Accountancy firm Coxeys has announced it is “expanding and merging” with a chartered accountancy firm in Chester.
According to Coxeys, which has offices in Wrexham and Saltney, the city’s branch of the Hall Livesey Brown group is the “perfect fit” for its “ambitious growth plans”.
The Chester operation will still be based at its offices in Nicholas Street but will be rebranded as Coxeys. Meanwhile, the other branches of Hall Livesey Brown in Tarporley, Rossett and Shrewsbury will be unaffected and continue to trade separately.
Coxeys was originally founded in 1927 as W. Cross and Co and changed its name in 1974 when Michael Coxey took it over.
Coxeys managing director Anthony Lewis said: “Moving into Chester is something we have been considering for a number of years and we have been waiting for a practice that would be a good fit with how we operate here.
“Having met with Charles Parsons, who is a partner of Hall Livesey Brown in Chester, we realised that they have very similar working methods to us.”
He added: “It’s a perfect fit that has given us an opportunity to expand the Coxeys brand. They have the same work ethic as we do, and we want to look after them and make sure they have a good future going forward.”