MOORE AND SMALLEY has revealed its best ever financial year for turnover and employee numbers.
The firm, which has offices across Lancashire, Cumbria, Manchester, Merseyside and East Midlands, has seen turnover rise 11% from £12.8m to £14.2m, with staff numbers rising from 246 to 277, an increase of 13%.
Moore and Smalley welcomed 31 new employees to its regional offices including Jon Pinder, who joined as partner, and Andrew Selby who arrived as an employee benefits expert in the financial planning team in February from Finch.
The firm, which also opened regional hubs in Manchester and Liverpool, cites the demand for specialist advice as a reason behind its growth, along with new services.
Graham Gordon, who was elected managing partner in 2013, said: “Our accountancy and audit services continue to perform well but we’ve seen major growth in specialist departments. Our tax team is now one of the largest in the region and our corporate finance team has seen a rise in deal transactions.
“We have also launched a new cloud accountancy service for small enterprises and the self-employed called SE+, which has resonated with digital savvy business owners looking to utilise new technology.”
Richard Oddy, Casper Kaars Sijpesteijn and Rory Goldthorpe have been appointed to senior roles in key sectors of high growth, with a further 17 junior and experienced hires
Richard White, Nicola Westbrooke and Richard Ross all join from KPMG, where they oversaw the real estate tax practice
Sheryl Davis joins the firm's High Wycombe office from Barnes Roffe
The appointments have been made across the VAT, audit and international tax teams