Cumbrian accountants to merge through April takeover deal

Peter Ellwood, left, Tony Briscoe

Two Cumbrian accountancy practices are poised to join together following a takeover deal by Workington-based robinson+co.

The firm will acquire Lillyhall-based DHC Accounting on April 1, for an undisclosed sum.

For more than nine decades robinson+co has been serving clients form its offices across West Cumbria.

The company’s almost 30-strong team provides advice across a range of industries.

DHC has had a strong accounting presence under the leadership and guidance of Tony Briscoe since 2002, with a particular specialism among its six-strong team in furnished holiday lets.

Peter Ellwood, managing partner of robinson+co, said: “Embracing change and growth is at the heart of robinson+co. As Tony and his wife Alison embark on a well deserved retirement journey, we warmly welcome all existing DHC staff to our dynamic team.

“With the integration of DHC Accounting, we’re not just expanding our footprint, but enriching our capabilities and commitment to our clients and communities.
“Together, we’re ready to shape the future of accounting excellence in West Cumbria and beyond.”

He added: “Operations will transfer to our Workington office, and we are excited to expand our offering and strengthen our presence along the West Coast of Cumbria.”

Tony Briscoe, managing director of DHC Accounting, said: “Robinson+co are a very well respected firm with several offices in West Cumbria. As a larger practice they will be able to offer a great deal more in experience and expertise and I am sure they will serve all clients well.

“I am looking forward to retirement knowing all existing clients will be well looked after.”

Following the transfer, all staff and operations will relocate to robinson+co’s offices on New Oxford Street, Workington, from April 1.

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