Top 60 accountancy firm TC Group has announced the launch of a full range of financial planning, legal and HR services.

It marks the latest development for TC which has significantly expanded its operation over the past two years through several major mergers and is officially the fastest growing Top 60 UK firm.

The new Financial Planning, Legal and HR departments will support TC’s extensive range of accounting and taxation services and are headed up respectively by Simon Perkins, James Allen and Wendy McGarvey, all of whom have extensive experience of working with SMEs.

Head of Financial Planning, Simon Perkins, joins from Fidelius, having previously spent 13 years with Lloyds providing advice to its Commercial Banking clients while also gaining experience with its high net worth, Private Banking sector.  His department will offer a comprehensive range of financial planning solutions designed to fit around clients’ lifestyles, family life, business and professional interests.

Head of Legal, James Allen, has spent 17 years working as a company commercial lawyer, specialising in the buying and selling of businesses and other transactional work.  At TC he will provide clients with a range of advice covering business acquisitions and disposals, shareholder agreements for start-ups and joint ventures, group restructuring, commercial agreements and secured lending.

Head of HR Wendy McGarvey has over 25 years’ experience working in senior positions with large corporates and SMEs and has wide ranging industry knowledge both at operational and strategic levels.  Her department will offer a wide range of HR support covering all aspects of recruitment and employee management.

TC’s Managing Partner, Richard Keyes, is confident that there will be a huge demand for the new services:

‘Clients trust their accountants who often play a very central role in their business growth and development.  It is therefore logical that they will welcome the provision of such a range of complementary support services covering financial planning, legal and HR.

‘Wendy McGarvey, Simon Perkins and James Allen have extensive experience of working with SMEs and we are very excited about the additional benefits they will bring to our clients.

‘The launch of these new services also coincides with a major rebrand which is designed to facilitate and support our continued growth into one of the UK’s leading firms.’