When MNP and its handful of employees arrived in Kelowna in 2005, merging with local accounting firm Snowsell Jennens & Carter, one wonders if they could have imagined where they are today.
Since last Tuesday, MNP Kelowna is now in its new 23,000 square foot office space on the 14th and 15th floors of the city’s new Landmark 7 tower. The office has moved down the street from their former home in the Landmark 4 building – and the sky’s the limit for this accounting and business consulting firm.
The move to the 15th floor is significant, and it is also symbolic. The business has become an important part of the Kelowna community in less than two decades, and now their physical home is emblematic of their sweeping stature in the central Okanagan.
“Kelowna is a place we’re proud to call home,” says Trina Warren, Managing Partner of MNP Thompson-Okanagan. “We can feel the entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community here. We’ve maintained our company culture to reflect those same values, and we’re confident people will feel that when they work alongside us.
Businesses don’t grow in a place like MNP without earning the trust of their community. The reasons they did so are many, ranging from giving back to the community through volunteering, fundraising, sponsorships and donations, to hiring graduates of Okanagan College and the ‘UBCO.
Add to that the fact that MNP supports local businesses, nonprofits, the public sector, and Indigenous organizations, and it’s no wonder the employee base numbers over 100 members. You don’t have to go far in Kelowna to find someone working for MNP or using it to support their business or organization. Their customers are also their neighbors.
As an example of their community spirit, MNP Kelowna partners made one of their greatest contributions to the betterment of the region when they established the MNP Community Fund with the Central Okanagan Foundation and an inaugural donation of $150,000 over three years to the Family Hub Program, operated by Kelowna Community Resources, which provides support services and connection to families in the Okanagan.
MNP Kelowna has clearly provided exceptional service to its clients, but now they feel they will be able to offer even more in their new Landmark 7 location. In addition to accounting and tax services, MNP Kelowna also brings specialist expertise in succession planning, cloud accounting and bookkeeping, business consulting, performance improvement and digital services. It is continually expanding its specialized services and is supported by a national business based in Western Canada and expanding throughout the province and across the country.
Over the past 17 years, MNP Kelowna has expanded its service offerings to local small and medium-sized businesses across all of Kelowna’s major industries, including private business, real estate and construction, professional practitioners, dealerships, l agriculture, credit unions, non-profit organizations and public sector customers.
Despite the growth of resources and services offered by MNP, the company is convinced that some things will never change.
“MNP Kelowna has no intention of slowing down the growth of our resources and the value-added services we provide to the business community, but the one thing that will never change is our personalized approach to business and our commitment to the communities where we live and work,” says Warren. “We can’t wait to see what the next 17 years will bring.”
More information about MNP Kelowna can be found here.
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