The First Minister for Wales, Rhodri Morgan, has helped accountancy firm Mazuma by officially open its new Cardiff office.
Mazuma, whose head office is based in Cardiff and serves the needs of small businesses and sole traders, has opened a larger office in Rhiwbina in order to expand its offering to the Welsh business community.
Established in 2006 by Lucy Cohen and Sophie Hughes, the opening of the new shop front premises marks the next stage in their ambitious growth plans as they continue to franchise the company across the UK under the Mazuma Associate Scheme.
The business, which has witnessed a rapid growth in recent months, will double its number of Cardiff based staff and use the new location as a model office for potential franchisees to visit.
Said Sophie Hughes, Operations director of Mazuma: “Since launching Mazuma the business has grown rapidly over the last three years. We franchised the business in 2008 and currently have six offices throughout the UK with two based in South Wales. The move will be beneficial to all involved, allowing us to build on the range of services we can offer.
“As our business undergoes dynamic development in the months ahead, it is important for us to not only offer a wide variety of services but also become more easily available to our clients, allowing us in turn to conveniently service our growing customer base.”
On officially opening the new office, First Minister Rhodri Morgan said: “It is a pleasure to see a local Welsh business defy the recent economic downturn and expand its offering within the capital. The company has an outstanding reputation and I wish them well.”
Danielle Lewis has been appointed branch manager of the new Mazuma office. With over two year’s experience Danielle will head up the five strong team as she looks to grow the number of clients by a third over the next year.
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