NORTH WEST COMPANY BEGINS EXPANSION INTO CANADA
Manchester based Clear Start Accountants, is celebrating significant investment and subsequent growth in Canada, and is on target to achieve a turnover from Canadian sales of over £550,000 this year.
Firmly focussed on international expansion, NW business entrepreneur Fiaz Ashraf, CEO of Clear Start Accountants opened Clear Start Debt and Budget Services LLC in Toronto in 2021 and following a recent investment of over one million Canadian Dollars by his company, has expanded the operation there to a head count of 14 people. They are also currently recruiting for further roles to accommodate additional growth.
The Canadian arm, similarly to the main UK operation, offers budgeting services to customers, to support clients in managing their outgoings, and offset the rapidly rising cost of living which is being experienced on a global scale.
The notable growth of the business in Canada, mirrors the significant success enjoyed by Clear Start Accountants UK business, which after establishing in only 2019 saw sales of £4.2 million 2022.
Fiaz Ashraf commented on the expansion saying: “We entered Canada only two years ago, and our unique monthly budget offering and bespoke client software devised here in the UK, is proving a roaring success. To enhance our offering further in Toronto, we have further ambitions to become a self-contained Insolvency practice over the next 12 months, therefore have firm plans in place for further expansion.”
With an employee base of over 50 people, and operating from its state of the art, contemporary headquarters in Universal Square, Devonshire Street North, Manchester, as well as from its offices in Stockport and Canada, Clear Start Accountants offers general accountancy services for sole traders and smaller firms, such as HMRC returns as well as its pioneering, tech-enabled, personal budgeting service for both business and private individuals.
Clear Start Accountants has helped countless consumers and small businesses in reducing their living costs, with the assistance of their bespoke client software ‘Client Master’.