Northampton Borough Council
Northampton Borough Council

Published Tuesday, 13 June 2017

The east region of national accountancy firm Haines Watts has opened its new flagship headquarters in Northampton – with help from Northampton Borough Council’s Business Incentive Scheme.

The BIS contributed £10,000 towards a £150,000 re-location project which enabled the company to move into and fit out a new unit.

The move will also enable Haines Watts to create five new jobs a year for the next three years.

The company – previously based at Tenter Road on Moulton Park – is now housed in large, new purpose-built premises at Rushmills.

Haines Watts is a national company with more than 55 offices around the UK. Haines Watts East covers a region stretching from the West Midlands down to London and the M25.

Haines Watts is dedicated to the business owner sector and delivers lots of service lines from its Northampton base – these range from standard accountancy and business advisory services to human resources and property services.

Nathan Tinkler, partner at the Northampton office, stated that the town seemed the best fit as a regional hub for the firm in terms of its geographical location.

He said: “We have had a strong business in the town since 1984 and it made sense for our new office to be located somewhere surrounded by other businesses.

“With 11-12,000 people on the Brackmills estate nearby, and 7,000 working out of Barclaycard, the Rushmills site was very attractive for us.

“In terms of the company’s success, turnover in the Northampton office increased markedly following a strong year of client recruitment and the investment we’ve made in strengthening our business advisory and tax teams.

“The regeneration of the Northampton Waterside area – and it being made an enterprise zone – has led to large investment in infrastructure in the area.

“This, coupled with rates reductions from the enterprise zone, has benefited a number of our clients and we have witnessed a rise in their performance and profitability over the last year as a result.”

Visit our website for more information about the Business Incentive Scheme or ring Katie Mills on 01604 837893.

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