North West accountancy and business advisory firm MHA Moore and Smalley has opened a new Manchester office after making three senior hires.
The firm, which announced a record turnover of £17.77m in June, has taken offices overlooking St Peter’s Square at 80 Mosley Street in the heart of Manchester.
The office will be led by new partners Andrew Feeke and Colin Abrahams, and new corporate finance director Simon Carruthers. All three have joined from Baldwins’ formerly CLB, Manchester office. The trio will be supported by experienced PA, Helen Bowker.
Graham Gordon, managing partner of MHA Moore and Smalley, said: “Manchester has long been part of our strategic growth plans and we’ve been testing the market for some time, using serviced offices to support our clients in the region.
“We felt this was the right time to take on our own Manchester address and we’re thrilled to have brought in three incredibly experienced professionals in Andrew, Colin and Simon to lead our Manchester team.
“The growth potential for us lies in our specialist services that can help business owners plan for the future. This includes business growth consultancy, corporate finance advice, cross-border tax and VAT advice, and our established digital accounting offer.”
Andrew Feeke added: “MHA Moore and Smalley has a strong identity and a culture that’s all about helping staff and clients to grow. We’re thrilled to be joining the firm at this point in their growth cycle and proud to have been entrusted with helping build a full-service team in Manchester focussing on advising entrepreneurial businesses across the North West.”
Andrew, who was Baldwins’ managing partner in Manchester, has had a number of senior roles at CLB Coopers over the last decade. Colin, former tax partner at Baldwins, has over 30 years’ tax experience following senior roles at CLB Coopers, Baker Tilly and Price Waterhouse. Simon had been at Baldwins and CLB Coopers since 2014 and before this spent more than 20 years in various corporate advisory roles at Grant Thornton.
MHA Moore and Smalley has 24 partners and over 300 staff. In addition to the new Manchester office, the firm has offices in Preston, Liverpool, Blackpool, East Midlands, Kendal, Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancaster and Southport.
MHA Moore and Smalley is part of MHA, the association of eight independent UK accountancy and business advisory firms. It is also a member of Baker Tilly International, the world’s 10th largest accountancy and business advisory network.