The Kent offices of national chartered accountants Haines Watts have announced they are merging with top 15 accountants MHA MacIntyre Hudson.
The move will create a county-wide team of ten partners, two specialist directors and more than 80 accounting and support staff, operating from MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s offices in Maidstone and Canterbury.
Rakesh Shaunak, MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s Group Chairman, explained: “Kent is a really exciting market place with major growth prospects and this merger will make us a real force in the county.
“Both firms have a similar outlook in valuing our clients and people above all else and are a great cultural fit. We’re confident that together we will continue to deliver services to a high level with access to a wider range of expertise for Haines Watts clients.”
Haines Watts Maidstone partner Anthony Brand said: “We’re delighted to be merging with MHA MacIntyre Hudson, a firm that has an excellent reputation and is recognised by professionals, business people and private individuals both regionally and nationally. This union will enable us to provide a greater breadth and depth of services to our current Kent client base.”
Stephen Askew, partner at Haines Watts Canterbury, added: “Joining forces with MHA MacIntyre Hudson makes us one of the leading practices in Kent. The firms’ specialities complement each other very well and we are looking forward to working with our new colleagues. This merger will benefit our clients and provide enhanced career and development prospects for our staff.”
The Canterbury and Maidstone offices of Haines Watts will relocate to the MHA MacIntyre Hudson offices in Ashford Road, Maidstone and New Dover Road, Canterbury.
About MHA MacIntyre Hudson
MHA MacIntyre Hudson is a top 15 UK accounting firm, offering a full range of compliance and advisory services to entrepreneurial businesses, groups and multinationals with operations in the UK, and now to offshore investment funds. The firm has 90 Partners and over 700 staff in 12 offices in London, the South East, East Anglia, and the Midlands and in the Cayman Islands.
MHA MacIntyre Hudson is the UK member of Baker Tilly International, one of the world’s largest leading networks of independently owned and managed accountancy and business advisory firms.