GI Outsourcing – A look back at a successful year

The last year has seen GI Outsourcing take a considerable leap in growth as it broadens its market and further develops its offering to the audit and accounting profession.

2023 has been full of highlights, but to give you a flavour of what our team and the broader organisation have been getting up to, here is our retrospective look at the last 12 months.

Incredible client feedback

The biggest qualifier of the success of our service is what our clients have to say about us and this year we have received some incredible feedback from the users of our services.

Here is what they had to say….

“The employees at GI follow a process and are reliable. They are professional and they lend themselves to hard work.

“It’s nice to know that amongst all that professionalism and willingness to work, there is also a human element to outsourcing. It is great that the team over there gets to integrate into the team here too!

“I think the comfort I take from GI comes from the fact that they are taking the lion’s share of the work, which has given us more clarity and head space. GI has really taken on one of the most important layers of the work that we do here.”

Lauren Harvey, Managing Director of Full Stop

“Being able to add on resources when you need them is vital to being able to scale-up new services at pace.

“We have the peace of mind that if we acquire a new client for outsourced finance function work that demands 20 hours a week, we can very quickly get a DRM team member in place through GI Outsourcing.

“I know that if I send an email about an issue at 3pm, I’ll have had a reply by close of play the same day because the account management team are here in the UK.”

Nathan Keeley, Partner and Head of Cloud Accounting at Carpenter Box

“It was very quick that we accelerated up the use curve with GI Outsourcing. We very quickly went from trialling GI Outsourcing to pushing a couple of accounts and Corporation Tax pieces of work over.

“We were then at a level of trust where we could hire a full-time person through GI Outsourcing and use them as a dedicated person for our business.

“It was a natural extension, and it was always going to happen if the relationship worked. We had massive demand for it, and, at the same time, it is hard to recruit in the UK as quickly as we needed to. This is a testament to how the relationship works so well.”


Read more of our success stories here

Our partnership with Prime Global

Building new connections with some of the UK’s most innovative and fast-growing accountancy firms is essential to our ongoing success.

That is why in 2023 we made a commitment to join Prime Global and contribute to this international association.

PrimeGlobal is The Association of Advisory and Accounting Firms It is an award-winning association comprising more than 300 highly successful independent member firms in over 112 countries.

It works hard to secure a vibrant future for member firms by connecting them to one another and helping them expand their role as trusted business advisors.

Its growing list of member firms houses a combined total of more than 3,400 partners, over 34,000 employees, and a combined revenue of over $4.3* billion.

Its main purpose is to provide member firms and their clients with a powerful pipeline to build relationships, share ideas and knowledge and create business opportunities.

We have been playing a role in promoting the benefits of offshoring to members and improving perceptions of outsourcing within this association.

Vikas Chadha, MD GI outsourcing, is also a proud member of NASSCOM India. NASSCOM is a not-for-profit industry association and the leading body for the $245 billion technology and knowledge services industry in India.

Established in 1988 and ever since, NASSCOM’s relentless pursuit has been to constantly support the technology industry, in the latter’s continued journey towards seeking trust and respect from varied stakeholders, even as it reorients itself time and again to remain innovative, without ever losing its humane and friendly touch.

NASSCOM is focused on building the architecture integral to the development of these sectors through policy advocacy and help in setting up the strategic direction for the sector to unleash its potential and dominate newer frontiers – and we are proud to be members of this distinguished body.

Accountex and beyond

To raise awareness of all that GI Outsourcing has to offer, our team have been touring a number of the UK’s top accounting events – the pinnacle of which was Accountex in London.

One of the nation’s largest accounting conferences, it saw our brand rub shoulders with some of the giants in our industry and hold its own as we shared the benefits of our offshoring solutions with our biggest audience yet.

Our team was busy meeting new people, making new connections and acquiring new users of our services.

The Digital Accountancy Show was another highlight of our year, where our team got to learn more about the latest technology and exhibit the brand to an audience of some of the UK’s most innovative accountants.

We also attended this year’s Accounting Excellence awards – a highlight in the British accountancy calendar – as a sponsor of the Practice Leader of the Year category, which was won by Simon Cowie from Infinity Partnership.

Our very own CEO, Tariq Husain, took to the stage to present the award, while our team were wined and dined at this landmark gala event, at one point we had 5 winners with their awards at our table.  Great to be working with some exceptional people and firms across our industry.

Awards and honours

We were delighted to win the prestigious “Maharashtra State Best Employer Brand Awards 2023” from World HRD Congress

This esteemed accolade is a testament to GI’s commitment to fostering a thriving workplace culture, where our employees are our most valuable asset.

It reaffirms our dedication to creating an inclusive and empowering environment that encourages growth, innovation, and personal development.

We also won the prestigious “The Economic Times Future Ready Organisations-2023”. This is the second consecutive year that we have won the award.

EY Economic Times Future Ready Organizations List 2023 features the best companies that have seized the unique unfreezing opportunity before them to imagine and create new systems and modes of organization that are more flexible, integrated, resilient, and ultimately, more human.

GI Outsourcing also celebrated our MD Vikas Chadha being presented with the “Exemplary Leader” award for “Leadership in the domains of Management and Corporate social responsibility ( CSR )” at the  Rotary Global Leadership Summit 2023 by Rotary International Rotary Club , held at JW Marriott Mumbai

Vikas Chadha also won the “Top CEO award in the KPO sector “at the prestigious Economic Times and World HRD awards across an all India 🇮🇳 list of nominations moderated by EY.

Vikas also picked up the Atmanirbhar Bharat award” by the Indian Achievers’ Forum in association with CSR Times in “Recognition for our outstanding professional achievements and contributions in Nation Building “

Finally, we also picked up “DREAM COMPANY TO WORK FOR – Financial Services by the World HRD Congress & Awards presented by Times Ascent for the third time in a row.

These honours come on the back of several other titles picked up over the last few years, which recognise our commitment to providing an exceptional work environment and great opportunities to our staff and clients alike.

Festivities and celebrations

GI Outsourcing is by no means a boring place to work, and we have helped to celebrate several important festivities.

We celebrated Holi in our Indian offices on 8th March 2023 and it was a blast. We had a great time throwing colours, sharing sweets, and dancing to some lively music.

Women’s Day was also celebrated with much pomp and gusto by the GI office. Events and guest talks were keenly curated on topics close to every woman’s health.

We also had the pleasure of hosting a rejuvenating and refreshing yoga session to commemorate International Yoga Day!

It was an incredible opportunity for our team to come together, relax, and focus on our well-being.

New starters

We have continued to add to our growing workforce in the last year, both in India and the UK.

Our ability to attract some of the best accounting experts is why so many of our clients continue to use our services and refer us to their peers.

Our Indian team is constantly growing, and we continue to invest in the development of each individual, so they are properly equipped to deal with all enquiries.

We were accredited as CIMA Training Partners this year alongside our ACCA Approved Employer Gold Status, which marks a significant achievement for our organisation and a testament to our dedication to providing high-quality training and development opportunities to our employees and clients.

Our UK staff list has also changed with the recent recruitment of David Kerr, our new Commercial Director.

He brings with him over 15 years of experience working within the finance and accountancy professions in the UK and internationally.

GI Outsourcing, the secret is out.

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