MHA Moore and Smalley turnover hits £16.6m

MHA Moore and Smalley has achieved a third successive year of income growth, reaching a record turnover of £16.6m.

The firm, which has 300 staff across Lancashire, Cumbria and the East Midlands, has seen turnover rise from £15.5m in 2016/17, £14.1m in 2015/16 and £12.8m in 2014/15.

It credits effective recruitment, further growth in international and transactional work, and strong investment in its digital accounting technology as the main drivers of its success. The firm has recruited 62 new staff in the last 12-months.

Senior hires at the firm have included new partner Keith Porter, tax manager Jenny Trunks, VAT manager Adam Stock and corporate services director Paul Locker. It has also promoted three new partners and four new directors in that time.

Graham Gordon, managing partner, said: “We’re continually striving to make MHA Moore and Smalley a great employer in the regional business advisory sector. We want to be the firm of choice for the brightest talent around and our recruitment and retention strategy is just one of many factors in our impressive growth.

“More businesses are waking up to the fact their financial reporting will soon have to be done digitally under Making Tax Digital rules. We’ve been ahead of the curve in this area, offering a digital accounting solutions service since 2015. Our clients know they can get the right digital support from us, backed up by trusted experts when they require added-value advice.

“We’ve also benefitted from being part of MHA’s UK and international networks, resulting in further strong growth in our national and overseas client base.”

MHA Moore and Smalley has offices in Blackpool, Kendal, Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancaster, Nottingham, Preston, and Southport. It also has regional hubs in Manchester and Liverpool.

MHA member firms collectively employ 179 partners and around 2,200 staff, with a combined turnover of £130m.

MHA firms are also part of Baker Tilly International, the world’s ninth largest network of independent firms that provide accounting, assurance, tax and specialist business advice.