The company, which has won three national accountancy awards, is expanding its existing international activities along with its growing corporate finance and tax advisory operations and views the acquisition of a large London client base as a natural progression.
“We have been more and more active in corporate finance and in the international aspects of tax advisory services so the opportunity to gain access to wider markets and contacts afforded by opening a London office is a natural next step for us,” says managing director Warren Munson who founded the company in 2004.
“The expansion means we can enhance our offering to our existing client base while strengthening Inspire’s position in the market.”
Inspire has acquired the accounting firm 40 Four, with its client list of predominantly digital media, television and creative industry professionals.
“This is a very natural fit for Inspire,” explains Warren. “We realise it is unusual for a company to be expanding into the capital, but our existing London client base and experience is geared heavily towards the creative industries and with the new office to be managed by associate director Lee Inman we see this as a the ideal opportunity for growth.”
Inspire has recently been named Apprenticeship Employer of the Year by Bournemouth and Poole College and has seen its workforce grow by more than 50 per cent, recruiting 19 new members of staff in the last 18 months.
The company has also been named the best independent firm in the South West two times in the British Accountancy Awards.