Business adviser EY (Ernst & Young) has expanded its Newcastle base after taking on almost 100 new recruits in the last year.
The firm has taken an extra 4,500 square foot at their base in Citygate on St James Boulevard having taken on the huge number of university graduates in the last 12 months, ranking it amongst the largest graduate recruiters in town.
EY in Newcastle now employs 313 people occupying 31,000 square foot across four floors.
“The local universities produce an excellent graduate population who are keen to start their career journey in the city that they have come to love,” said EY’s North East senior partner, Mark Hatton.
The rapid growth of EY’s Personal Tax Centre (PTC) in Newcastle, has largely driven the firm’s expansion locally.
The PTC provides tax compliance, advisory and other services to some of the UK’s leading financial institutions and to their customers. It counts leading entrepreneurs and Sunday Times Rich List families amongst its client base.
The foundations of EY’s PTC were established in Newcastle in 1997 and since then the team’s growth has been down to building a strong reputation for quality and innovation.
Partner, Trevor Sherlock, who leads the PTC in Newcastle, added: “Our success is simply down to our people, who provide exceptional client service on a daily basis.”