Evelyn Partners, the leading wealth management and professional services group, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Harwood Hutton, a firm of accountants, tax advisers and business specialists with an office in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.
Established in 1957, Harwood Hutton’s 70-strong team provides clients with a range of personal and business tax and accountancy services and has a particular expertise working with owner-managed, entrepreneurial businesses.
Andrew Wilkes, Chief Professional Services Director of Evelyn Partners, said: “We are delighted to welcome the team and clients of Harwood Hutton to Evelyn Partners. Harwood Hutton is a high-quality professional services firm with a long-standing track record of giving clients the best possible tax advice and accountancy solutions. Harwood Hutton’s approach of providing a fully supportive, personal service and building long-standing relationships with clients is very much in line with our culture at Evelyn Partners.
“This acquisition continues our strategy of expanding the number of business and private clients we provide our professional services to. We are also delighted that the deal will give us an office location in the Thames Valley and allows us to work with even more clients in the region.”
Keir Singleton at Harwood Hutton added: “We are very proud of what we have created at Harwood Hutton and especially of our dynamic people that really add value to our entrepreneurial clients. There is a great cultural fit with Evelyn Partners, with both firms focused on understanding the needs of their clients and delivering a highly personalised service. We are really pleased to be joining Evelyn Partners and are delighted this will help us deliver an increasingly impressive range of services to help our people and our clients succeed.”
The acquisition of Harwood Hutton continues Evelyn Partners’ strategy of augmenting strong organic growth in its Professional Services business with selective acquisitions of high-quality firms with complementary expertise to strengthen the group’s regional presence. Last month Evelyn Partners announced that it had acquired Creaseys Group, which operates from Tunbridge Wells. Prior to that, in February Evelyn Partners acquired Leathers LLP which operates from offices in Newcastle and Harrogate and in April it acquired Cambridge based firm Ashcroft Partnership LLP. Evelyn Partners also completed a transaction with KPMG UK which saw a leading international disputes team join its Forensic Services practice.