Brookson expands with acquisition of 1st Option

Monday 13 March 2017

Brookson, one of the UK’s largest providers of professional services for the flexible workforce, has today acquired 1st Option, an accountancy business based in Coventry. The agreement, which has been approved by the FCA, is a major milestone for the business which now provides services to over 13,000 customers and employs over 300 employees.

For over 20 years, Brookson has provided its services to many thousands of flexible workers engaged across a wide range of industry sectors. The purchase of 1st Option will allow the group to further develop its services to customers, increase its industry sector spread and strengthen its position in a very competitive market.

Martin Hesketh, Chief Executive Officer of Brookson said “We have been searching the market for a suitable business to enable us to expand our services while also enhancing our strong reputation and heritage. We have found this with 1st Option who provide a range and standard of service that will complement that already offered by Brookson.”.

David Mount, Managing Director of 1st Option added “Since 1996 1st Option has built a reputation for providing excellent customer service and professional financial advice and I am very proud of the hard work and dedication my staff have shown over the years.  Brookson provides an excellent home for the 1st Option business to develop further to support our customers in the future.

Brookson will continue to seek new opportunities to strengthen its service offering to customers throughout 2017. 


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Brookson is a specialist accountant for contractors, freelancers and small businesses. For over 20 years, 90,000 individuals across a number of sectors have already benefited from Brookson’s expert accountancy and tax planning advice. Brookson are Business Partners of APSCo and REC and are also FCSA audited ensuring compliance throughout the supply chain.

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Established in 1996, 1st Option provide tailored accountancy, financial and other related services to professional freelancers, contractors and interims across a range of different industry sectors.

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