Yorkshire and North Derbyshire’s accountancy firm, BHP, has announced a record month after winning ten new clients worth nearly £500,000 in total.
The client wins, which include prestigious companies from the timber and flooring markets as well as the professional services and charitable sectors, are a reflection of the firm’s recent national recognition for the quality of its audit work.
Joint managing partner, Lisa Leighton, said: “We have seen a solid increase in demand for our services across the year but significantly in this last month.
“While we’ve been up against national firms, new clients have fed back that BHP’s approach and ethos have shone through and we’re particularly pleased to note a couple of private equity backed companies highlighting our rigorous audit approach as a decisive factor.”
In November 2019, BHP – which has offices in Sheffield, Cleckheaton, Leeds, Chesterfield, and York – scooped Audit Team of the Year at the British Accountancy Awards.
The award – run in partnership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) – recognises BHP’s market-leading use of data analytics in audit.
Lisa said: “We continue to push forward with initiatives to further add value in our audits and lead with technology. It’s important to us that we don’t grow for growth’s sake and we continue to devote time to building those relationships we’ve already got – this has always been fundamental at BHP. If you focus on what clients need and continue to provide a great service then this will show through.”
A further factor in the recent successes has been BHP’s membership of the Kreston International network. One of the Private Equity backed companies turns over more than £250 million with over 55 branches across the UK. BHP was able to use the UK network of 13 Kreston firms to ensure it could offer national coverage for stocktakes and asset verification. In addition another of the audit wins has a subsidiary in Australia which one of the Kreston firms is able to cover.
In 2019, BHP was recognised by the Sunday Times in their 100 Best Companies to Work For list – now in its 19th year, the hard-fought and nationally-celebrated list recognises the very best in employee engagement around the country.
BHP was also awarded Mid-Tier Firm of the Year and Best Employer of the Year at the Yorkshire Accountancy Awards, while its Professional Services team were recognised by the Derbyshire Times Business Awards.
With more than 300 staff, over the last 10 years BHP has increased turnover from £8m to over £22m.