BP Collins posts 16 per cent turnover hike

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE & Thames Valley firm BP Collins has boosted turnover by 15.9 per cent, from £8.2m to £9.5m, during the last financial year.

The firm recruited its first chief operating officer (COO) in January 2006 in the shape of former Tite & Lewis COO Karl Wingfield.

The firm amalgamated the roles of financial director and managing partner.

Wingfield has overseen a year of growth, particularly for the firm’s corporate and commercial team, which now accounts for 20 per cent of turnover. Private client and property each account for around a quarter of revenue.

BP Collins has carved out a particular niche for itself advising waste and recycling companies such as Green Star Environmental and Grundens.

The firm lost corporate partner Andrew James to local rival IBB Solicitors during the last year, but promoted Alex Zachary to partner in the corporate practice.

Wingfield is planning to convert the firm to an LLP early next year.