Dyke Yaxley Chartered Accountants, based in Shrewsbury, is celebrating 100 years in business.
The accounting firm first opened in 1919 by David Owen Dyke and Bertie Ruscoe who became partners of accounting firm Dyke and Ruscoe.
Dyke Ruscoe later merged with accounting firm Yaxley Davies and Co in 1970, after both firms were looking to expand. Prior to this Reginald Yaxley also served articles with Dyke and Ruscoe and qualified as an incorporated accountant.
The firms merged in 1987 to create Dyke Yaxley.
Marie Bramwell, managing director of Dyke Yaxley said the business is “delighted” to be celebrating 100 years in business.
She said: “We’ve seen the company evolve over the years into the success it is today and the transformation is incredible. We now employ over 100 staff, with offices in Shrewsbury, Telford, and Cleveland Ohio, and we have a client base of over 3,000 clients.
“With so many changes over the years, from the first computers in the 1970s, the first mobile phones in the 1980s, and the launch of the World Wide Web in the early 1990s, who knows where we will be in 2119 – we’re very excited to see what the future holds for us all.”
After more acquisitions and increasing staff numbers, including the acquisition of Keith Winter’s practice and staff, Dyke Yaxley needed even more space and moved to its current location in Old Potts Way in Shrewsbury just over 17 years ago.
Since that move, there have been further mergers and acquisitions, including Moore Stephens Shrewsbury, Adrian Richards, Ian Walsh (Tenon Telford) and most recently Gorman Evans.
Bramwell added: “We have seen such sweeping changes in the decades we’ve been in business, and we believe our commitment to delivering the very best customer service to all our clients is the key to our ongoing success”