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5th highest growing network

February 2018


Russell Bedford International, the global network of independent professional services firms, has been listed as the 5th highest growing, Top 20 network, based on fee data sourced by the International Accounting Bulletin (IAB), announced in its February publication.

The survey revealed that the network, which also maintained its Top 20 global accounting network status, grew by 12% in 2017 alone, following an extensive and successful recruitment program in addition to an increase in revenues of several existing members.

In his recent interview with IAB representative Vincent Huck, Russell Bedford CEO, Stephen Hamlet, said: "It's nice to go up in league tables but figures aren't everything. Quality is a lot more important. Our objective is to ensure members are receiving true value from their subscriptions. My personal objective is for firms that do not belong to Russell Bedford to start wanting to belong to Russell Bedford, and we're seeing more of that in the eight months I've been CEO, from firms from all around the world."

Stephen added: "We are delighted with the progress already seen in 2017 which is huge motivation to drive forward towards even more growth in 2018, as we look to expand into more regions throughout the world. Supporting our members in their efforts to develop their individual practices is an important element in maintaining a network that is continuously strengthening and developing, so it is really fantastic to see individual firms do just that. It means that our network is constantly improving in quality which makes it an attractive place for enterprising and innovative firms to want to be."