Two leading accountancy firms have announced the successful completion of their merger.

Accountancy and advisory firm, MHA, and MHA Moore and Smalley, a company of chartered accountants and business advisers with offices in Kendal, finalised their deal on Wednesday, April 3.

The merger increases MHA's UK presence, taking its total office numbers to 22, and staff to over 1,745.



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Over 400 chartered accountants and business advisers in MHA Moore and Smalley's seven offices will now become part of MHA.

The new merger is said to be a massive stride in MHA’s expansion across the UK – which has recently extended to Scotland and Wales.

Rakesh Shaunak, managing partner and chairman of MHA, said: "We are incredibly pleased to complete what is a significant deal for MHA, allowing us to further strengthen our technical and geographical offering in the UK.

"Both firms have grown significantly in the last 12 years and MHA’s synergy with MHA Moore and Smalley has been an exceptional showcase of the alignment of ethos and values within our firms."

Mr Shaunak added: "Now, with access to our combined sector expertise and expanded scope of service, our clients and our people are set to benefit immensely from enhanced opportunities for collaboration and career advancement."

Graham Gordon, managing partner at MHA Moore and Smalley, said: "This merger represents the natural next step for us, having worked closely together since 2010 and being branded as MHA Moore and Smalley since 2017."

He added: "We are excited about the opportunities that our joint approach presents for our people, our clients, and stakeholders alike, and anticipate continued success going forward."