DARLINGTON-based chartered accountants and business adviser Clive Owen is recruiting as it opens a fourth office.

Its Teesside office will be based on Riverside Park in Middlesbrough from where audit partner Chris Beaumont and tax partner Lee Watson will lead the initial 20-strong team.

The firm has grown from 102 staff in January 2021 to 112 in September 2021 including graduates, trainees studying for chartered qualifications as well as qualified accountants. Positions have been created in audit and accounting, tax, IT, marketing, payroll, HR and administration.

The firm anticipates making a number of additional key appointments to complement existing staff and the burgeoning client base.

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Chris Beaumont, partner at Clive Owen LLP, said: “This is a really exciting time for the firm.

"The new office gives us more space to grow the business across the Tees Valley where we have a significant number of clients already.

“Following continuous growth, this move will enable us to develop further and take advantage of the potential of the area.

"Tees Valley is very much up and coming with recent developments, including Treasury North and the Freeport, which is very close to the new office, and we are now in a position to take advantage of this.”

Lee Watson, tax partner at Clive Owen LLP, said: “This is very positive news for our staff as we can offer more flexibility on working patterns, which will help us to recruit and retain the best talent locally. In addition, for our Teesside based clients and professional contacts, it will be a closer setting to formally engage and meet."



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