Azets, the UK's largest regional accountancy and business advisor to SMEs, is announcing ambitious growth plans for its Yorkshire offices in Leeds and York with an investment strategy in people, technology and infrastructure.

Azets currently has over 200 people in business support and client-facing roles including 15 partners. The firm plans to grow significantly within the next 3 years by creating over 100 additional new jobs locally, recruiting across all levels in areas such as Audit and Assurance, Accounts and Business Advisory, Tax, Private Clients, Payroll, Restructuring Services and Corporate Finance.

Azets provide a personal approach through trusted business advisors, supporting the needs and growth ambitions of local SME businesses throughout Yorkshire. It has a strong team of specialists including expertise in manufacturing, technology, leisure and hospitality, property and construction, food and drink, and not for profit.

As part of the growth drive, Azets has made a multimillion-pound investment in a fully digitised, mobile-enabled hybrid working environment. This ensures clients receive an outstanding service from people who genuinely care whilst offering staff more choice and flexibility in how and where they work.

Last month, the firm announced plans to recruit a further 28 apprentices in 2022 to join the 69 apprentices currently training with the firm. Investing in the next generation of talent is a key strategy for Azets, as it looks to further expand its offering and continue to deliver a high-quality service to SME businesses across the region.

Russell Turner, regional managing partner said: “The way people prefer to work has significantly changed over the last 2 years and continues to do so. Staff want the flexibility on how and where they work. At Azets, this is seen as an opportunity to attract, retain and develop the best people which, in turn, will ensure our clients receive an excellent service from a team that genuinely cares. Digitisation is key to our investment strategy as clients rightly expect top quality advice and rapid access to information at any given time. There has never been a better time to join Azets and be part of an ambitious and forward-thinking team.”