ForrestBrown, the UK’s largest specialist research and development (R&D) tax credit consultancy, has moved its Bristol-based headquarters from Clifton to a new waterfront location in the city centre having doubled in size since 2017.
Named ‘best independent consultancy firm’ at The Taxation Awards 2018, ForrestBrown advise more than 150 companies a month and last year delivered more than £100m in tax credits for its clients.
This success combined with big aspirations for the coming years, has prompted the office move. Its 100-strong team will relocate from Whiteladies Road to new offices on the second floor of 10 Temple Back – right in the heart of Bristol’s core business district in the city centre.
Just a stone’s throw from Temple Meads Station and the bustling city centre, the new waterside offices span over 23,200 sq ft and offer plenty of room for growth as the company continues to expand, with room for up to 240 staff.
The new office concept was the idea of Simon Brown, the managing director and founder of ForrestBrown. He has worked with ForrestBrown’s design team and local contractors which included project management and cost consultancy services by CS2, interior designers Wylde IA, mechanical and electrical engineers MLM, Intex Projects, Artwork Solutions, Furniture 23 and WestSpring IT.
Talking about the office move, Simon, commented: “As we open our doors to our new HQ this month, I’d like to extend warm thanks to our design partners and contractors for helping my concept become a reality.
“The need to move is testament to the hard work and dedication of our talented team at ForrestBrown. Having more than doubled in size since 2017, we had outgrown our offices on Whiteladies Road. We certainly have aspirations to grow further, and the new office space provides us room to not only offer a welcoming environment for clients, but we also hope that it will attract the very best talent.
“ForrestBrown was recently listed within the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work For, and I hope that our commitment to creating a forward-thinking workspace will really cement this position in years to come. In 2019, we will continue to add more roles in our tax team, but we will also be growing other areas in the business, including business development associates and expanding our marketing and sector specialist teams.”