BDO’s consumer business expertise combines the retail and tourism, leisure and hospitality industries.
The retail and wholesale sector has been at the heart of BDO's client base for many years. We focus our full suite of core services on the needs of the country-centric retailer/wholesaler that is taking its first steps into international markets and where ownership and management are intrinsically linked. The growth and development of BDO’s international tax practice and business outsourcing offerings have allowed us to develop our service proposition to the major multinationals within the sector. Over the years, we have had the privilege to support clients throughout all stages of growth, from start up, through first finance raising and on to private equity ownership and listing on a public exchange.
BDO has significant experience in the sports & fitness and travel & tourism industries, working with international businesses across restaurants and bars, betting and gaming entities and hotels. We have a thorough understanding of the sector as a whole and a deep level of expertise in each industry area. The services we provide to our clients include business and risk assurance, tax planning, corporate finance assistance, performance improvement advice and personal wealth management and our success is directly linked to the personal relationships we build with them.
As more and more groups in the tourism and leisure sector look to expand overseas, BDO can help them to work through the options available to them – be it a joint venture, an acquisition or opening a branch or operating a franchise. Our experts ensure that when our client expand their businesses overseas they have planned for the most efficient tax structures and have the necessary knowledge on the ground.