Champion Accountants has merged with Hesketh Bank-based practice, TLL Chartered Accountants and will permanently relocate its Preston office following the deal.
The Docklands-based practice will transition to TLL’s existing office, with the combined practice now trading under the Champion brand with a 20-strong team.
Champion said the merger “further strengthens” the firm’s suite of services by bringing “new talented and trusted advisors into the business”.
Ged Cosgrove, group managing partner of Champion Accountants, said this next phase in the firm’s journey will “create an enlarged team with the same united values”.
He said: “Our existing clients and those of TLL can rely on the same personal service that they are used to. Coming together allows us to develop the portfolio of services we provide to our clients, and we are delighted to welcome TLL into the Champion family.”
David Lucas and Peter Buck, partners at TLL, added: “Joining forces with Champion, and becoming part of its brand and offering, is an excellent cultural and professional fit for our clients and our teams.
“Doing so enhances the advice and support we have been proud to offer our clients for more than 30 years, and there is no better business to partner with as we look ahead to the future and move into our next chapter of growth.”