New HQ for Swindon law and accountancy firm

By Gill Harris on 10 April, 2019

Law and accountancy firm Optimum Professional Services has relocated to new offices in Swindon as part of ambitious expansion plans.

The company was created in 2017, uniquely combining legal services with accountancy services under one roof. Initially based in serviced offices in Regus, West Swindon, the firm has now moved to its own premises in Stratton.

The team of 15 have taken on the previously empty Vicarage Court in Ermin Street – a three-storey building, offering space to grow, as well as a large boardroom area for hosting networking events, workshops and seminars.

Richard Mathews, CEO of Optimum, said moving from serviced offices into their own building was a great boost to the team.

“We are delighted with our new premises which better reflect us as a company,” he said. “They are in a great location and have the facilities we have been looking for to allow us to expand and also to run events which support the local business community.”

Optimum, a contender in this year’s Wiltshire Business Awards for Start-up Business of the Year, was the first professional services firm in the Swindon area to break away from the traditional mould by offering a suite of services under one roof.

The legal team, headed by Iain Mason, deals in all areas of commercial and domestic property law, wills and probate. The accountancy team’s services include personal and business tax planning, business development and exit planning, as well as bookkeeping and payroll. The team are heavily focused on ensuring their business clients are ready for HMRC’s new Making Tax Digital regime, which is being rolled out from April.

Richard added: “We have already run an event here for clients to talk them through the implications of Making Tax Digital. We are also planning to run one for landlords on the changes affecting the lettings sector. Adding value to the service we offer to clients and local businesses is central to the ethos we have here at Optimum.”

Pictured above: The team from Optimum at their new offices in Stratton