Business advisory and accountancy firms announce merger

Two Leeds-based business advisory and accountancy firms have announced their merger.

From Thursday 1 August, Winburn Glass Norfolk (WGN) will merge with boutique firm Murray Harcourt, meaning that the practice grows to a team of 65, operating from the Queen Street office under the Murray Harcourt brand.

Colin Glass, senior partner at WGN and a founding member, said: “We are delighted to be merging with Murray Harcourt whose ethos is similar to our own, namely constantly striving to add value to clients by providing a comprehensive and first class service in all aspects of business advisory, audit, taxation and corporate finance. We look forward to continuing to build upon Murray Harcourt’s already dynamic full-service independent accountancy practice.”

The entire WGN team will move to Murray Harcourt where Glass and Richard Munoz will be directors and Melvyn Winburn will operate as a consultant ensuring the smooth transition of WGN clients.

Murray Harcourt Managing Partner, Richard Bright, added: “We are delighted to welcome the WGN team and look forward to working together to continue providing the highest levels of client service. This is another exciting step along the Murray Harcourt journey, giving us the opportunity to broaden our talent pool, welcoming the experience and skills that the WGN team will bring, adding value to our clients who are at the centre of everything we do.”

WGN said that as a small, but experienced practice, “the challenge for the business came in recruiting appropriate resource in the marketplace to maintain the excellent level of client service they strive for.

The firm added: “As client care and providing a personal and friendly service are at the heart of the Murray Harcourt offering, the merger was the perfect strategic fit for both WGN and Murray Harcourt.”

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