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Greetings from the picturesque city of Bristol! I'm Ashley, an Assistant Audit Manager, and I'm excited to share my journey with BDO, from joining in January to embracing the unique culture in the heart of this vibrant city.


Choosing Bristol and Discovering BDO's Outstanding Culture

In January, I embarked on a new chapter with BDO, choosing Bristol as my professional playground. The appeal of a smaller city, where navigating places is a breeze, drew me in. What intrigued me even more was the remarkable phenomenon of individuals leaving BDO for industry roles, only to find themselves returning after a few years. This spoke volumes about the outstanding company culture at BDO—a culture I was eager to be a part of.

As for the challenges and benefits of an international move, BDO played a crucial role in smoothing the transition. The support provided during this period was invaluable, addressing challenges and ensuring a seamless integration into the Bristol office.

Embracing Flexibility: A Cultural Pillar at BDO

BDO's commitment to fostering flexibility is a cultural pillar that resonates with individuals in all walks of life. Whether single, married, divorced, or caring for family, the flexible work culture allows everyone the freedom to deliver their best work from anywhere. This commitment to work-life balance sets BDO apart as a progressive and inclusive workplace.

Impressions of Welcome and Dress Culture

First impressions matter, and my initial days at BDO were marked by the way people dressed and the warm welcome I received. The professional yet welcoming atmosphere contributed to a positive start, setting the tone for a fulfilling journey ahead.

Bristol: A Convenient Hub of Connectivity

The Bristol office's strategic location near the central city mall adds convenience to the workday, making it easy to grab essentials on the way to or from the office. The city boasts excellent transport networks to London, and with a nearby airport servicing multiple destinations, connectivity is never a concern. For many, the daily commute is less than 30 minutes, making work-life balance a tangible reality.

Cherishing Flexibility: A Personal Touch

As an Assistant Audit Manager at BDO, flexibility is more than just a policy—it's a way of life. This flexibility affords me the time to enjoy the things I love, like traveling. Attached is a photo from my recent trip to Jordan, a testament to BDO's commitment to allowing employees the freedom to pursue their passions.

In conclusion, my journey with BDO in Bristol has been one of discovery, flexibility, and professional fulfilment. Bristol's charm, coupled with BDO's unique culture, has made this chapter in my career truly special. Here's to more exciting adventures and continued growth in this dynamic city with BDO!