Hurst boosted by new client wins

ACCOUNTANTS and business advice firm Hurst is celebrating a clutch of new client wins as it plays to its strength in the owner-mangaged and family business communities.

The latest addition to the firm’s rosta are Manchester-based schoolwear supplier David Luke and manufacturing firm Packaging Automation, which has its headquarters in Knutsford, Cheshire. In the last six months the Stockport and Manchester firm has won 24 clients.

Family-owned David Luke is based in Ardwick and supplies of school wear, including the Eco-uniform range which features jackets whose outer fabric is made from recycled plastic bottles.

Packaging Automation, also a family-owned business, designs and manufactures packaging and sealing machinery which it supplies to clients in the UK and overseas, including a number of blue-chip food manufacturers.

Other new clients include leisure operator The Odd Group and the BikeRight! cycle training business.

Hurst’s chief executive Tim Potter said: “We are delighted to add these successful and innovative businesses to our extensive client base and we look forward to providing them with a range of services while also advising on their future growth strategies.

“Family businesses and ambitious owner-managers are key parts of the economic fabric of the North West, and we are proud to act as advisers to so many of them.”