Yorkshire based chartered accountancy and business advisory firm, Hentons, has revealed it is strengthening its position in South Yorkshire after acquiring Voice and Co for an undisclosed sum.
Voice and Co was established in 1990 by Hugh Voice, with Mandy Guest joining as a partner in the business in 2002. It has offices in both Sheffield and Doncaster.
Both Voice and Guest, along with its eight employees, will now join Hentons, which employs a team of 125 across offices in Sheffield, Leeds, York, Thirsk and London, and is ranked as one of the UK’s top 100 accountancy firms by fee income by industry bible Accountancy Age.
Hentons already has a “significant presence” in Sheffield with an 11-strong team led by partner, Tim Baum-Dixon and this acquisition is the second major development for the firm in South Yorkshire in recent months.
In September, Hentons formed a joint venture and invested in Sheffield-based Mackenzie Spencer to create Hentons Corporate Finance and Hentons Legal. It means Hentons now offers corporate finance lead advisory services and corporate legal services so that any business sale or purchase can be fully completed and managed by one team. Following the two deals, Hentons now has a 25-strong team in South Yorkshire.
Managing director at Hentons, Peter Watson, said: “Voice and Co is a very reputable and longstanding firm, with an experienced team and approximately 500 established clients of all sizes and across every sector.
“We already have an excellent reputation and a well-established team in Sheffield and this acquisition is a great fit for our existing client base and significantly builds our critical mass in South Yorkshire, as well as giving us a crucial foothold in Doncaster, which is an area that we’re keen to continue expanding our presence in.”
Partner and founder of Voice and Co, Hugh Voice, said: “Hentons is a leading name in Yorkshire’s accountancy industry and the multi-award-winning firm offers a full range of financial and accountancy services, which will further benefit our client base, located across South Yorkshire and beyond.
“Hentons has the same approach to providing a local proactive service, and Mandy and I are excited that we shall have the support to enable us to take on the new clients that we are gaining.”
He added: “It will also create potential new career opportunities for our team across Hentons’ wide-spanning divisions, as well as giving us access to the company’s in-house teams offering HR, IT and marketing support, which made it the ideal firm to agree this sale with.”