Coventry & Warwickshire has a thriving Professional and Financial Services sector, including legal, banking, insurance and business outsourcing. It has a long history of professional services businesses particularly centred around the towns of Leamington, Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon and Coventry City Centre.
There are around 12,000 PFS companies in the area. Leading names include Coventry Building Society, NFU Mutual, Towergate Insurance, Handelsbanken, HSCB, Wright Hassall and major UK centres for Barclays Bank and Santander.
As well as the existing skilled and experiences local workforce, the sector can draw on a strong pipeline of young talent coming forward through the excellent local apprenticeship programmes, vocational colleges and universities.
The sector lead for Coventry & Warwickshire Business Festival 2018 is Steven Mugglestone, Associate Director for Harrison Beale and Owen. Steven is an experienced accountant and business adviser, with over 25 years’ experience. Working with his colleagues at HB&O, Steven supports SMEs at every stage of their business, from start-up through to succession, retirement and sale. Having been a Finance Director for a number of businesses, Steven’s expertise includes specialist skills such as carrying out business restructuring and transactional work, as well as forensic, expert witness and litigation support. HB&O has a strong track record of supporting organisations across Coventry and Warwickshire, and Steven is looking forward to talking to businesses and sharing ideas as part of the Coventry & Warwickshire Business Festival.
"The principal role of the Professional and Financial Services Sector within the Coventry and Warwickshire region is to help businesses thrive. The depth and breadth of expertise accountancy, tax and financial expertise accessible locally ensures SMEs have access to sound advice and practical support on their doorstep, wherever they are on their business journey."
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