Further growth at Bishop Fleming

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Accountancy firm Bishop Fleming has reported a year of further growth.

Having twice been Britain’s fastest growing accountancy firm in recent years, Bishop Fleming grew its business by more than 5% in the past 12 months, with fee income exceeding £17.5 million – taking the firm from 38th to 36th position in the UK’s national league table of accountancy firms.

With offices in Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Torquay, Truro, and Worcester, the firm has also increased its number of partners and staff.

The past year has seen the appointment of two new partners, taking the total to 28, and 80 new staff appointments, taking the total to over 300 – including 29 new trainees.

“Our annual report is not just about the growth in fees, and staff,” said the firm’s managing partner, Matthew Lee.

“We are equally proud of other achievements, including our environmental progress, our contribution to our local communities, and our success in independent awards.”

Bishop Fleming was among the first accountancy firms to set a 5% target for reducing its carbon foot-print every year. In the past year, despite extra staff, the firm reduced its consumption of gas and electricity by 14%, cut its use of paper by more than 15%, and its car-mileage by 4%.

The past year also saw Bishop Fleming’s staff raise more than £30k for local charities through such ventures as a 350 mile ‘Tour of Bishop Fleming’ cycle ride.