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Skipton accountancy firm merger to create £20m venture
7:00am Saturday 19th January 2013 in News
Skipton accountancy firm Robertshaw Myers has merged with Armstrong Watson, which also has a base in the town.
The move makes Armstrong Watson the largest chartered accountants and financial advisers in the area as part of a group with 14 offices in the North of England and South Scotland.
The expanded firm will have a turnover of £20 million.
The deal meets the expansion plans of Armstrong Watson’s Skipton office and will see all Robertshaw Myers’ 18 staff and five partners join the Armstrong Watson team.
Armstrong Watson’s managing partner Paul Dickson said: “Robertshaw Myers is an incredibly well-respected firm across the region and there was a clear synergy with how we both approached our services to clients.
“The combined knowledge from both offices will continue to develop Armstrong Watson’s position in Skipton and the Aire Valley and I know we will have a strengthened team focused on providing private individuals, fast-growing start-ups and established businesses across the region with the right financial advice.”
The office will be headed by Robertshaw Myers managing partner Michael Bottomley, supported by Armstrong Watson’s Skipton operational director Robert Whitehead.
Mr Bottomley said: “Both firms have built up strong and professional practices independently and now as ‘one’ office I feel confident that existing clients will gain an even wider level of advice under the Armstrong Watson banner.
“As a team we delivered excellent client service and I am confident that the larger team will provide businesses and private clients with invaluable advice and the personal touch needed to help develop both their immediate objectives as well as longer-term needs.”