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On behalf of the fbe board of directors, I’m delighted to announce our continued relationship with Stephen Watts and his team at TC Group as corporate sponsor for 2023/2024.

The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed our previous corporate sponsors were Fortus Accountants and Business Advisors. Fortus merged with TC Group in July 2023, rest assured they’re the same company with the same people, offering the same accountancy, tax, and advisory services. More importantly with the same sector expertise!

TC Group are one of the fastest growing accountancy and business advisory practices in the UK and are currently number 29 in Accountancy Age Top 50. They currently have 30 offices across the country.

We are particularly excited to build on the success of their first year as corporate sponsors and look forward to our members continuing to see the benefits that our relationship brings. They are a partner who truly shares our passion for the built environment.

They’ve a specialist Construction & Built Environment sector offering, headed up by Stephen Watts, and their core market’s supporting Owner Managed Businesses (OMBs), making them a great fit for fbe members. These are just two of many reasons why the fbe and TC group complement each other so well.

The growth they’ve enjoyed follows the significant investments they’ve made in developing their specialist advisory service lines; something else that sets them apart from other accountants.

Stephen Watts, Managing Partner, and Head of Construction & Built Environment at TC Group comments, “It was a key part of our sector strategy to partner with a respected and reputable organisation in the sector - one that shares our values and supports our ways of working and given this, we’re excited to have found just that with David and the fbe. We very much see this as the beginning of a long-term relationship.

The investments we’ve made in new advisory service lines over the past 10 years, including Corporate Finance, VAT Advisory, Tax Advisory, HR and Property, has all been in response to the needs of business owners.

We also have a dedicated Research & Development (R&D) team whose sector expertise is underpinned by the teams’ hands-on experience within the sector prior to joining our business. Our head of R&D also sits on the HMRC R&D Communication Forum, so we’re well placed to advise businesses during this period of change, particularly given the legislative changes proposed and HMRC’s increased focus on the sector.

So, as we move further into the second half of 2023, we’re very much looking forward to adding value to the fbe and supporting its member businesses the best we possibly can.”

For more information on Fortus, visit their website or connect with Stephen on LinkedIn

Look out for further announcements over the coming weeks and months.

With very best wishes,
David Jones
fbe CEO & National Chair
About TC Group

TC Group is an Accountancy Age ‘Top 30’ firm of accountants and tax advisers specialising in the provision of bespoke, high-quality accountancy, taxation and business advisory solutions. Our expert knowledge and experience allow us to provide our clients with results designed to meet the unique needs of their businesses.
It is this proactive and tailored approach that ensures we can meet the needs of our clients. This allows them to remain functional, compliant, and most of all, profitable. Our proactive accountancy services boost our clients’ bottom line and help them to make the right decisions both now and for the future.
Based across the UK, we have several locations offering excellence in accountancy – so we are always well resourced to handle your financial concerns in a professional, cost-effective, and timely fashion.


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