CFPro is now part of BKL

We’re pleased to share some exciting news for CFPro: on 1 December 2023 we became part of chartered accountants and tax advisers BKL.

Who are BKL?

BKL are a Top 50 accountancy firm with over 200 people and 24 partners. Like CFPro, they have an office in London (Finchley, North London) while also supporting flexible working, with many of their team based outside the UK. BKL specialise in helping entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses across a range of business sectors, as well as high net worth (HNW) individuals.

BKL’s services to clients include audit, assurance, tax consultancy, accounts, outsourcing, payroll, ESG and sustainability consultancy, IT consultancy and corporate finance. As we do, they combine technical expertise with a strong belief in building trusted, personal relationships with their clients.

In addition to this, they also have a number of specialist services:

  • BKL’s tax consultants are recognised as one of the country’s foremost authorities on complex tax matters and regularly advise other accounting firms on areas such as VAT, inheritance tax and property taxes.
  • Family wealth planning is a BKL service for HNW clients and their families. It offers similar support to a family office.

BKL are forward-thinking in their approach to technology, sustainability, inclusion and how they look after their people:

  • In 2022, they became a B Corporation – an internationally recognised certification for businesses that balance profit and purpose – ahead of other UK Top 100 accountancy firms.
  • Their charitable foundation, The BKL Foundation, allocates a percentage of BKL’s annual profits to good causes locally and nationally.

Please take a look at BKL’s website to find out more about them.

How did we come to this decision?

CFPro and BKL share a strong cultural alignment, complementary expertise, and commitment to building an inclusive, sustainable business where clients grow from our advice and our people can achieve their best every day. Our clients come from virtually every business sector and have an ambitious, entrepreneurial spirit in common.

As we will continue trading under the name CFPro, but as part of BKL’s group of companies, you will remain a contact of CFPro.

As you’ll have realised, this is a big step for all of us at CFPro. It’s also a great opportunity. Being able to contribute to our joint future as a growing business, and to become part of a bigger and more diverse team, is something we’re very much looking forward to.

Lee Brook, BKL’s CEO, says:

“It’s exciting to welcome CFPro to BKL. We’ve always enjoyed serving as trusted advisers to ambitious clients; CFPro’s vast experience in this area will enable us to provide an even higher level of support to fast-growing businesses.

“We know that CFPro’s team will become invaluable to our clients and we can’t wait to begin collaborating.”

Barbara Spurrier, our founder and now BKL partner, says:

“Joining forces with BKL is a great opportunity for CFPro and our clients. Providing the best possible support to forward-looking businesses has always been our priority at CFPro. Working together with BKL’s business specialists, our clients will benefit from greater breadth and depth to that support.

“As a well-established business taking its own step forward, the CFPro team and I are looking forward to exploring the new opportunities available to us and our clients, and building relationships with our many new colleagues.”

Next steps

We’re delighted to make BKL’s considerable expertise available to existing CFPro contacts who may have clients who are considering the next phase in their business growth.

If you’d like to know more about how CFPro and BKL can help you, we’d be pleased to arrange a conversation with you. Please get in touch with your usual CFPro contact or send us a message via our website.

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