Azets, the fast-growing accountancy firm that specialises in the SME market, is showing confidence in the North-east economy by taking a 10-year lease on new offices in the heart of Aberdeen’s professional services district, effective from today, Monday March 1, 2021.
The new open plan offices at 37 Albyn Place extend to 4,500sq ft and will feature the latest information technology, communications systems and flexible working facilities designed to support the evolving hybrid home and office working culture.
Azets previously operated from offices in Carden Place and West Craibstone Street.
The new offices at 37 Albyn Place will allow the business to progress with plans to expand to more than 70 staff and trainees during the next two years - a 40% increase on the current staff complement of 50. There will be a variety of positions available across the business, including 10 university graduate and student placement vacancies later this year, with a further eight graduate and student placement vacancies during 2022.
Commenting on the investment in new offices and expansion plan, David Booth, Azets managing partner in Aberdeen said: “We are looking forward to working in a flexible, highly efficient environment that is very much in tune with how our staff want to work, and how we need to engage with our clients. Prior to the rebrand to Azets late last year, our previous business had a long and proud tradition serving clients, entrepreneurs and families across the North-east of Scotland.
David Booth added: “We are very much looking forward to continuing that tradition and creating new employment opportunities as the business expands, and to investing in the next generation of accountancy talent. We have great confidence in the city and the local economy and look forward to playing our part as the North-east recovers from the pressures and challenges of last year.”
Staff will continue to work from home until government guidelines change and will relocate to the new offices on a phased basis as and when regulations allow. A single member of staff will operate from the new offices in the first instance to receive documentation from clients, mail and deliveries.