Take off for Carpenter Box at Gatwick

Carpenter Box, one of the region’s largest independent business advisory firms, has formally opened a new Gatwick office, welcoming almost 100 people to a ‘take-off’ reception.

Carpenter Box has taken 2,000 square feet of office space at Peveril Court, Crawley. The landlord was represented by Vail Williams.

The event provided confirmation of the firm’s success in expanding its business base from its Worthing HQ to the Gatwick area, where it has had considerable success in winning new business.

Commented Robert Dowling, the Carpenter Box Partner heading the Gatwick team: “Over the last year or so, we have made significant progress in the Gatwick area, developing high quality business relationships and meeting the needs of a growing number of clients. We started with a hub, but growth has been such that we’re now delighted to establish a firm foothold in a key economic area for Sussex and the UK as a whole.”

Recognition of the impact being made in the region by the firm came with success in the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards, with Carpenter Box winning the accolade for Professional Services Firm of the Year.

Robert Dowling will be supported by a team that includes Audit Partner, Tony Summers, who joined the firm in May, together with tax and business specialists.

Carpenter Box has 12 partners and employs a total of 125 staff. In 2010, the firm became a founding member of MHA, a national association of leading independent accountants, thereby providing larger clients with nationwide support. The firm is also a member of Baker Tilly International, a global network covering over 135 countries worldwide.