Acquisitive group swoops for long-established accountancy firm

Xeinadin Group Limited, a growing UK and Ireland professional services group, has acquired North Yorkshire-based accountancy firm Kenneth Easby Limited.

Kenneth Easby was founded in 1949 in Bedale, and provides a range of financial and business support services to owner managed businesses, the agricultural sector and high net worth individuals.

It has two offices in Bedale and Northallerton and is led by Ken Graham who will continue to manage the practice under the new Xeinadin ownership.

The deal is the third confirmation of an acquisition made by the group this year.

In 2023, Xeinadin also acquired Clear Vision Financial Management and Poppleton and Appleby, expanding the group’s national footprint as well as its expertise.

Xeinadin is a group of business advisory and accountancy practices in over 130 locations across the UK and Ireland that provides over 40 service lines to over 60,000 clients, predominantly small and medium sized businesses and their owner-managers.

Derry Crowley, CEO of Xeinadin, said: “We are pleased to have Kenneth Easby Limited join the Xeinadin Group. The firm is renowned for the quality of its work and is focused on the core customer groups which we are. We are happy to be working with Ken and the team.”

Graham added: “We are pleased to be part of Xeinadin Group. Being part of a larger group with the same ethos and focus as our own will not only benefit our customers through offering additional services but also our employees as we have wider resources and knowledge sharing at our fingertips.”