THE Goose Green area of Altrincham now hosts the expanded head offices of specialist tax relief firm Catax.

Catax, which specialises in Capital Allowances and Research and Development (R&D) tax relief, has sites in London and the Channel Islands.

Since it launched, it has recovered more than £149m of tax relief for more than 12,000 clients.

Most of the staff who are moving to the new office in Goose Green were based in Kings Court, around a quarter of a mile away. Two thirds of Catax’s 90 employees nationwide are now based at the expanded site.

The change will allow specialists from both the Capital Allowances and R&D divisions to work closely together, helping to bring a synergy to the business - while maximising the benefit realised by clients.

The new office, which was opened by Graham Brady MP on September 29, also benefits from a new updated IT system, digital displays showing real-time financial figures, exposed beams and full-length glass windows which look out onto Goose Green.

Mark Tighe, CEO, Catax said: “We’ve been wanting to bring our teams closer together for some time now and when the opportunity arose, we jumped at it.

‘’Expanding our presence here in Goose Green will help to increase efficiency and productivity which will ultimately benefit our clients.

‘’It reinforces the message that we are fully focused on the continued growth and success of the business. To that end, in recent weeks we’ve hired eight new members of staff, including a number of senior appointments - and we’re still recruiting.

‘’I’m also delighted that the long held Catax tradition of positioning our offices directly above suitable watering holes continues. I imagine ‘House Restaurant & Bar’ will be doing an even stronger trade in the days, weeks and months ahead.’’

Mr Brady said: ''I am delighted to have opened Catax’s impressive new office.

"Firms which help to drive innovation, like Catax, are the backbone of Britain’s economy and should be properly celebrated.

"This is a real vote of confidence for Altrincham and Greater Manchester as a whole and proves how attractive this part of the country is for businesses."