UHY Calvert Smith, chartered accountants in York and member firm of the UHY Hacker Young Group, has merged with accountancy firm Hare and Co, also located in York.
The merged practice is set to be relocated into one office and will comprise of 34 staff, including six partners. Linda Hare, who founded Hare and Co in 2003, will become one of the six partners along with Gareth Burrow who was promoted to partner on 1 April.
Both firms see the merger as an “excellent strategic fit”, and said the partnership will offer a wider range of services covering advisory, audit, and probate and will extend its client base in the York area.
Nevil Pearce, partner at UHY Calvert Smith, said: “Pooling together complementary strengths from each firm will expand the first class services on offer to our clients and place the new practice highly within the area. Both firms have similar client bases and a like-minded personal approach making for a smooth transition.”
Linda Hare, founder and partner at Hare and Co, added: “We are really excited to be a part of UHY Calvert Smith and to leverage UHY’s extensive network to build out our current offering.”