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Leeds accountancy firm secures first permanent premises

Jo Tomlinson MD of Business Works UK, Matthew Fenby, NatWest Relationship Manager and Lorna Blackett, NatWest Business Growth Enabler

Leeds-based accountancy firm, Business Works UK, has acquired its first permanent premises in Garforth after securing six-figure funding from NatWest.

Previously located on Aberford Road, the company has used a £162,500 funding package from NatWest to purchase the new office space on Main Street.

Over the last six years, the team has increased from five to 11, outgrowing its current rented office space. The Main Street offices will comfortably accommodate the existing team and allow for further growth, with room for additional desks and an additional meeting and training room.

Founded in 2008 by managing director Jo Tomlinson, Business Works UK is an advisory- led accountancy firm for small and medium-sized enterprises. The team works closely with clients to help them understand their profitability and the tax implications of business decisions and improve visibility of their numbers through cloud-based accounting software and cashflow projections.

Jo said: “Over the last ten years, the business has grown considerably. We’ve doubled the size of the team and now represent around 150 businesses both locally and across the UK. Thanks to the funding from NatWest, we have been able to purchase our own premises to accommodate future growth, while remaining in Garforth where we love the sense of community.”

Lorna Blackett, NatWest business growth enabler and Matthew Fenby, NatWest relationship manager worked together and supported Jo on the deal.

Matthew said: “We have known Jo for a number of years and her passion for her business is evident in its continued success and growth. The new office space will allow her to expand and recruit additional staff in future and we look forward to seeing the business thrive over the coming years.”


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