Azets has strengthened its regional senior leadership team with the appointment of Gurj Sandhu as Regional Managing Partner of Birmingham. The appointment comes at a pivotal time of growth for Azets, as the business looks to double total revenue to become a £1bn firm by 2027.

On his appointment, Gurj said: “I’m delighted to be taking on the role of Regional Managing Partner for Birmingham, as we continue to grow in the region. I’ve worked with the Birmingham business community for a significant number of years now and understand the challenges the local marketplace faces.

The Azets’ Birmingham office was established five years ago, and the next five years look even more exciting. Our foundation of strong partners has been crucial in our growth to date and we have big ambitions to triple revenue in this office over the next five years. As such, we will continue to grow our fantastic team of partners to meet the needs of our expanding business.

We will also look to bolster our core teams, which includes accounting, audit, tax and business advisory services. The future at Azets is really exciting, and I’m looking forward to what’s ahead!”

With over 15 years of experience, Gurj is also the National Head of Capital Allowances, a specialist area of tax that focuses on maximising tax relief for capital-related property projects. Gurj advises across a broad range of clients and sectors, including property investors & developers, leisure & hospitality, manufacturing and private healthcare businesses. He is a dual-qualified chartered surveyor (RICS) and chartered accountant (ICAEW).

Gurj’s appointment comes after three promotions at Azets’ Birmingham office, including Joel Fentem to Associate Director, Tiffany Clarke to Senior Manager and Raphael Camillo to Senior.

Richard Goddard, Regional Managing Director of Azets Central and West added: “Despite the challenging economic background, as a region, we continue to go from strength to strength thanks to a collaborative approach from our teams and clients. The appointment of Gurj reflects our commitment to support continued growth, so we can continue to meet the needs of our expanding business, as well as helping the growing number of SMEs in the country across complex areas of accounting and business services.”

Azets Group has 88 offices in the UK and 189 across Europe. The business aims to double total revenue to become a £1bn firm by 2027.