Top 100 accountancy practice Grunberg & Co has celebrated its new office in London with a grand official opening attended by dignitaries, accountants and clients from around the world.
For more than 28 years the practice has been providing services to businesses across the UK, but earlier this year it took the decision to move from its office in Golders Green to a new larger, state-of-the-art office in Colindale.
The opening of their new headquarters at the Technology Park in Colindeep Lane was commemorated by its Managing Partner, Robert Bean, 28 years to the day after the practice first started serving its clients.
A number of guests attended, included professional contacts and members of Reanda International – a global network of accountants with members in more than 30 countries, of which Grunberg & Co’s wholly owned subsidiary Reanda UK is a member.
Mr Jin Xu, Minister Counsellor of the Economic and Commercial Office of the Chinese Embassy in the UK also attended to celebrate the firm’s close links with Chinese businesses through Reanda International.
Speaking after the event, Robert said: “It is a great honour to be opening this new office and we are delighted that so many distinguished guests could join us.
“When Grunberg & Co opened 28 years ago it was a small practice, but it has grown dramatically fast to now be recognised as one of the UK’s leading firms.
“This quick growth and drive to move our services forwards meant that we needed a location to suit our stature and this new office means we are now able to expand as we grow further.”
This latest move for the firm will also see it open a second smaller office in Moorgate in the City of London, where it can service its growing number of national and international clients in the financial heart of the capital.
Alain Stechler, a Partner who has been with the firm for more than 26 years added: “From the day we moved to our new office, our firm experienced a complete rebirth with a constant buzz that is almost palpable and that makes it so exciting to be a part of it.
“This is such a momentous time for Grunberg & Co and it has been quite a journey getting here. It doesn’t seem possible to think that in just 28 years we have grown to become a Top 100 accountancy firm, with eight partners and a superb team, as well as the exclusive UK member of Reanda International.
“We are very honoured to have Mr Jin Xu here with us to open the office and Mr Huang Jinhui, the Chairman of Reanda International. I would like to thank everyone for joining us on such a special occasion. Today is a day to join together and celebrate this fantastic milestone – the opening of our new office.”
During the event, guests were also treated to refreshments, including a specially commissioned cake, and given a tour of the office by the firm’s Partners.