EY IS TO CLOSE its Nottingham office, with some jobs under threat as a result.
Based in Nottingham’s City Gate West, the Big Four firm will consolidate into its Birmingham practice. The decision has been made as EY moves to more flexible working, and with the Nottingham lease up for renewal. A small office presence will remain in Nottingham for a transitional period.
“Our intention is to retain as many of our people as possible and will work with them over the coming weeks to ensure a smooth transition into their new office. Regrettably, there are a small number of people whose roles have been put at risk of redundancy as a result of these changes,” said an EY spokeswoman.
Nearly 120 staff operate out of the two-partner Nottingham site, while about 600 staff currently work in Birmingham. Details of the job types for staff at risk of redundancy have not been provided.
The firm denied that it was scaling back its operations in the Midlands.
“This is in no way a removal from the market in the East Midlands and we remain committed to the clients we currently serve across the region and consider it to be of strategic importance to the business,” the spokeswoman added.
Richard Oddy, Casper Kaars Sijpesteijn and Rory Goldthorpe have been appointed to senior roles in key sectors of high growth, with a further 17 junior and experienced hires
Adrian Hyde, a partner at CVR Global, has been appointed as the new president for a year-long term, effective 21 April this year
Richard White, Nicola Westbrooke and Richard Ross all join from KPMG, where they oversaw the real estate tax practice
Sheryl Davis joins the firm's High Wycombe office from Barnes Roffe