Top 50 + 50 2010

Things went from bad to worse for the UK’s top accounting firms in 2010. While there was overall nominal growth in the Top 50, as many as 19 firms failed to improve their incomes on the previous year, The situation was even tougher in the +50, where growth rates stagnated.

For full coverage of our 2010 Top 50 +50 survey and a detailed breakdown of the figures, download our report in PDF format.

 

The Top 50 in 2010

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Rank 2010
(2009)
Name of firmUK Fee
Income (£m)
% change (vs 2009)Year endUK
partners
Fees per
partner (£)
1 (1) PricewaterhouseCoopers 2,248.00 0.2 30/06/09 858 2,620,000
2 (2) Deloitte 1,969.00 -2.0 31/05/09 681 2,891,000
3 (3) KPMG 1,630.00 -1.6 30/09/09 569 2,860,000
4 (4) Ernst & Young 1,383.00 -1.6 30/06/09 515 2,685,000
5 (5) Grant Thornton UK (**) 381.00 0.7 30/06/10 225 1,700,000
6 (6) BDO Stoy Hayward 335.10 -5.0 03/07/09 201 1,400,000
7 (9) RSM Tenon Group (**) 225.00 49.0 30/06/10 253 900,000
8 (7) Baker Tilly 190.00 -7.0 31/03/10 117 1,633,000
9 (8) Smith & Williamson 175.10 -3.3 30/04/10 214 818,000
10 (10) PKF (UK) 140.40 -1.0 31/03/10 94 1,490,000
11 (11) Moore Stephens UK 138.80 10.0 31/12/09 161 862,000
12 (12) Mazars (**) 103.80 1.8 31/08/10 106 979,000
13 (13) Vantis 89.60 -3.0 30/04/09 143 600,000
14 (15) Begbies Traynor (**) 70.00 13.0 30/04/10 94 745,000
15 (16) Haines Watts Group 55.70 -4.3 31/03/10 103 541,000
16 (17) Saffery Champness (**) 52.10 1.3 31/03/10 61 850,000
17 (18) Horwath Clark Whitehill 47.00 1.3 31/03/10 69 680,000
18 (19) UHY Hacker Young Group 45.36 1.0 30/04/10 92 494,000
19 (20) Kingston Smith 43.50 4.8 30/04/10 61 713,000
20 (21) MacIntyre Hudson 31.20 1.0 31/03/10 50 624,000
21 (23) Chantrey Vellacott DFK (**) 27.60 4.2 30/06/10 51 541,000
22 (22) Wilkins Kennedy 27.45 0.3 30/04/10 47 584,000
23 (24) Menzies 26.60 2.7 30/04/10 36 739,000
24 (25) Johnston Carmichael (**) 26.40 8.0 31/05/10 45 587,000
25 (26) Rawlinson & Hunter (*) 23.38 2.1 31/03/10 14 1,671,000
26 (27) HW Fisher & Company 22.90 1.8 30/04/09 28 818,000
27 (-) MCR (**) 21.00 20.7 30/06/10 13 1,610,000
28 (28) Buzzacott 20.81 9.1 30/09/09 20 1,041,000
29 (31) DTE Group (*) 18.38 2.1 30/04/10    
30 (30) Littlejohn 18.30 -1.0 31/05/10 28 650,000
31 (29) Armstrong Watson 17.30 -8.5 31/03/10 31 600,000
32 (32) Francis Clark 16.87 2.3 31/03/10 34 500,000
33 (33) Streets 16.40 0.0 30/06/10 19 863,000
34 (-) TaxAssist Accountants 16.25 15.0 31/12/09 185 88,000
35 (36) Duncan & Toplis 15.81 7.3 31/03/10 27 586,000
36 (37) Price Bailey 15.70 7.0 31/03/10 21 750,000
37 (34) haysmacintyre 15.70 -3.7 31/03/10 23 700,000
38 (47) Frank Hirth (**) 15.60 31.0 30/06/10 13 1,200,000
39 (35) Cooper Parry 14.90 -4.9 30/04/10 21 709,000
40 (45) Reeves + Neylan 14.75 14.5 31/05/09 25 590,000
41 (42) Hazlewoods 14.21 4.2 30/04/10 22 646,000
42 (43) Larking Gowen 13.60 2.3 31/03/10 21 648,000
43 (39) Shipleys 13.40 -5.6 30/04/10 20 670,000
44 (40) Lovewell Blake 13.20 -6.4 30/09/09 21 573,000
45 (41) Target Chartered Accountants 12.80 -7.0 31/03/10 11 1,164,000
46 (44) Scott-Moncrieff 12.70 -3.0 30/04/10 19 668,000
47 (46) Mercer & Hole 12.10 0.0 31/03/10 20 610,000
48 (52) SJD Accountancy 12.00 9.0 30/04/10 1 12,000,000
49 (38) Haslers 11.90 -18.8 31/12/09 13 915,000
50 (48) Anderson Anderson & Brown 11.72 0.2 31/03/10 12 977,000

The next 50 in 2010

* Income figure estimated by Accountancy Age
** Figures provided are an estimate from the firm
Rank 2010
(2009)
Name of firmUK Fee
Income (£m)
% change (vs 2009)Year endUK
partners
Fees per
partner (£)
51 (-) ASE 11.10 17.0 31/12/09 5 2,220,000
52 (50) Simmons Gainsford 10.95 0.7 31/03/10 17 644,000
53 (49) Barnes Roffe 10.83 -5.5 31/12/09 17 660,000
54 (53) Bishop Fleming 10.81 3.4 30/04/10 17 636,000
55 (54) Beever and Struthers 10.80 6.9 30/09/09 26 415,000
56 (51) Hillier Hopkins 10.54 -1.9 31/03/10 22 479,000
57 (55) Henderson Loggie 10.40 3.0 30/11/09 20 520,000
58 (60) Silver Levene 10.30 9.6 31/05/09 17 606,000
59 (-) Moore and Smalley 10.20 2.0 31/03/10 17 600,000
60 (58) James Cowper 10.03 1.0 30/04/10 15 670,000
61 (56) Campbell Dallas 9.90 -1.0 31/05/10 17 582,000
62 (-) Montpelier 9.71 12.9 31/12/09 21 460,000
63 (61) Thomas Westcott 9.30 1.0 30/04/10 17 540,000
64 (62) Barber Harrison and Platt 9.24 2.0 31/12/09 15 559,000
65 (65) Forrester Boyd 9.10 5.1 02/04/10 14 650,000
66 (59) French Duncan 8.90 -3.0 30/04/10 21 450,000
67 (57) Rothman Pantall 8.81 -14.5 31/03/10 23 269,000
68 (64) Spofforths 8.80 1.1 31/12/09 20 400,000
69 (67) Brebners 8.10 -1.2 05/04/10 19 426,000
70 (66) Berg Kaprow Lewis 7.95 -5.4 31/03/10 13 612,000
71 (69) Scrutton Bland (*) 7.94 0.0 31/03/10 12 661,000
72 (72) Dains 7.59 4.1 31/03/10 10 698,000
72 (70) Mitchell Charlesworth 7.59 -3.5 30/04/09 16 470,000
74 (68) Critchleys Accountants 7.40 -9.0 31/05/10 12 616,000
75 (73) Whittingham Riddell (*) 7.11 0.0 31/03/10 13 546,000
76 (71) Goodman Jones 7.10 -2.7 31/05/09 15 474,000
77 (75) Chiene & Tait 6.20 -4.6 30/09/09 7 886,000
78 (74) Rayner Essex 6.12 5.6 30/09/09 11 556,000
79 (77) Martin Greene Ravden 5.80 -3.3 31/03/10 14 414,000
80 (76) Jeffreys Henry 5.54 -10.0 30/04/10 8 693,000
81 (80) Harris Lipman 5.26 9.5 31/03/10 10 526,000
82 (78) Creaseys (*) 5.19 0.0 30/04/10 9 576,000
83 (79) Bird Luckin 4.90 -3.9 30/09/09 15 327,000
84 (81) Adler Shine (*) 4.70 0.0 31/03/09 9 522,000
85 (-) Wingrave Yeats 4.50 -8.5 30/06/09 7 647,000
86 (83) Taylor Cocks 4.33 7.0 31/12/09 9 482,000
87 (82) Broomfield & Alexander 3.90 -5.8 31/03/10 7 557,000
88 (88) Moore Thompson 3.78 2.1 31/12/09 9 404,000
89 (85) EQ Chartered Accountants 3.60 -6.5 31/03/10 9 400,000
90 (89) Raffingers Stuart 3.56 -3.0 31/12/09 8 508,000
91 (-) Bennett Brooks & Co 3.50 7.6 31/08/09 6 576,000
92 (90) SMP Accounting and Tax 3.33 -8.1 31/12/09 6 555,000
93 (91) Hartley Fowler 3.22 -4.7 31/03/10 7 460,000
94 (93) HWB 3.19 -0.6 31/05/09 6 530,000
95 (92) Lambert Chapman 3.10 -6.0 30/06/09 7 470,000
96 (95) Wellden Turnbull 2.67 4.4 30/06/09 2 1,337,000
97 (-) Lamont Pridmore 2.10 28.7 31/03/10 3 700,000
98 (96) Begbies Chettle Agar 1.82 -6.6 31/03/10 4 455,000
99 (98) TWP Accounting 1.60 0.0 31/03/10 5 320,000
100 (99) Dunkley & Co 1.50 0.0 30/04/10 1 1,500,000

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