Accountants merge to enhance services and reach

From left: Scott Heath, Desirie Lea, Nick Leadingham, Paul Hulme (DJH)
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Independent accountancy firm, Morris & Co, based just outside Chester, has combined with Staffordshire firm DJH Mitten Clarke in a move that ranks the collective firms at number 60 in the top 100 UK accountancy practices with Accountancy Age.

Nick Ledingham and Desirie Lea will continue to lead Morris & Co. Nick said: “It is even more crucial than ever to plan for the future and the partnership with DJH Mitten Clarke allows us to do just that.

“They are a business that work to the same principles and are very much focused on their team and clients.”

He added: “Coming together will allow us to further invest in the team’s wellbeing, training and development, to create the very best place to work.

“We will also strengthen our specialist services with capital allowances, R&D, financial planning and commercial & residential finance coming in-house through DJH Mitten Clarke.

“The partnership will enhance the expert advice we offer to our clients.”

Scott Heath, executive director at DJH Mitten Clarke, said: “Whilst exploring our options to enhance our presence in the North West, we considered a number of firms but Morris & Co really stood out.

“We were blown away by the team and their specialisms and knowledge of the health care and franchise sectors.”

He added: “Joining forces will strengthen the infrastructure of both businesses.

“We can learn a lot from each other, adding value along the way for our clients.”

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