Baldwins appoints new corporate finance chief and invests in the North East

THE FIRM, Baldwins Accountancy Group, has continued investment in the north-east and appointed David Fish as a director of its Corporate Finance Team. John Baldwin, director at Baldwins, said: “Investment in this newly-created role underlines commitment to the north-east, the strong business community and local economy. David arrives with valuable financial experience, combined with his […]

Deloitte invests additional €200m to create North West Europe firm

DELOITTE’S north-west Europe firms will combine to create Deloitte North West Europe. The combined firm will generate an estimate of over €5bn (£4.4bn) of revenue with 28,000 partners and staff. David Sproul, Deloitte’s UK chief executive and chief executive-elect of Deloitte North West Europe, said: “This is a bold move which reflects our growth ambitions.  Europe […]

Wilkins Kennedy joins Allinial Global but reaffirms IAPA relationship

A NORTH AMERICAN ASSOCIATION has been boosted by its first UK member, Wilkins Kennedy, joining its membership. The south-east firm has joined Allinial Global, an association predominantly based in the US. Wilkins Kennedy already operates through the IAPA association, which gives it links to 70 countries, but stated it had “currently had no plans to leave” […]

MTD a ‘multi-billion pound cost’ to SMEs, warns senior practitioner

THE COST TO INDUSTRY of quarterly tax updates will be billions of pounds – not hundreds of millions in savings, according to one of the UK’s most respected small business accountants. Graham Lamont, chief executive of Cumbrian-based Lamont Pridmore, a multi-award winning practice, has estimated that small businesses each face a £1,250 bill to transition towards […]

BDO’s ‘agility’ makes it well placed to succeed – Eagland

THE NEW BDO managing partner has hailed the firm’s “agility” in what has become a marketplace riven with technological and regulatory change. Paul Eagland, taking on the role for a four-year term from Simon Michaels, said that the pace of regulatory, IT and political change has “never been faster”. But BDO’s investments in digital, its international […]

PwC boss: Brexit vote illustrated public’s trust issues with business and establishment

THE Brexit vote was indicative of the lack of trust the British public has with the business and political establishment, according to new PwC chairman and senior partner Kevin Ellis. In his first speech as host of the annual Building Public Trust in Corporate Reporting Awards last night, Ellis said that he and the firm had […]

Hall Livesey Brown merges with Colin F Whitfield & Co

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS Hall Livesey Brown, which has offices in Tarporley, Chester, Shrewsbury and Wrexham, has merged its practice with Colin F Whitfield & Co. The opportunity for Hall Livesey Brown to merge with Colin Whitfield & Co arose following the firm’s managing partner, Simon Haynes, announcement to retire in June 2018. “Colin F Whitfield & […]