PKF has further strengthened its UK and Ireland presence by introducing Smith Cooper to its ranks.
Now rebranded to PKF Smith Cooper, they are a Midlands independent firm of accountants and business advisors, with over 250 team members.
The collaboration, which is effective from 1 September 2021, marks the next phase in the company’s strategic development, whilst boosting PKF’s “desire to increase their regional footprint throughout the UK”.
It is the latest UK firm to join PFK, following on from PKF Littlejohn in London and Leeds, PKF Francis Clark in the South-West, Johnston Carmichael in Scotland, and PKF FPM in Northern Ireland.
James Bagley, managing partner at PKF Smith Cooper, said: “We’re delighted to be the new home of PKF in the Midlands.
Operating in unison with member firms across the world, we will be able to share our ideas, expertise, and specialist resources to enhance our client offering further, delivering highly personalised services and global connectivity through our client-centric culture.”
David Nelson, senior partner at PKF Smith Cooper, added. “In recent years, we’ve grown considerably in team numbers, fee income and, more specifically, client numbers, many of whom operate internationally.
“Not only does a strong and meaningful international network allow us to cater to our clients’ international needs, but it allows us to differentiate ourselves within the regional marketplace through a combination of increased brand profile and the ability to leverage the combined strength, resources, and client credentials of other UK member firms.”