A SOMERSET-based chartered accountant, tax consultant and financial planner has made the move to its new Yeovil office.

Taunton-headquartered Albert Goodman, which also has locations in Weymouth and Weston-super-Mare, celebrated the move from Hendford Manor to Lupin Way at a special event on Friday, May 24.

The company's leadership has said that the re-location to the modern office space, which spans 4820sq feet, is set to create new jobs in the area.

Lyndsay Blackshaw, Partner at Albert Goodman, who leads the Yeovil team, said: “Investment in our new premises represents a long-term commitment to Yeovil as Albert Goodman strengthen its position as one of the South West’s leading accountancy practices.

“The business sector in and around Yeovil is really thriving and we are excited at the prospect of being at the heart of a vibrant commercial community, supporting company growth and continuing to provide expert business guidance to our new and existing clients.

“To support our progress, we are always on the look-out for brilliant new recruits and our work space will not only allow for expansion but will also help Albert Goodman attract the talented apprentices who will bolster our team later this year.”

Lyndsay is set to be joined by other Albert Goodman personnel, including fellow partner Richard Bugler and a 40 strong team.

The business, which opened a new workspace in Bristol city centre last year, has secured B-Corp status, achieved through a commitment to environmental and social goals.

Iain McVicar, Managing Partner of Albert Goodman, added: “Thanks to the leadership of Lyndsay and Richard, their talented Yeovil team has gone from strength to strength and the new office will help maintain the momentum they’ve generated.

“As a B-Corp we are committed to offering our team a brilliant working environment.  These new facilities provide a fantastic collaborative open-plan environment which will benefit our clients and people.

“At Albert Goodman, we are passionate about positive evolution and empowering our people to do the same. Our Yeovil team has been a great success and encapsulates why we are looking forward to a very bright future and further sustainable growth.”