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Claritas Tax, the UK’s largest independent tax advisory firm with offices in Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, and, more recently, Glasgow and Bristol, has just published its 2023 roundup and it has been an incredible year for the firm!

Some of the firm’s most notable achievements include:

  • 23.3% headline growth, with profitability also growing strongly
  • The opening of a new city centre office in Nottingham and moving to a new permanent home for the Manchester office
  • Significant growth across all business areas, as well as launching a new service line called ‘TaxAware’, dedicated to the UK’s small to medium sized accounting firms
  • Welcoming 9 new team members in the last calendar year,
  • Over 30% of the team were promoted, including two new Partner promotions during the year in Ses Memhi (Head of Transactions Tax) and Sam Hart (Head of Private Client), with Guy Kendall (Head of Corporate and International Tax) being promoted to partner on 1 January 2024

Growing with purpose – Claritas has set a clear direction for growth and in achieving its ambition of being the UK’s leading tax consultancy firm. The firm has continued to strengthen its team across all service lines and aims to have over 60 fee earners across all offices by the end of this year.

Claritas is committed to the importance of caring for its team and has therefore made significant investments in supporting the whole team and ensuring inclusion, diversity, and wellbeing, are at the forefront of everything it does. There is continuous open dialogue across the firm, and this cultural shift has been supported by new modern workspaces that facilitate a range of working styles.

The business celebrated a few notable and prestigious award wins which included the Insider Midlands Dealmakers ‘Specialist Services Team of the Year’ award and being recognised within the top 100 of the 2023 Sunday Times Best Places to Work. The firm was also ranked in the Top 100 Global Most Inspiring Workplaces, and in the top 50 in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Claritas ended the year on a high, with their first-ever graduate, Faith Ross, winning the Midlands Insider Young Accountant of the Year. The firm was also shortlisted for:

  • STEP Private Client Awards
  • The North West Insider ‘Transaction Team of the Year’
  • Three additional team members were also shortlisted for either the Greater Birmingham Young Professional of the Year 2023 or the Midlands Insider Young Accountant awards

All of these awards recognise the firm’s commitment to being a great place for clients to obtain high-quality advice and for exceptional people to build their careers. Claritas was founded on the principles of delivering excellent quality tax advice while retaining a friendly, collaborative, and fun working environment which is often lacking in the financial services industry. The partners are hugely proud of everyone at Claritas, a fantastic group of people who make it a great place to work, and who care about the service that the firm delivers.

A final notable achievement during the year was the work carried out by Claritas’ Transactions Tax team, who advised on 53 deals with a combined value of more than £950m throughout 2023, across various sectors.

 

Iain Wright, Founding Partner and Head of the Birmingham Office at Claritas comments: “Thanks to our exceptional team and strong relationships with our clients, we continue to grow through the delivery of high-quality work. We have invested very significantly in our people and capability across the firm throughout 2023. We’ve been bold with our ambitious growth plan and the culture and talent within the firm is incredible. I can only thank the team for all of their hard work and dedication. We are excited about our future prospects and will maintain a clear focus on promoting excellence in the way we work and continuing our journey towards developing Claritas into an ever more purposeful firm”.

Matt Hodgson, Partner and Head of the Manchester Office at Claritas adds: “Throughout 2023 one common thread has remained unbroken across our firm: the resilience and adaptability of our people. We are incredibly proud of the team and the firm as a whole. We have simply gone from strength to strength. Looking forward to 2024, we remain confident that the deals market will continue to improve throughout the year, and we have some exciting growth plans set in motion.”

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