MHA Moore and Smalley sets sights on Liverpool

Danny Houghton, left, and Andy Webster

One of the UK’s top 50 accountancy and business advisory firms has chosen Liverpool for the latest stage of its expansion plans.

MHA Moore and Smalley, which employs 22 partners and more than 317 staff across the North West and Midlands, has opened its new office in Chapel Street, Liverpool.

The move follows a period of sustained growth for the firm which has included landing a number of new clients in the Merseyside region.

MHA Moore and Smalley enjoyed a record year in 2017-18 with a growth in turnover to £16.6m, making it the 41st largest firm in the prestigious 2018 Accountancy Age national 50+50 list.

The Liverpool office will be led by a team that includes corporate finance director Stephen Gregson, Karen Hain, partner, Jonathan Main, tax partner, Danny Houghton, business development partner, and Andy Webster, a consultant who previously worked at Royal Bank of Scotland in Liverpool before joining MHA Moore and Smalley in 2016.

Danny Houghton said: “Liverpool is a city in the heart of the Northern Powerhouse strategy and we feel we have the right entrepreneurial spirit and technical services to play a part.

“We’ve had a strong presence in Merseyside for many years and the new office will allow us to be closer to our clients and professional partners, while creating new opportunities.”

MHA Moore and Smalley provides a range of accounting, business advisory and wealth management services to clients across the North West and UK.

The firm is also an independent member of Baker Tilly International.

Baker Tilly International is the world’s ninth largest accountancy and business advisory network.

Danny added: “Liverpool is a global gateway and as a firm we have the expertise to help exporters with international trade matters.

“It’s a £23.3bn city region and continues to grow with innovative projects such as the £400m Liverpool2 investment. It’s had strong public and private sector leadership and confidence has never been as high.”

The Liverpool office is based within the 155,000 sq ft Twenty Chapel Street building in the city centre.

MHA Moore and Smalley is part of MHA, a UK-wide association of eight independent accountants and business advisers with 50 offices nationwide.

MHA collectively employs 179 partners, 2,200 staff and has a combined turnover of £130m.

It has offices in Preston, Blackpool, Kendal, Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester, Southport and East Midlands.

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