TORONTO, Dec. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Since embarking on an ambitious growth
strategy late 2012, Collins Barrow has added five offices in targeted
geographic areas and the network's search for contenders continues.
Gaining momentum following the addition of Collins Barrow Durham in
Courtice, Ontario in late 2012; the network was poised for further
growth in 2013. Following the roll out of the punch campaign, which
invited leading regional firms to "punch above their weight class,"
Collins Barrow successfully recruited new member firms in both Manitoba
and Saskatchewan. These moves represented the network's
long-anticipated return to the Prairies.
Collins Barrow HMA, the largest professional accounting firm in Northern
Manitoba, joined the network mid-November 2013. With locations in
Winnipeg and The Pas, it was the first Manitoba firm to extend service
to both the northern and southern regions of the province.
Only one week later, Collins Barrow PQ was inducted to the network.
Based out of Saskatoon and Yorkton, Saskatchewan, it has been providing
service throughout Western Canada since 1920. With a strong track
record of success within the community, the firm continues to uphold
its tradition of excellence by adding to its cadre of specialty
By all accounts, this changes business as usual. While strengthening
resources and market positioning, Collins Barrow uniquely enables
member firms to retain their independence and autonomy. Aside from
demonstrating an unparalleled focus on entrepreneurialism, this key
component of the network's value proposition sets Collins Barrow apart
from its national competitors. It's the icing on the cake insofar as
onboarded firms are concerned.
Member firms of Collins Barrow have added advantages of:
Support from a collaborative network of professionals from coast to
Enhanced brand recognition through nationally led marketing initiatives
Cutting edge human resource strategies to attract, develop and retain
Proven governance infrastructure
Capacity to offer clients a broader range of specialty services
According to Harry Blum, Chair of Collins Barrow National's Firm
Recruitment Initiative, the growth strategy shows no signs of letting
"The addition of these new member firms demonstrates that the market is
ready for a true national alternative for audit, tax and advisory
services across the board," says Harry. "Entrepreneurial member firms
of Collins Barrow are taking stock of their client needs and looking
for innovative solutions that will enable swift and effective responses
to business demands."
"By acting on this unique opportunity to join our national network, new
member firms are eliminating traditional barriers to growth," adds
Daniel Longlade, National Chair of Collins Barrow. "They gain access to
a vast array of shared resources to drive business, while maintaining
the fierce independence that enabled them to become leading contenders
in their respective markets."
Moving into 2014, Collins Barrow's recruitment campaign focuses on
full-service audit and tax firms. The search continues for firms with:
Demonstrated market presence
Revenues over $5-million
Charted plans for growth
Service differentiators and unique expertise
Collins Barrow's National Firm Recruitment Committee welcomes
discussions with qualifying firms.
"Ultimately, we are looking for market leaders who are focused on
accelerating their business to the next level," says Stephen Chris,
National Director of Operations for Collins Barrow National. "Beyond
expanding the national footprint of the network, this growth is being
undertaken strategically to further the excellence that Collins Barrow
member firms offer clients throughout the country."
On offer is essentially a turnkey approach with a demonstrated record of
success in enabling regional firms to punch above their weight class
SOURCE: Collins Barrow National Cooperative Incorporated
For further information:
National Chair, Firm Recruitment Initiative
Collins Barrow National
National Director of Operations
Collins Barrow National