Cheltenham expansion for accountancy and legal firm

Optimum’s new office L-R Rob Stokes, Iain Mason, Jon Lacey, Michael Blaken

A professional services company, combining law and accountancy under one roof, is expanding into Gloucestershire.

Optimum Professional Services, headquartered in Swindon, is opening its first regional office, which will be located in Cheltenham.

Optimum says it remains almost unique in marrying legal and accountancy disciplines within one company.

“We already have a large client base in and around the Cheltenham and Gloucester area so this will allow us to provide them with an even better service, with easier access for face-to-face meetings once Covid restrictions have lifted,” said Rob Stokes, Audit and Accounts Director.

“Members of the team will be permanently located there, as we expand our client base still further and recruit additional staff.”

Rob added: “We were looking to expand over into Gloucestershire and this location came up at exactly the right time, plus we are directly supporting current and future clients by basing ourselves in the region. We may look at further expansion in the future, but Swindon will remain our headquarters.”

Both Rob and Optimum’s Assurance & Accounts Manager Hannah Matthews, have previously worked in Gloucestershire and have a large client base in the county.

It also provides a focal point for Michael Blaken, Accounts Director, to reach out to his established client base and contacts in the Stroud area.

Hannah added: “This is a great opportunity to re-establish our presence and connections in the county, bringing the unique mix of accountancy and legal services to new clients and like-minded individuals.”

The new Optimum office will be located at The Site – a recently opened, flexible office space, based in renovated and modernised commercial buildings, in the Swindon Village area of Cheltenham.