Azets has acquired business and tax advisory firm Inspire Accountants, a local independent firm based in Poole.
It revealed the acquisition strengthens Azets’ established presence on the South Coast.
According to the firm, Inspire was established in 2004 and has an established market presence with nearly 1,000 clients. Its 30 employees, including three partners, provide services across Bournemouth, Poole and the wider Solent region.
As a niche practice specialising in providing strategic and technical advice to entrepreneurial and growing businesses, the team also provides an on-call financial director service, known as FD on Demand, which provides clients with the experience and expertise of a full-time FD for the times when they need it at a fraction of the cost.
The acquisition takes Azets’ regional network to 86 offices across the UK and extends its service offering in the local markets around the Solent.
Adam Wilson, regional managing partner, Solent Region at Azets, said: “We’re excited to welcome Inspire to the Azets family; Inspire has a reputation for high-quality people providing high-quality client service and this ethos fits perfectly with our own.
“The business is established among the leading accounting and business advisory firms across the Bournemouth, Poole and wider Solent area, and we look forward to supplementing the team’s offering with access to specialist technical, industry and advisory capability.”
Warren Munson, founder and managing director of Inspire Accountants, added: “This is a wonderful opportunity for our business and our clients, and the acquisition demonstrates our commitment to the continued growth of our business, as we enter the next phase of our long and successful journey as part of the UK’s newest Top 10 accounting firm.
“Azets is a business which shares our clear focus on people and clients – it is the perfect fit both strategically and culturally.”