A THAMES VALLEY accountancy firm has joined worldwide professional association DFK International.
Oxford-based Shaw Gibbs joins the top ten network, which boasts more than 400 offices in over 90 countries, including 19 member firms in its DFK UK & Ireland group.
Shaw Gibbs’ history stretches back more than 80 years, with clients drawn from individuals, SMEs, charities and not-for-profit entities, LLPs, and UK subsidiaries of overseas companies.
The firm’s managing director Peter O’Connell [pictured] said: “We are proud to join one of the accountancy profession’s most respected independent global associations.
“Becoming part of DFK International will help our clients as it provides the resources we need to advise firms looking to establish overseas offices. Being part of a recognised accountancy association will also encourage international businesses to come to us when they are looking to invest in the UK.”
Chairman of DFK UK & Ireland Bob Law added: “Inviting a firm in the Oxford area to become part of the association was one of our strategic priorities for this year, and to have attracted a well-respected and progressive firm in Shaw Gibbs is a fantastic move for both parties.
“The firm will also provide our members with access to high-quality services in the Oxfordshire and Thames Valley area, which is a very attractive area for international businesses to establish a UK base.”
Andrew Howson joins the firm from EY, bringing experience in advising private equity and corporate clients across multiple sectors in the UK and Europe
Dennis Layton takes up the position on April 1 and will contribute to the firm’s goal of becoming the leading global professional services organisation by 2020
Richard Cartwright becomes the new head, taking over from incumbent head of office David Lemon
Brian Burke, business development director, has moved within the firm to 'develop Quantuma’s networks with Sussex professional firms'