaun Knight, Board Director at Baldwins, said: “The accountancy market is changing rapidly from a technological and regulatory perspective, and we are investing heavily in systems and in training to keep ahead of those advancements to continue to offer our clients a cutting-edge service.

“The combined businesses have already shown strong growth and this has provided us with the confidence to commit to this further investment.

“We are growing in Cardiff as our business goes from strength to strength. We see real potential in the wider South Wales business community, and the sense of entrepreneurship in the region which is leading to good levels of growth.

“We are looking at the further significant investment in people, services lines and technology as we move forward.

“Baldwins has a strategic aim to expand its offices by acquisition in certain areas of the UK, and Wales is one of our primary areas of focus and we will be looking to increase our footprint in the country in the coming months.”