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Midland’s Number 1 Sage 200 Partner, Smith Cooper System Partners, celebrates record breaking year

Press release   •   May 09, 2019 07:00 BST

Chris Smith, Managing Director, Smith Cooper System Partners

Smith Cooper System Partners (SCSP), the Midlands leading Sage provider and subsidiary of the Smith Cooper group, have today released details of their most successful year on record, announcing a 37% increase in company turnover.

Named the number 1 Sage Partner in the Midlands for 4 consecutive years, and a Top 3 Sage 200 partner nationally for 2 successive years, SCSP now contributes over 20% of entire Smith Cooper Group turnover – which has climbed 25% to c£19m.

The SCSP team have gone from strength to strength in the last fiscal year, twice breaking the record for the largest single deal in the company’s history in one year, adding over 100 new clients to their books, doubling office space in their Derby head office and also opening a new office in Newcastle, the home of Sage.

In line with many recent changes to digitise systems, the team have also upgraded and/or assisted over 70% of their client base to ensure their systems are fully compliant with Making Tax Digital.

Chris Smith, Managing Director of SCSP comments “FY18 has been a phenomenal year for us in so many ways. Our market is highly competitive and the new legislation around Making Tax Digital has been a challenge for all accounting software providers.”

He continues “Our team has risen to every challenge and it really is a magnificent achievement to deal with the unprecedented levels of activity required to make our existing base MTD compliant, whilst still achieving superb new business growth. We’ve also managed to keep smiling whilst we were at it, which always helps in my experience. Our team is amazing, and we look forward to moving forward again in FY19.”

The wider Smith Cooper group consists of Smith Cooper, accountants and business advisors,Infuse Technology, an IT Managed Service Provider, and Smith Cooper Independent Financial Services, an Independent Financial Solutionsprovider for both corporate and individual clients.

Smith Cooper is one of the largest independently owned and preferred accountancy and business advisory firms for owner managed businesses across the Midlands. The firm specialises in providing intelligent, efficient and cost-effective bespoke advisory services to both corporate and individual clients. Smith Cooper has six offices across the Midlands including Derby, Birmingham and Nottingham.

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