North West accountancy and advisory firm, CLB Coopers, which has offices in Manchester, Bolton and Lancaster, has enjoyed an excellent year in which it has seen significant growth of income to £8million up 16% on the previous year.

The growth reflects a significant increase in new audit appointments and in corporate finance and specialist tax services.

David Travis, Managing Partner, said, "This is an excellent result for the year and is a credit to our team. It follows a year of significant investment, particularly in our Manchester tax and corporate finance departments, where we have and continue to make new appointments to service the increasing demand for our specialist services.

We can look forward to another excellent twelve months, in which already we have numerous corporate finance completions, with many more in the pipeline.

Interestingly, we have seen many owner-managers switching their compliance services, following increased confidence in the economy and a desire to have a more supportive service from their advisors. We will continue to invest in our people to ensure we maintain the quality of service our clients deserve"