Forensic accountancy and insolvency practice Inquesta has moved to larger offices to give it scope to expand its range of services.
The firm has relocated from the Riverpark Business Centre in east Manchester to a 2,500 sq ft building in Radcliffe.
Inquesta founders Rob Miller and Steven Wiseglass have invested £250,000 in the move to the four-storey St John’s Terrace building on New Road. The premises feature offices, meeting rooms and a boardroom.
Inquesta had been based at Riverpark since forensic accountant Mr Miller and insolvency practitioner Mr Wiseglass established the firm in January 2012.
Mr Wiseglass said: “We have increased the size of our team in recent months and reached the stage where we required more space. Now we have scope to further expand the practice.
“We’ve been seeing growth in our caseload across the board, and are looking at further recruitment in our core areas of operation, as well as potentially adding niche service lines where there is a good fit with our existing offering.”
Inquesta has seen especially strong growth this year in its forensic arm, as it pursues claims for consequential losses arising from mis-sold interest rate swap products.
The firm is currently advising on claims with a total value of more than £50m, including ones for care homes, hotel and nightclub operators, children’s nurseries and property developers.
Other forensic accounting services offered by Inquesta include those concerning contractual and matrimonial disputes, personal injury claims, proceeds of crime orders and fraud investigations. The firm also provides corporate recovery and insolvency services.
Recent additions to the Inquesta team include senior manager John Rafferty and trainee chartered accountant Adam Horley.