Crowe UK celebrates year of growth

Crowe UK celebrates year of growth

Crowe UK is celebrating a very strong year for revenue growth. The firm’s approach to client service excellence and focus on the specific needs of the markets in which it operates, further reinforces Crowe’s position as a recognised leader in the UK for audit, tax advisory and risk services.

As reported in the International Accounting Bulletin World Survey published in February, Crowe UK, the UK member firm of Crowe Global, saw double-digit revenue growth.

This leap follows a successful global rebrand in 2018 and further increasing its offering across its sectors and service lines to deliver a quality service to its clients that is seamless and responsive to the market place, wherever they choose to operate.

Johnathan Dudley, Regional Managing Partner in Crowe’s Midlands office, said: “Our clients across the West Midlands clearly welcome the twin benefits of local advice with global reach. Businesses across the region are increasingly viewing the post-Brexit landscape as an opportunity to reach out not only into Europe but also to examine the potential of other markets across the world.

“We are ideally placed to advise and help them achieve their goals.”

Crowe Global meanwhile consolidated its position as the eighth largest accounting network in the world, with firms across the network also seeing strong performances. As a whole, the network reported increased revenues of 14% to USD 4.3 billion.

Nigel Bostock, Chief Executive at Crowe UK, said: “We keep our clients at the heart of everything we do, and it is a testament to the dedication and professionalism of all of our people that we are recognised for the trusted advice we provide.

“2018 was a year of many successes for Crowe in the UK. Not only did we celebrate our 175th anniversary as a firm, but we also came together under the one global ‘Crowe’ brand, further strengthening our position as market leaders. These figures published today support our position of operating as a national firm with global reach and local expertise.”

David Mellor, CEO at Crowe Global, said: “The headline figures – in particular double-digit growth across the network – speak for themselves and should be celebrated. We are immensely proud of the work we have done throughout 2018 in a rapidly-evolving marketplace and are already building on those successes as 2019 gets underway.

“The past year has been a period of significant change for Crowe and we have sought to position ourselves for continued future growth through investment in our people, as well as in processes and technology. It is pleasing to see the numbers reinforce the positivity we see around the network on a daily basis.”

The IAB World Survey is published each year, which analyses the performance of the world’s top 40 accounting networks and associations.

For more information on Crowe, please visit: www.crowe.co.uk

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Contacts:

 

Miriam Sherwood, Marketing Manager (Regions), Crowe UK. Tel: 0121 543 1900

 

Notes to Editors:

About us
Crowe is a national audit, tax, advisory and risk firm offering global reach and local expertise. We are an independent member of Crowe Global, the eighth largest accounting network in the world. With exceptional knowledge of the business environment, our professionals share one commitment, to deliver excellence.

We are trusted by thousands of clients for our specialist advice, our ability to make smart decisions and our readiness to provide lasting value. Our broad technical expertise and deep market knowledge means we are well placed to offer insight and pragmatic advice to all the organisations and individuals with whom we work. Close working relationships are at the heart of our effective service delivery.

In June 2018 Crowe UK changed its name from Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP, as part of a global rebrand across the Crowe Global network. The rebrand saw more than 220 member firms globally adopt the name Crowe.

For more information, visit: www.crowe.co.uk

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Industry recognition

Crowe are leading advisors to the UK mid-market and hold a top 10 position in the 2018 Corporate AIM Adviser Rankings in Technology, Basic Materials, Oil and Gas, Industrials, Consumer Goods and Financials.

The firm was named: Top Charity Auditor of the Year (Charity Financial Audit League Table 2009 -2017), Best Tax Investigations Team (Taxation Awards 2016) and Best Human Capital/Employment Tax Practice (Taxation Awards 2018).

Families should seek advice before paying huge bills for relatives’ care

Thursfields Solicitors has issued crucial advice for families facing huge top-up bills towards the costs of their loved ones who are so ill that they need residential care.

The guidance comes after it was revealed that a pensioner’s personal savings were running out because she was having to pay £550 a week towards the residential care of her husband, who suffers from severe dementia.

The story was just one in a BBC report which says the current council-run and means-tested system is a “fundamental source of unfairness” that leaves many people without the social care support they desperately need.

Tracy Ashby, a senior associate solicitor at Thursfields, is an expert in care funding, safeguarding individuals and Court of Protection applications, and is a full member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

She said: “There’s often a lack of advice given to people in such stressful and upsetting situations.

“In this case, it could well be that the wife shouldn’t have been forced into such large top-ups, as it’s clearly having such a personal detrimental effect on her.”

Ms Ashby explained that local authorities have certain statutory obligations and responsibilities as outlined in the Care Act 2014, and that these are supposed to be based on person-centred considerations, rather than just financial circumstances.

“The additional payment must always be optional and never as a result of commissioning failures leading to a lack of choice,” she said.

“That means top-up fees shouldn’t be a standard request, but they often are because local authorities are regularly focused on finance first, care second. Unfortunately, this can happen because advice isn’t given or obtained when a relative is entering care.”

Ms Ashby urged people facing a situation where their loved ones need residential care to always seek professional legal advice to make sure they are treated fairly by the system.

She added: “The UK’s social care system is in disarray, as evidenced by the fact that the Green Paper on this subject due out before the summer recess has now been delayed to coincide with the NHS proposals in the Autumn.

“At this time of chaos, people need a trained solicitor who can outline what the rules actually are, what help is available and whether the NHS should contribute.

“Importantly, a solicitor trained in the complex detail of care costs can explain what to do if the local authority refuses to work with the family and help at a time when a dispute could cause further detriment to the person in care.

“Funds are limited but this shouldn’t mean that people should suffer, nor that self-funders should prop up the failing system.”

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For further information, please contact:

Dani James, Business Development Manager, Thursfields Solicitors
Email: djames@thursfields.co.uk Tel: 01905 677066

Or
Steve Dyson, ASAP PR – 01789 490786

www.thursfields.co.uk, Twitter – @Thursfields, LinkedIn – www.linkedin.com/company/thursfields

Notes to Editors
Thursfields Solicitors is one of the region’s longest established and reputable law firms, with more than 150 staff in eight offices across Worcestershire and the West Midlands. Thursfields Solicitors provides a full range of legal services to business and the private individual, including property, family, employment and commercial law as well as probate and litigation. The firm has offices in Worcester, Kidderminster, Halesowen, Sedgley, Stourport-on-Severn, Solihull and Birmingham.