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  • History


BDO has a rich history in Guernsey which began in 1900 when English accountancy firm, G.N. Read, Son & Cocke, established its Guernsey branch at 19 Smith Street in St Peter Port. Over the coming century the firm evolved into The Reads Group.  The core accountancy, auditing and tax services of the business grew to become what is now BDO Limited.

In 2008 the company moved to its current premises at Place du Pré, Rue du Pré.

In 2012, BDO Limited merged with BDO LLP in the UK and so became a member of the long-standing BDO international network. Under the BDO brand we have become a market leading accountancy and business advisory firm, with some 3,600 people in 18 offices in the UK with significant sector and geographical coverage.  For our clients this key event in our history gives them ready access to the services of a significant UK firm with an extensive global network in over 162 territories and far reaching cross-border expertise.  For our people, it provides truly international career opportunities.

Growth continued and in Spring 2013 BDO LLP merged with PKF (UK) and the Guernsey offices of the respective firms followed suit.  

As a significant employer in Guernsey with a substantial client portfolio BDO Limited continues to grow in strength.  Our commitment to our heritage and to the island of Guernsey remains strong.