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BDO accountanct welcomes Softcat software to London

Chartered accountancy firm BDO today welcomed IT provider Softcat to the British capital. Softcat, is opening a new office in Moorgate, London.

As well as bringing Softcat closer to London-based clients like BDO, the move will help the company to attract high-quality graduate employees to support its consistent year-on-year growth. Over the next three years it aims to recruit 100 new employees in sales, account management and support positions.

“We value Softcat as a technology partner and are pleased to see them open this major business centre close to us,” commented Mark Boorman, information technology director at BDO LLP. “They consistently deliver a high quality service in all areas; their pricing is keen, their technical support is of a high standard, our relationship at all levels is strong and we trust each other as partners. That final statement is possibly the most important one can make in any partnership. We are pleased to see them continue to grow and still remain close to their customers.”

Regional sales manager Richard Wyn Griffith is running the new office together with team leader Danielle Binnee. Mr Wyn Griffith commented, “This is an exciting move for Softcat. We are already enjoying fast growth, and we are confident that opening our London office will help us to grow faster still.”

He added, “Our first intake of London-based employees is settling in well, and we are looking for more talented people to join them. We believe that by offering the best possible professional training, salaries and opportunities to progress, we motivate our employees to build long-lasting, successful relationships with clients like BDO.”

Softcat has a reputation as an award-winning business. As well as winning Mid-Market Reseller of the Year at ACES 2010 and reaching number 55 in the Profit Track 100, it is currently The Sunday Times’ Best Small Company to Work For. Softcat gives its staff opportunities to progress in their careers, and offers student loan contributions, healthcare and dental plans, a company contributory pension, half-day holidays on employees’ birthdays, lunch at exclusive restaurants, and team-building activities. The company rewards high-performing employees with trips to exotic locations.

Softcat is a leading provider of software licensing, hardware, security and related IT services. Softcat was founded in 1993 by chairman and majority shareholder Peter Kelly, remains privately owned and currently employs more than 270 people. It achieved a turnover in excess of £145 million in its last financial year and has been profitable since inception, resulting in a strong balance sheet and very firm financial foundations.

The company sells and supports products and solutions from all the world's leading IT companies. On all its portfolio products and solutions it offers a full range of services, including advice and guidance, technical design, product sourcing, implementation, support and project management. It enjoys a trading relationship with over 1,500 longstanding customers, predominantly from the UK corporate sector but also including large enterprises, small businesses and public sector organisations.

As an organisation Softcat cares passionately about two things – outstanding employee satisfaction and world class customer service. It believes the former drives the latter.

BDO is a UK member firm of BDO International, the world’s fifth largest accountancy network, with 1,138 offices in 115 countries. The firm offers a range of advisory services to its clients which include accounting and audit, corporate finance, turnaround and business restructuring services, forensic accounting and tax services. Clients span all sectors but the firm has specialisms in retail, real estate & construction, public sector, manufacturing, financial services and technology, media and telecoms.