CORRECTION: A previous version of this article ran with the headline: ‘Moore Kingston Smith acquires Frank Hirth’. This was incorrect. The headline has been updated to reflect that Moore Kingston Smith has acquired Frank Hirth’s audit and accounting business only. We apologise for the error.
Moore Kingston Smith has announced the acquisition of Frank Hirth’s audit and accounting business for an undisclosed sum.
The business includes Frank Hirth’s general practice audit, accounts and payroll business, incorporating a team of 23 people including Andrew Grieve, who has led the audit and accounting team at Frank Hirth for the last six years.
Maureen Penfold, managing partner of Moore Kingston Smith, said: “I’m thrilled to welcome Andrew and his team to the firm. They will seamlessly complement our existing City office team, strengthening us to further support our growing client base in line with our existing growth strategy.
“The values and principles that we share with Frank Hirth was key to our mutual decision, as they are also committed to deeply understanding their clients’ needs and have a strong focus on prioritising the development and wellbeing of their people.”
Grieve commented that he was “delighted” to be integrating his whole team with Moore Kingston Smith, where they will be able to “broaden their experience” and client offering through having access to a wider array of services.
He said: “I’m confident that we will settle in immediately, not least due to our shared ethics and approach. Furthermore, I look forward to sharing my team’s extensive FCA experience and specialist tax connections with Moore Kingston Smith clients going forward.”