Menzies and Morley and Scott merge

by Kevin Reed

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30 Nov 2009

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Menzies and Morley and Scott have merged to create a £32m firm by fee revenues.

To be known as Menzies, the south east firm will continue with its focus on SME services including specialist accountancy and tax advice.

They are ranked 24 and 63 respectively in Accountancy Age's Top 50+50 surveys, with fees of £26.2m and £9m.

Morley and Scott's managing partner Dick Watson joins Menzies' management committee while Menzies senior partner Mike Sands continues in his role.

“We intend to create a firm that is big enough to give business owners the specialist accounting, audit and tax advice they need, whilst still delivering the strong partner-led relationship that they expect from their local accountant,” said Sands.

Watson said: “Whilst we have always guarded our independence carefully, we welcome the opportunity of merging with Menzies, a firm which shares the same ambition, culture, values and approach to client service as Morley and Scott.

“We believe that the enlarged firm, with the capability to expand the specialist services we offer, is an important strategic move for our clients, staff and partners.”

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